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September 2005, issue 2

Benefits Fair

The Annual Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2005, from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Student Union Ballroom.

More than 30 Vendors will be available to answer your questions and provide you with additional information to help you make decisions about your benefit selections for 2006.

  • Register at the Human Resources table and pick up your 'Passport' to find out how to become eligible to win one of many fabulous door prizes.

  • The Heritage Institute will be offering chair massages at no cost!

  • SAC will be providing refreshments from 9 to 11 AM and hosting an Ice Cream Social featuring Biscotti's ice cream from 2 to 4 PM.
HR looks forward to seeing you there!

Benefits Statements

Employee Benefit Statements were mailed to employee home addresses beginning September 22, 2005. Upon receipt, please check your benefits statement carefully to ensure it is accurate. If you find any discrepancies, please contact the PeopleFirst Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.

One of the frequent questions our office receives is - My benefits statement says I am enrolled in family dental coverage but my dependents are not listed as covered?
Prior to outsourcing its benefits administration to PeopleFirst, the State did not maintain dependent information for any supplemental insurance coverage. The individual supplemental insurance companies maintained covered dependent information in their respective systems. People First is now required to maintain your covered dependent information for all insurance coverages. So if you have not already done so, please make sure you visit the PeopleFirst website at: and link your dependents to the respective supplemental coverages in which you want them to be covered in 2006.

HR representatives will be available during the Benefits Fair to assist you with navigating through the PeopleFirst web site.



Informational Sessions
In addition to participating in the Benefits Fair, UnitedHealthcare representatives will be holding hour long information sessions on the HMO and HMO Health Investor plans at 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM in the Student Union, Room 213.

Human Resources is offering informational sessions on the State PPO Health Investor Plan and Health Savings Account in the HR Training Room (Howard Hall, Room 239) on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 11
10 AM - 11 AM

Wednesday, October 12
2 PM - 3 PM

Monday, October 17
2 PM - 3 PM

Wednesday, October 19
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Room space is limited, so please email to reserve a seat at one of the sessions.

Dental Premium Changes

Premiums listed are biweekly amounts.

AmericanDental Plan - PrePaid
Employee +1
Cigna Dental - PrePaid
Employee +1
DentiCare - PrePaid
Employee +1
DentiCare - Indemnity
Employee +1
Oral Health Services - PrePaid



Alta Supplemental Hospitalization
Premium Changes
Alta’s current offerings are being re-priced to age-banded rates for 2006.

Click here to view the new rate structure.

2006 Benefits Brochures

Visit the HR Benefits homepage at to download 2006 benefits brochures.

Sick Leave Pool
Open Enrollment

The annual Open Enrollment period to join the University Sick Leave Pool begins on October 3, 2005 and runs through November 18, 2005.

All Faculty, A&P and USPS employees with at least one year of employment and a minimum of 64 hours of unused sick leave may enroll during the Open Enrollment period. At the time of enrollment, each employee contributes eight (8) hours of sick leave to the Pool.

The FGCU Sick Leave Pool provides an extra measure of protection for an employee who may suffer an illness or injury that exhausts all of their personal accrued leave. Without the Sick Leave Pool, such an employee could be facing a medical leave of absence without pay. Instead, members may apply to utilize sick leave hours from the Pool, up to a maximum of 480 hours, thereby continuing to receive their regular biweekly paycheck.

Eligible employees will receive an e-mail notification and should complete and submit the Sick Leave Pool Enrollment form attachment.

Those employees may also stop by the HR table at the Benefits Fair on October 6th to enroll.