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UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will be held Oct. 22-Nov. 8. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans, plus voluntary plan options and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2022.

The U.S. Department of Education announced some short-term changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that may make it easier for UAB and UAB Hospital employees to get debt relief while it pursues long-term changes in the program.

UAB employees also will have the option to select insurance to cover accidents and identity theft and/or participate in a pet-care discount program during open enrollment.

Nationwide, the cost of everything is rising, and UAB is working to balance the impact of these costs on its employees and the organization. Here are some things you can do to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

For the second year, UAB employees will be offered premiums that are mostly flat or decreased.

UAB offers vision benefits, and eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital and UAB Hospital Management LLC will have the option to choose or decline that coverage during the open enrollment for benefits Oct. 22-Nov. 8.

UAB will offer dental insurance during the annual open enrollment for benefits, and eligible employees must choose or decline that coverage between 7 a.m. Oct. 22 and 5 p.m. Nov. 8.

UAB’s medical plans offer one plan design change for 2022: coverage for infertility treatment.

UAB and UAB Medicine also will observe Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 as holidays to provide employees additional time to spend with their families and friends.

Viva Choice — UAB’s consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) — is an alternative to traditional Viva and Blue Cross health care plans offered to eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital and UAB Hospital Management LLC during the annual open enrollment for benefits Oct. 22-Nov. 8.

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins rolling out information about open enrollment to provide benefit-eligible employees time to review upcoming changes and make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Subject to certain conditions, UAB will allow up to 14 calendar days of dependent care leave to enable employees who cannot work remotely to stay home with an immediate family member who is quarantined due to COVID-19. 

The two-digit code, or grade, UAB uses to categorize job titles within salary ranges will be replaced with a three-digit code, effective Sept. 1.

UAB will launch a limited six-month pilot program Sept. 1 to evaluate alternative work options for positions that do not require a daily on-site presence.

Brush up on the services and resources offered by UAB Disability Support Services and meet Catherine Buttrey, the new DSS faculty advisor.

A new offering from UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center will help employees address a specific issue in a single, goal-oriented therapy session.

UAB and UAB Medicine employees will be able to keep and roll over any unused personal holidays though June 2022 and get an extra day to celebrate Juneteenth. 

With a few exceptions, UAB employees in Workgroups A and F will receive an extra holiday this year on April 14 in recognition of their continued dedication and hard work.

The revised guidance explains the circumstances under which employees may continue to receive pay — and when they will be required to use benefit time — while they await test results, quarantine or recuperate.

The partnership with KinderCare, a national leader in childcare and early childhood education, will double the number of UAB families who can access on-campus childcare at below-market rates in a new, larger, state-of-the-art facility.

UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will begin 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and conclude 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans, plus voluntary plan options and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2021.

Annual check-ups, online visits, mail-order drugs and good habits are a few of the ways you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses in the coming year. Here’s the details.

Eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital, and UAB Hospital Management LLC must choose or decline health care coverage during the annual open enrollment Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

UAB offers vision benefits during the annual open enrollment, and eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline that coverage between 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and 5 p.m. Nov. 9. These five questions can help determine if you need it.

UAB offers dental insurance during the annual open enrollment for benefits, and eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline that coverage between 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and 5 p.m. Nov. 9. These five questions can help determine if you need it.

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