UF Fall 2016 Open Enrollment Period and Benefits Fair

Published: October 21st, 2016

Category: Memos

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

This year’s benefits Open Enrollment period began October 17 and runs through Friday, November 4, at 6 p.m. EST. During Open Enrollment, employees may make new benefit plan elections and/or make changes to all State, UFSelect and GatorCare plans for which they are eligible.  All changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2017.

Employees are encouraged to begin making any needed changes early during the Open

Enrollment period in case assistance is required. All benefit elections must be completed

online using the People First website for State of Florida-sponsored plans or the myUFL portal for UFSelect and GatorCare plans. Changes from a State plan to a UF plan or vice-versa will require two separate transactions. Prior to finalizing elections, plans should be carefully reviewed to avoid duplicate coverage. For example, participation in both a State health plan and a GatorCare health plan simultaneously is not permitted.

To learn more about available benefits plans, employees may attend the annual Benefits Fair scheduled for Thursday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Touchdown Terrace in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. For more information on Open Enrollment, visit the Open Enrollment page on the HR website. For answers to general questions, employees may contact University Benefits at benefits@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.

Additionally, for information about the Affordable Care Act and how it may impact employee eligibility for health insurance, including OPS and other temporary employees, please visit the Affordable Care Act page.

All employees deemed eligible for benefits by the State should have received information prior to Open Enrollment. Employees who believe they are eligible but who do not receive a Benefits Statement from the State of Florida within the first two weeks of Open Enrollment should contact People First regarding eligibility. Additional information regarding the State’s eligibility criteria may be found here.

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