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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.

President Watts and other senior leaders responded to queries on the hiring freeze, student mental health, working from home in 2021 and more.

retro art streamUAB’s respiratory therapy program, developed at University Hospital, moved to the university’s School of Community and Allied Health Resources in 1970. Today, UAB Medicine continues to hire respiratory therapists, who are essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the health, dental and vision benefits, 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 Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

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.

UAB Safe streamGoing out alone after dark can be nerve-wracking for some, but it doesn't have to be — especially when UAB has multiple resources to help keep you safe.

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.

The buses have a new Blazer-fied look, but they also incorporate new features to better help employees and students commute more easily and sustainably.

retro art streamIn 1974, construction continued on the steel structure that would eventually house the School of Optometry. Forty-six years later, campus still continue sto grow, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You, your co-workers and your family all benefit if you are participate in UAB’s randomized sentinel testing — and this simple, self-administered swab doesn’t take a test away from anyone else.

Jones has announced she will retire from UAB in February, after 27 years of service to UAB and 12 as the institution’s senior HR leader.

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.

UAB Safe streamHeard it before but still have questions? Refresh your memory or clarify your understanding of the UAB-specific terminologies, methods and strategies working together to keep Blazers safe and UAB open during the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Can essential oils diffuse the coronavirus? What about keto diets? If UV rays kill viruses, should I wear sunblock? UAB’s Molly Fleece, M.D., is tackling common COVID-19 searches to counteract rampant misinformation online.

Nominations are being accepted for one of two new awards that will debut in 2021.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

Eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline health care coverage during the annual open enrollment Oct. 23-Nov. 9. In addition to a consumer-driven health plan, traditional health plans from Viva Health and Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be continue to be available for 2021.

UAB’s campus safety specialists are engaging with students, faculty and staff to boost compliance with health and safety precautions through education and accountability.

The 2021 rankings demonstrate the university’s upward mobility and national recognition and "the great work being accomplished by our dedicated faculty, staff, students and leadership across campus."

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 during the annual open enrollment for benefits Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

Questions employees submitted during the virtual town hall Sept. 11 that could not be addressed due to time constraints are answered here; find responses from leaders on employee recognition, office safety and more.

retro art streamUAB’s traditional Homecoming activities look a bit different this year, but the Blazer spirit remains stronger than ever.

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins rolling out information about Open Enrollment for benefit-eligible employees. Weekly communications will provide employees more time to review available benefits and upcoming changes and make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

The spring 2021 class schedule will be revised to adhere to the social-distancing guidelines used in fall 2020 to protect students and faculty. The schedule must be updated to accurately reflect the delivery mode for each course by Friday, Oct. 2.

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