Welcome to Your Benefits!
The University of Louisville is committed to attracting and retaining top quality faculty and staff. One way the university supports this goal is to offer a benefit package, competitive with our peer institutions as well as other employers throughout the Louisville metropolitan area. UofL’s wide array of benefits enhances your financial security and well-being and adds significantly to your total compensation.
University of Louisville provides benefit plans to meet the needs for you and your family members. If you are a new hire, you must enroll within 30 days of your date of hire. If you have astatus change, you have 30 days from date of event to modify your elections. Remember, the choices you make will remain in place through December 31st and you are not able to add or drop coverage until the next Open Enrollment period.
Benefits News and Announcements
Employees have the option to choose their 2017 benefits online October 17, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. on October 28. Please visit the Open Enrollment website to learn more about benefit options. Please also plan to attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can talk with benefit vendors and benefits staff. HSC Campus, Clinical and Translational Research Bldg. 1st floor, Oct. 19 - 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Oct. 25-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Retirement 403(b) and 457(b) Beneficiary Designations
Our Retirement Investment Providers, Fidelity Investments and TIAA, will soon be reaching out to all University of Louisville 403(b) and 457(b) plan participants asking you to take a few minutes to review the beneficiaries on your account to ensure that your vested retirement account balance will be distributed according to your wishes. For more information on how to make changes, visit the retirement beneficiary designation web page.
Dependent Verification Audit
The University of Louisville is conducting a Dependent Verification Audit for university employees and retirees who have dependents enrolled in the University of Louisville health, dental, vision and/or dependent life insurance. To maintain comprehensive and competitive benefits for our faculty and staff, the university must ensure that everyone covered under our plans is eligible for coverage. You may have already or will soon be receiving a letter which will give instructions on how to submit the supporting documentation needed to ensure continued coverage for your dependent(s). Employees will be contacted by a legitimate third party source (Aon Hewitt) who is conducting this audit, including Dependent Verification Center (mail), email@example.com (email) and Dependent Services (phone). If you have questions, please contact the Dependent Verification Center, 1-866-272-7174.
Affordable Care Act - IRS Form 1095-C
As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you may receive a new tax form known as the 1095-C. This form confirms your employer offered you affordable and essential health care coverage if you worked an annual average of 30 hours per week for the 2015 tax year.
The IRS deadline for employers to provide the Form 1095-C to employees is March 31, 2016. You do NOT need the Form 1095-C to file your personal tax return. Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding Form 1095-C.