Benefits

Open Enrollment

Thank you for visiting our Open Enrollment website. Here, you will find updates and information regarding this year's Open Enrollment changes, activities and helpful links for learning about your benefit options.

New to this process? Check out the Introductory Open Enrollment video.

Open Enrollment starts 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct.15, and ends Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. EST

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes you want to your State Group Insurance benefits. You can change your benefits as many times as you want before the November deadline.

Check out the Five Reasons to pay attention during Open Enrollment here.

Log in to People First to make your choices (changes, additions, and/or drop in coverages) and remember to select the Complete Enrollment button when you are ready to save changes. If you make Open Enrollment changes, look for a mailed confirmation statement in early November. Be sure all changes are correct, any eligible dependents are enrolled in coverage, and any ineligible dependents have been removed. 

IMPORTANT! The Division of State Group Insurance is reporting employees are receiving spam calls and emails during open enrollment.  Employees are encouraged to be cautious about disclosing confidential information. Click here to learn more. 

2018 Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos will be hosted as follows:

Campus/Date Time Location
St. Petersburg: Monday, October 22 9am-4pm University Student Center
Tampa: Tuesday, October 23 9am-4pm USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom
Sarasota: Friday, October 26 9am-4pm Selby Auditorium

The Tampa Campus Benefits Fair and Wellness Expo will include Benefit and Wellness Information sessions on topics such as:

Please be sure to join us at one of the Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos to learn more about important plan changes and the many benefits available to USF employees. Additionally, our Employee Perks Vendors will be on hand with information and discounts on their products and services.

My Florida, My Benefits website

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) has updated their website with new information regarding the changes for Open Enrollment. You can visit their website by clicking here

2019 Plan Year Benefits Guide

View the 2019 plan year Employee Benefits Guide

Changes for the 2019 Plan Year

3 ways to save
    1. HealthCare Bluebook offers an online transparency portal that allows members to shop for health services based on cost and quality and earn financial rewards. Click here  to watch a short video about this new benefit!

    2. SurgeryPlus provides bundled surgical services with concierge-level support. By taking advantage of this benefit, members can earn financial rewards.

    3. Chard Snyder now offers a health reimbursement account. This new account is one of the options members can choose to receive any reward payments they have earned using Healthcare Bluebook or SurgeryPlus.

Here are a few reminders:

Open Enrollment Campus Wide Meetings

The Division of Human Resources will be conducting Open Enrollment Information meetings that will highlight the benefit options for the 2019 Plan Year. These meetings will be held at the following dates and locations. 

Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 16th 2pm - 3pm SVC 2070

Wednesday, October 17th

Click here to view a recording of this session.

11am - 12pm SVC 2070
Wednesday, October 24th 9am - 10am SVC 2070
Friday, October 26th 10am - 11am SVC 2070

To attend these meetings, you must sign up through GEMS Self Service. Navigation: Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Developing > Request Training Enrollment. Click Search by Course Name and type a keyword such as Open Enrollment into the field. You will see a listing of the training offerings. For help with registration, visit the instruction guide.

Open Enrollment Help Sessions

The Division of Human Resources is offering Open Enrollment Help Sessions for those employees who may need assistance navigating the People First website to make their open enrollment elections and changes. You will need to bring your People First ID number, your password for the website and the social security number and date of birth for any dependents you may need to add to your coverage.

These sessions are available at the following dates and times:

Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 16th 3pm - 5pm SVC 2068
Thursday, October 18th 9am - 11am SVC 2068
Wednesday, October 24th 1pm - 4pm SVC 2068
Thursday, October 25th 6pm - 7:30pm SVC 2068
Friday, October 26th 11am - 1 pm SVC 2068
Monday, October 29th 9am -11am SVC 2068
Tuesday, October 30th 1pm - 4 pm SVC 2068
Friday, November 2nd 10am - 5pm SVC 2068

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact your HR Service Center Benefits Specialist or Regional HR Office