Nationwide, the cost of health care is rising, and UAB is working to reduce 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.

Eligible employees may choose among four health plans plus dental and vision benefits during the annual open enrollment Oct. 25-Nov. 11. Medical premium assistance — based on household income — and priority access services also will be available.

Eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital, and UAB Hospital Management LLC will have the option to choose or decline vision coverage during the annual open enrollment for benefits that begins 7 a.m. Oct. 25 and concludes 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

Employees have a choice of two stand-alone dental plans — basic or comprehensive coverage — provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

UAB will observe additional holidays to provide employees additional time to spend with their families and friends.

A series of onsite and online seminars will help employees understand and take advantage of new options available to them.

The process for filing and resolving disability-related grievances demonstrates UAB’s commitment to promoting integrity, respect, diversity and inclusiveness and accountability on campus.

Learn the ins and outs of who qualifies for the program, how to take advantage of it, the requirements for staying qualified and everything in-between.

Get free and discounted tickets to the Legion FC home game against Memphis 901.

More than 500 UAB employees, friends and family cheered on the Birmingham Barons during the July 9 home game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. See the scenes from UAB Family Night at Regions Field in this slideshow.

Although most campus operations will be suspended on this day, essential services will continue and the annual fourth of July concert begins 7 p.m.

Get your discounted tickets to the Barons' July 9 home game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

During June, schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a SmartPath coach to see if you are aligned with the 4 Ps of financial health.

UAB health plans cover preventive vaccinations, including MMR, at 100% for children — and adults. Do you need one? Are you sure?

Although most campus operations will be suspended on this day, including bus and van service, essential services will continue.

UAB Safe streamFrom offering a travel assistance program to help planning ahead for emergencies while abroad to savings and discounts on travel options through UAB Perks, UAB makes prepping for international travel easier.

UAB employees who are supervisors, whose job includes management of state funds in certain capacities or who meet a salary threshold of $75,000 are required to complete an annual Statement of Economic Interests form.

A look into your personal wellness March 12-April 24 will cost you 15 minutes and could earn you cash rewards.

Student loan debt is a universal workforce challenge that affects every generation, and a new employee benefit may lessen the burden.

Explore new and improved resources to help you cope with financial stressors, build financial skills and feel confident about the future. Start with seminars and webinars during America Saves Week, Feb. 25-March 1.

UAB Human Resources’ new Financial Wellness Program, featuring personalized counseling, educational seminars and online resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors, build financial skills and feel confident about their future.

Earn up to $350 for healthy behaviors throughout the year through this newly improved program.

Funded investigators who receive imposed administrative or disciplinary action for sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or non-gender or non-sex-based harassment must be reported promptly to granting agencies under new rules.