Benefits & Wellness

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Benefits to fit your life.
UF Health Shands benefits highlights for plan year 2021.

Core Benefits

(Regular employees of at least 0.50 FTE or greater are eligible)

  • Eligible on date of hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employer and employee contribution
  • Two plans available; administered by Florida Blue and Magellan Rx Management
  • Eligible first day of month following 12 months of employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Pays 50%, 66⅔% or 75% of base pay for approved claims, based on length of service in a benefited position, up to 360 hours or 45 workdays per 12-month period (prorated benefit for half-time and part-time FTEs).
  • Eligible first day of month following 12 months of employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Pays 60% of base pay for approved claims; payments begin after 90 calendar days from date of disability. Preexisting condition exclusion applies.
  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • 1 times annual salary coverage fully employer-paid
  • Additional 1, 2 or 3 times annual salary coverage paid by employee
  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Four levels of coverage available for spouse and/or children (coverage decreases at age 70).
  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Employee and family protection for accidental death or loss of sight, limb or speech
  • Eligible after 3 months of employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Accrual of 5.85 to 8.85 hours biweekly, based on employment category and/or hours worked; increases after 5 and 10 years of service
  • Accrual prorated based on FTE and/or hours paid
  • Eligible on date of hire to a benefits-eligible position
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 1 personal holiday awarded in January (full-time, benefits-eligible status)
  • Eligible on date of hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Basic services are 4 free visits followed by referral to appropriate community or hospital resource.

Voluntary Benefits

(Regular employees of at least 0.50 FTE or greater are eligible)

  • Eligible after 6 months of employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Calendar year annual maximum dollar amounts include up to $1,500 undergraduate, $3,000 graduate level, $3,500 bachelor's in nursing and $4,000 master/doctorate in nursing
  • Prorated for half- and part-time employees
  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position for Dependent Care contributions
  • New hires eligible for Health Care Reimbursement in their second plan year period
  • Accounts are funded by employee pre-tax contributions.
  • These plans offer tax savings for dependent day care and/or health care expenses.
  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Three traditional plans with choice of dentists
  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Provides for eye exams, lenses, frames and/or contacts
  • Co-payments and allowances are based on whether services are rendered by a network provider or a non-network provider.
  • Eligibility determined by carrier(s)
  • Employee-paid
  • Costs for these plans are determined by age, specific benefit plan and option chosen.
  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Provides legal counsel for a variety of needs.

Retirement Benefits

  • Both employer and employee contribute to retirement.
  • Auto-enrollment feature; employees are automatically enrolled following 30 days of employment. A 4% deferral from employee paycheck is deposited into the 403(b) plan as a salary deferral.
  • Employees are eligible to receive employer contributions following 6 months of employment.
  • Employer contributes $0.75 for each $1 of up to 3% of pay saved by the employee to a 403(b) retirement savings account; annual IRS limits apply.
  • Employer also contributes a base retirement contribution of 3% of pay to the account.
  • Employee fully vested in employer contributions after a 3-year vesting period is met.

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*Qualified domestic partner eligible for coverage in these plans.

In the event that any ambiguity arises between these highlights and the certificates of insurance or the plan documents, the terms of the certificates and plan documents will prevail.

Revised 8/31/20

UF Health Employee Wellness

UF Health is proud to offer a comprehensive wellness program with a focus on nine dimensions or "windows" of wellness.

Wellness program offerings include:

  • Classes and workshops on a variety of topics
  • Individual and team challenges
  • Free live and recorded fitness/wellness classes
  • Free health screenings
  • And much more!

Benefits-eligible employees who participate in the wellness program can earn points and get rewarded.

The GatorCare Wellness program works in partnership with UF-HR Wellness to offer support on a nine-dimensional model of wellness.

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Cultural
Cultural Wellness

Cultural wellness refers to our awareness and understanding of and intrinsic respect for our own identities and background, as well as the diversity and richness present in the cultural backgrounds and identities of others.


Emotional
Emotional Wellness

Our emotional wellness manifests in our ability to meet the world with optimism, trust and a sturdy sense of self-esteem.


Social
Social Wellness

With more than 50,000 employees combined, the UF and UF Health community is practically a city unto itself! Find support and like-minded people by perusing the resources found here.


Spiritual
Spiritual Wellness

Our spiritual life is an often overlooked aspect of wellness, but our guiding beliefs, principles and values provide us with deeper meaning and purpose.


Environmental
Environmental Wellness

Interdependence with our surroundings and the natural world makes the environment an important aspect of our overall well-being.


Financial
Financial Wellness

Adopting smart fiscal management practices and preparing for short- and long-term expenses can help ensure we are “fiscally fit.”


Occupational
Occupational Wellness

Our day-to-day work provides personal fulfillment that maximizes our talents. Find resources here to support you in your goals.


Physical
Physical Wellness

Proper nutrition, exercise and disease prevention all add up to a healthier you!


Intellectual
Intellectual Wellness

As lifetime learners, our intellect is fed by an openness to new ideas, our capacity to think and to question, and our willingness to master new skills.


We believe that wellness is an integration of all nine dimensions and that each of us has our own balance of priorities within this model. We aim to deliver impactful resources to empower you to live your life fully.

Learn more about the employee wellness opportunities at GatorCare.org.