On July 11, 2017, the Birmingham Barons take on the Mobile BayBears during the fourth annual UAB Family Night at Regions Field.

UAB faculty, staff and their families get discounted tickets to the Barons home game — $7 reserved seating. Pre-ordered tickets can be purchased online with promo code "UAB Night" (code is case sensitive), or at the box office until 1 p.m. gameday with your UAB ONE Card.

Game starts at 7:05 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m.

UAB Family Night 2017 features...

  • Appearances by Blaze, the UAB Spirit Team and UAB Pep Band
  • Birmingham Barons playing in special UAB-themed jerseys
  • 50-cent hotdog night at the ballfield
  • "T-Shirt Tuesday" giveaway for the first 1,000 adults through the gate
  • Social Media Night with chance to win prizes through social media contests
  • No limit on number of discounted tickets that can be purchased
  • Tickets can be printed or downloaded to mobile device

Birmingham Barons Official Site | Regions Field Parking Map

Reserved admission tickets are good for Baseline Box sections 101, 102, 114, 115,116,117,118 and 119. All areas are first-come, first-served. It is advisable to purchase special needs tickets online to ensure adequate accommodations.

BlazerSwagDress in UAB Green

Show your Blazer pride at Regions Field. Visit the UAB Bookstore between June 29 to July 11 and receive a 25 percent discount on any one UAB clothing item with your UAB ONE Card.

 

Answering Your Questions about IRS Form 1095-C


Q: What is a 1095-C form?
A: IRS form 1095-C is an annual employee health insurance tax statement provided by employers to employees who are eligible for health insurance as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All employees who were eligible for health insurance as defined by ACA will receive a 1095-C regardless of whether they participated in a UAB health insurance plan.

The 1095-C is comprised of three parts:
  • Part I: Identifying information about the employee and the employer
  • Part II: Information about the employer’s offer of group health coverage
  • Part III: Information about the employer health coverage, including names and Social Security numbers of the employee and his or her covered dependents

Q: Why did I receive this form?
A:
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to provide form 1095-C to employees who are eligible for health insurance as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All employees who were eligible for health insurance as defined by ACA will receive a 1095-C regardless of whether they participated in a UAB health insurance plan.

Q: When will I receive the 1095-C form?
A: This year, the federal government extended the deadline for mailing the 1095-C form until March 2, 2017. Eligible employees will receive the form at their home address prior to March 2.

Q: Are the 1095 forms required to file my taxes?
A: No. The 1095 forms are not required to file your 2016 taxes. However, it is highly recommended that you retain this form with your tax records. The form verifies whether you had employer sponsored health coverage during the year. The IRS may ask you to send a copy of this form along with your W-2 form if you are audited.

Q: My spouse and/or dependent(s) file their own taxes but are covered under my health insurance. Will they receive a copy of the 1095-C form?
A: Only the employee will receive a copy of the Form 1095-C. However, dependents on your health plan who file their own taxes will need a copy for their tax records. You may provide a Xerox copy of your form to your dependents; an official reprint is not necessary.

Q: What should I do with this form?
A: You should retain this form with your tax records. The IRS may ask you to send a copy of this form along with your W-2 form if you are audited.

Q: What do I do with the 1095-C form if I have already filed my taxes?
A: You should retain this form with your tax records. If the IRS audits your tax return, you may be asked to send a copy of this form.

Q: How do I get another copy of the 1095-C form if I have misplaced the form?
A: Contact UAB Benefits at Benefits@uab.edu or 205-934-3458.

All benefit-eligible employees must take part in this year’s active Open Enrollment in order to secure their 2016 medical coverage. Active Open Enrollment for UAB employees will take place from Oct. 30–Nov. 16, 2015, within the UAB for Me benefits portal (www.uab.edu/hrintouch).  Employees are required to take action by re-evaluating their medical plan options and choosing a plan that best suits their personal needs.  

Four Key Things to Know about This Year’s Open Enrollment


  1. Why action is required
    With an active Open Enrollment, any benefit-eligible employee who does not select a 2016 medical plan option during this year’s Open Enrollment will not have medical coverage for 2016. In past years, an employees’ existing medical plan would roll over into the subsequent year if no action was taken during Open Enrollment. This is why it is critical that all benefit-eligible employees take action and make a medical plan choice that is best for themselves and their families.

  2. Health care plan rate changes
    Medical rates will increase 3 percent for employees on single plans and 5 percent for employee-plus up to two dependents and family plans.

    As part of UAB’s efforts to maintain a variety of choices for UAB employees’ medical plans, the 2016 Viva Access and Blue Cross Blue Shield employer portion of the premium will now be the same. With this change, the 2016 employee portion of the premium for BCBS will decrease.

    Medical plan design for each plan will remain the same for 2016.  There will be no changes in the dental or vision options for 2016.

  3. Tobacco usage surcharge
    In keeping with UAB’s emphasis on creating a culture of health and wellness, employees enrolling in a UAB medical plan will be required to state whether they have used tobacco products in the last six months. A $50 monthly tobacco surcharge will be applied to all declared nicotine users, beginning Jan. 1, 2016. More information on the tobacco surcharge is available here.

  4. Where to find more information
    Open Enrollment information is housed within the UAB for Me benefits portal. A detailed newsletter will be mailed to all benefit-eligible employees’ home addresses by mid-October. The UAB Benefits Fair will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. in the UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium.

    Employees can contact their HR Consultant or the UAB Benefits office with additional questions.
As part of our continual efforts to ensure that UAB employees receive the best possible benefits, we will be instituting a new paid parental leave benefit no later than July 2016. This represents a great stride in our HR efforts and reflects the strong collaboration between our administration and faculty to make this benefit a reality.

Read the Reporter story here for more information.