Linda Gunter

Linda Gunter

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Benefit-eligible employees will have the choice of enrolling in a traditional health care plan during the annual open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov.14. Changes in tier levels for plans are coming in 2018.

The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

VIVA Choice — UAB’s new consumer-driven health plan — is a new option for benefit-eligible employees during the annual open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov.14.

UAB employees will have the option to choose or decline coverage during the annual open enrollment for benefits that begins 7 a.m. Oct. 28 and concludes 5 p.m. Nov. 14. 

Benefit-eligible employees now will be able to use accrued sick time for their own illness during the initial six-month probationary period and also receive donated sick leave for medical necessity.

President Ray Watts shared the ways UAB continues to break new ground in our mission and, literally, on key facilities that will affect the future during the Faculty Convocation Monday. See the full presentation (above) or hear him present highlights Sept. 20 during the Staff Council Picnic on the Green.
Stephanie Mullins, who had served in the role as interim CFO since July 2015, has been a contributor and leader in many initiatives, including a recent restructuring of Financial Affairs.

Overweight/obese adolescents ages 15-17 with an iPhone or Android phone who sleep less than an average of 8 hours per night and their parent wanted for a study of the effects of sleep on adolescents’ overall health. Requires 8 visits to UAB laboratory and 3 blood draws over a 4 month period. Participants and their parent are eligible to receive a total payment of $400 ($320 for participants and $80 for their parent). For more information call 205-934-2241 or email

To to secure their 2017 medical coverage, all benefit-eligible UAB employees must take part in this year’s active Open Enrollment, Oct. 28-Nov.14.

UAB, the first institution in the state to be recognized with the HEED Award, was selected because of its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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