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Benefits open enrollment for 2017 will be November 1 – November 15. The open enrollment newsletter is attached for your review. View the 2017 Open Enrollment Newsletter online by clicking here. Employees wishing to participate in the annual benefits open enrollment must enroll and make changes using UA-BenefitFocus by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15.


Benefits complement pay and provide assistance to our employees through any stage of their life. Benefits we offer include affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, generous paid time off for staff, disability, employee assistance program, life insurance and superb retirement savings plans options.

UA strives to build an environment that supports the health and safety of our employees by providing other benefits for our employees that include discounts from local restaurants and businesses, carpooling programs, wellness programs and a Faculty – Staff Clinic at The University Medical Center. These benefits add value to employees’ total compensation and provide convenient opportunities for the well-being of UA faculty, staff and retirees.

Latest news from HR

2016 Pre-Retirement Planning Series – The UA Benefits Office proudly presents the 2016 Pre-Retirement Planning Series.  These information-filled sessions are designed for employees  who plan to retire within the next 5 years and need a roadmap to get you from “here” to there” in retirement. Each session will be facilitated by a lead professional to provide information and to answer all of your questions. All sessions will begin at 5:30 pm in Smith Hall, Room 205. View more information about the series and  register online. 

Important IRS Requirements – Employees will be receiving emails from the HR Service Center notifying them that the University is missing Social Security Numbers for dependent(s) with health care coverage through the University. The request is legitimate and is resulting from IRS regulations related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

If you receive such an email, click on the UA-BENEFITFOCUS “Log In Here” button above to log in to our secure website and enter the Social Security Number(s) of all dependents who are on our health plans.  Please also take this time to verify and update birthdates and any other demographic information of your dependents.

View step-by-step instructions on how to update SSNs within UA-BenefitFocus.

If you have questions, please contact the HR Service Center at hrsvctr@ua.edu or call 348-7732.

RSA-1 – Plant the Seeds for a More Secure Future. Enroll in the RSA-1 Deferred Compensation Plan now! RSA-1 allows Alabama public employees to make easy and flexible tax-deferred contributions toward their retirement. By contributing, you can lower your taxes now and save for a better retirement later.



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