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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.

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Enroll and/or make changes to your employee benefits online with Benefitfocus via single sign-on in MyBama.

Click here to watch a BenefitFocus enrollment demonstration video.

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Benefits Announcements

Important IRS Requirements for Your Dependents

Each year in October, employees receive emails from the HR Service Center notifying them that the University is missing Social Security Numbers for dependent(s) with health plan coverage through the University. The request is legitimate and is resulting from IRS regulations related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The IRS provides a detailed question and answer guide for more information.

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

If you have questions, please contact the HR Service Center at hr@ua.edu or call (205) 348-7732.

Life Services Toolkit

The University-Paid Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage through The Standard provides a complementary package of additional services, the Life Services Toolkit, 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 voluntary life)
  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 or Tier 2 member 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.  Registration is required and seminars fill up fast.  The schedule and registration form can be found online at the TRS website.