The UAB Benefits Office has begun a step-by-step process of rolling out information regarding UAB’s 2022 benefit selections for eligible UAB, UAB Hospital and UAB Hospital Management LLC employees ahead of this year’s active Open Enrollment period. Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits starts Friday, October 22 at 7 a.m. and ends Monday, November 8 at 5 p.m.

This is an active open enrollment, which means any benefit-eligible employee who does not select a 2022 health care plan option during the enrollment period will not have UAB-provided health care coverage (medical, dental, vision) beginning January 2022.

Benefit plan information for 2022 is being released in weekly installments via articles in the UAB Reporter and other campus communication outlets. Each article will include links back to the UAB for Me portal at, where additional details about each topic will be housed. The information collected each week in the UAB for Me portal will form a comprehensive Open Enrollment Toolkit to inform benefit-eligible employees about upcoming changes and assist them in making informed decisions that work best for themselves and their families. 

 — Published September 20, 2021