Open Enrollment BEGINS October 16!
Thank you for visiting our Open Enrollment website. Here, you will find updates and information regarding this year's Open Enrollment changes, including activities and helpful links for learning about your benefit options.
Open Enrollment Begins Monday October 16, 2023, at 8 A.M. – Friday, November 3, 2023, at 6 P.M. EDT
5 Steps to a Successful Open Enrollment
1. Ensure that you receive all benefit-related information in a timely manner by updating your contact information. For the 2024 year, this requires updating your email in People First.
Update Contact Information
The State of Florida will be distributing benefit plan information starting in 2024. Please verify that your email and mailing address is correct to ensure that your benefits plan information is delivered.
EMAIL ADDRESS UPDATE
Follow these steps to verify/update your email in People First:
(Click here for instructions with pictures).
- Go to https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/peoplefirst/index.html
- Sign in with your People First ID and password.
- Click "Contact Information"
Verify your email or update to your correct email address
- To edit, click on the "Notification Email" row and click the edit button.
- Update the email address and click "Save"
- Confirmation will pop up
Please review your contact information in People First and GEMS to ensure that you receive all benefit-related information in a timely manner. Any updates made in GEMS Self Service are sent automatically to People First each night. For instructions on how to update your address(es) with USF via MyUSF, click here for the instructional guide.
PEOPLE FIRST PASSWORD
In addition to the address verification, you are encouraged to update your password so you will not have to reset it during Open Enrollment. Please note that the following will be required for password reset online: (1) A notification email set-up OR (2) a phone number able to receive text messages. If you do not have these reflected at People First, you will need to contact the People First Service Center and may experience long wait times due to high call volumes. You can access the People First login screen here to reset your password. Information on how to reset your password can be found on the People First website’s Frequently Asked Questions.
2. Don't miss out on what's new for the next plan year.
Learn about what’s new for 2024
→ Visit the My Benefits My Florida Open Enrollment Website
State Health Plans Review (Video 5 minutes) Compare and contrast the Standard and High Deductible plans as well as discuss the difference between HMO and PPO plans.
Dental Plans Review (Video 5 minutes) Breakdown of dental plan types and how they work.
3. The Benefits Fair and Wellness Expo is back.
Attend the Benefits Fair & Wellness Expo
Please be sure to join us at one of the upcoming Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos to learn more about important plan changes and the many benefits available to USF employees. Additionally, some of our employee perks vendors will be on hand with information and discounts on their products and services.
Tampa Campus: Monday, October 2, 2023, from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Marshall Student Center, (MSC), Ballroom (2nd Floor)
St. Petersburg Campus: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the University Student Center (USC), Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Sarasota-Manatee Campus: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Selby Auditorium
4. Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes you want to your State Group Insurance benefits.
Make Enrollment Elections
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 deadline.
Accessing People First (Video 3 minutes) Learn about your options to make your elections and tips for accessing the People First portal including finding your People First log in ID and resetting your password.
Navigating the People First portal (Video 7 minutes) Please use Firefox or Google Chrome and disable pop-ups to view this video: A step-by-step guide to enrolling on the People First portal
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.
5. Premiums are deducted a month in advance so it is important to review your benefits deductions on December 2023 and January 2024 paychecks.
Review Premium Deductions
Please note that benefits premiums are deducted a month in advance so it is important to review your deductions on December 2023 paychecks for changes and notify us at Benefits@usf.edu with any discrepancies.
Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account contributions are deducted during the coverage month. Any changes to these accounts will begin with January 2024 paychecks.