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.

Several Homecoming and 50th anniversary events will affect parking, transportation and building access this week. Use this information to plan ahead, navigate campus and enjoy the fun.

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.

It’s easy to think the only jungle around campus is the concrete kind. But you can find a little-known green space closest to where you work, live and play using this Google Map we created just for you.

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.

retro art streamAs Homecoming Week approaches, mark your calendars for noon Oct. 18 to catch our favorite dragon showing his UAB spirit alongside the original Blazer, UAB’s vintage 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer.

UAB Safe streamWhen working in high-rise buildings filled with electrical and combustible items and large equipment, fire preparedness can be key.

UAB will offer several opportunities for students, faculty and staff to explore free speech and hate speech on campus and across higher education, beginning with a community town hall Oct. 14.

Members of the 2019-20 UAB Staff Council executive committee are Jennifer Breland, Laine Chapman, Holly Holliday-Jones and Michelle Henry.

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

Employees are encouraged to bring a full-size laundry detergent or house-cleaning product for Blazer Kitchen.

See vintage photos and learn the history of five of Five Points South’s oldest buildings — and what they’re home to today.

Student Affairs is launching a new honorary for graduating students who have aligned their successes with the UAB mission pillars of education, community engagement and research and innovation.

50thShieldONLY COLORWhat’s green and white and 50 all over? UAB’s new 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer, rolled out for the first time at Blazer Village Saturday.

The 2019 report, available at uab.edu/police or in a downloadable PDF, follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

retro art streamCampus has been home to an ROTC program since 1980. Nearly 40 years later, the corps has a new $3 million training facility with classrooms, office space, a cadre lounge and more. The facility’s formal grand opening is scheduled 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

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

UAB Safe streamBig things come from UAB research — but the best work takes place when researchers work with UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety and adhere to best practices for lab safety.

 

UAB Safe streamUnderstanding different types of bacteria, ways they’re transmitted and plans to keep your food safe is key to enjoying your tailgate and keeping guests healthy.

retro art streamMembers of the UAB School of Optometry’s first class were recruited by founding dean Henry B. Peters and began their studies in September 1969, exactly five decades ago.

The monthly Haddin Forum provides a venue for arts and sciences faculty a venue to talk about their research.

New employees can purchase a ticket to the UAB Football season opener vs. Alabama State 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in Legion Field for 50% off. All UAB employees qualify for a 15% discount on season tickets, available at uabsports.com.

Employees have multiple transportation options to Legion Field this football season, including a free public shuttle from campus, free bike parking and options to pre-purchase season or single-game parking permits to snag a guaranteed spot near Legion Field.

John Bassler, a statistician in the School of Public Health, shares the positive benefits his German shepherd Sparto can bring to the humans in its life. More than 700 photos were submitted to the UAB Employee Wellness Cutest Pet photo contest for employees — and the votes are in.    

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

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