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Benefits: UF Health Shands

We’re proud to offer our employees every opportunity to live a full and satisfying life that meets their professional goals and individual dreams.


Core Benefits

  • Regular employees of at least .50 FTE or greater are eligible

Gatorcare medical insurance and prescription drug plan*

  • Eligible on date of hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employer and employee contribution
  • Two plans available; administered by Florida Blue and Magellan Pharmacy Solutions

Short-term disability (STD)

  • Eligible first day of month following 12 months employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Pays 50%, 662/3% or 75% of base pay for approved claims, based on length of service in a benefitted position, for up to 360 hours or 45 work days per 12-month period (pro-rated benefit for half-time and part-time FTEs)

Long-term disability (LTD)

  • Eligible first day of month following 12 months employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Pays 662/3% of base pay for approved claims. Payments begin after 90 calendar days from date of disability. Pre-existing condition exclusion applies

Life Insurance

  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • 1 times annual salary coverage fully employer-paid
  • Additional 1, 2 or 3 times annual salary coverage paid by employee

Dependent life insurance*

  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Four levels of coverage available for spouseand/or children. (Coverage decreases at age 70)

Supplemental accidental death & dismemberment*

  • Eligible first day of month following hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Protection for employees and family for accidental death on or off the job. Payment for loss of sight, limb or speech

Paid time off (PTO)

  • Eligible after 3 months employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Accrual of 5.85 to 8.85 hours bi-weekly, based on employment category and/or hours worked. Increases after 5 and 10 years service
  • Accrual pro-rated based on FTE and/or hours paid

Holidays

  • Eligible on date of hire to benefits-eligible position
  • 10 paid holidays per year (includes personal holiday)

Employee assistance program (EAP)*

  • Eligible on date of hire to benefits-eligible position
  • Employer-paid
  • Basic services are 4 free visits followed by referral to appropriate community or hospital resource

Tuition reimbursement

  • Eligible after 6 months of employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Calendar year annual maximum dollar amounts include up to $1,500/undergraduate,$3,000/graduate level, $3,500 bachelors/nursing and $4,000/master/doctorate nursing
  • Pro-rated for half- and part-time employees

Dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts (Flexible spending accounts)

  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position for Dependent Care contributions
  • New hires eligible for Health Care Reimbursement in their second plan year period
  • Accounts are funded by employee pre-tax contributions
  • These plans offer tax savings for dependent daycare and/or healthcare expenses

Dental insurance*

  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Three traditional plans with choice of dentists

Vision plan*

  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Provides for eye exams, lenses, frames and/or contacts
  • Co-payments and allowances are based on whether services are rendered by a network provider or a non-network provider

Critical care insurance, long-term care insurance, whole life insurance, short-term disability insurance and cancer protection policy

  • Eligibility determined by carrier(s)
  • Employee-paid
  • Costs for these plans are determined by age, specific benefit plan and option chosen

Group legal*

  • Eligible first day of month following employment in benefits-eligible position
  • Employee-paid
  • Provides legal counsel for a variety of needs

 


Retirement benefits

  • Both employer and employee contribute to retirement.
  • Auto enrollment feature; employees are automatically enrolled following 30 days of employment. A 4% deferral from employee paycheck is deposited into the 403(b) Plan as a salary deferral.
  • Employees eligible to receive employer contributions following 6 months of employment.
  • Employer contributes $0.75 for each $1 of up to 4% of pay saved by the employee to a 403(b) retirement savings account; annual IRS limits apply.
  • Employer also contributes a Base Retirement Contribution of 3% of pay to the account.
  • Employee fully vested in employer contributions after a 3-year vesting period is met.

*Qualifed Domestic Partner eligible for coverage in these plans.

In the event that any ambiguity arises between these highlights and the Certificates of Insurance or the Plan Documents, the terms of the Certificates and Plan Documents will prevail.


Other UF Health Benefit Packages

Learn about benefits available from our other three organizations.