Benefits

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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.

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Group Life Insurance Coverage 

UA’s group life insurance coverage through The Standard provides an additional package of services to help employees and their beneficiaries make important decisions now and for the future. Download a brochure for the Life Services Toolkit which contains a list of comprehensive online services that may be helpful when you need assistance.  This benefit is available to the following employees:

  1. Regular full time employees covered by the sponsored life plan (including enrollment in the voluntary life plan)
  2. Regular part time employees covered by the voluntary life plan

Retirement Preparation Seminars

Is the sun rising on your RETIREMENT?  If you are a Tier 1 employee (an employee hired before January 1, 2013) within 5 years of retirement eligibility, The Retirement Systems of Alabama offers seminars to help you plan your retirement with confidence.  Be sure to schedule a TRS Retirement Preparation Seminar in 2018.  Registration is required and seminars fill up fast.  The schedule and registration form can be found online at the TRS website.

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.

 

Benefits Summary Guide