2017 Open Enrollment Period, Benefits and Wellness Fair

Published: October 16th, 2017

Category: Memos

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

UF’s annual Open Enrollment period begins today and runs through November 3. This is the one time of year when faculty and staff can make changes to their health insurance plans without having to prove a major life change—like getting married, getting divorced, or adding a child to their family. All changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2018.

Benefits elections may be completed online either using the PeopleFirst website (for State of Florida plans) at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/ or the myUFL portal (for UFSelect & GatorCare plans) at https://my.ufl.edu by Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m. EST. To determine which enrollment method is the one to use, please see http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits-rewards/2018-benefits-plans/.

To help select a benefit plan, employees can now use ALEX, our online virtual benefits counselor. ALEX is personalized, fun to use and confidential, and may be accessed by visiting http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits-rewards. It also is a great way to get answers to your benefits questions.

Faculty and staff are also encouraged to attend UF’s Benefits and Wellness Fair Thursday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Champions Club in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. At this year’s expanded event, employees can meet with a variety of benefits program providers, complete health assessments, get a flu shot and more.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the State of Florida will continue to offer OPS/temporary employees the opportunity to enroll in the state’s plans provided certain eligibility requirements are met. For more information, please visit http://mybenefits.myflorida.com/health/eligibility.

To learn more about this year’s Open Enrollment, ALEX and the Benefits & Wellness Fair, please visit http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits-rewards/my-benefits/open-enrollment. For general questions, employees may contact UFHR Benefits at benefits@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.

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