Employee Benefits at UAF!


Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 1-888-993-7650
Website - Username: UofA Password: UofA
iConnectYou app (App Store/Google Play) - Passcode: 124773

24/7, 100% confidential assistance for benefit eligible employees, their dependents and COBRA participants. 

• counseling
 legal assistance
 financial assistance
 connections to local housing programs
& much more


For more information, follow the link below to the UA Statewide page outlining all the aspects of the program. 

Don't suffer in silence; contact the EAP today.


Employee Assistance Program


Employee Benefits Handbook

The benefits handbook summarizes the benefit programs currently provided by UA. The handbook is updated regularly and the most recent version is available at the link below.

FY 17 Benefits Handbook

DirectPath Advocates

DirectPath is available to assist you with any health care benefit question, concern or problem.

  •   Claims issues;
  •   Help understanding your benefits;
  •   Procedure costs, and more

Give DirectPath a call at (866) 253-2273! They also can provide assistance via email.

More information, including a short video describing the service, is available at the DirectPath website for UA employees
.

Employee Tuition Waiver Benefits

Regular employees must have completed the 6 month probationary period for new hires to be eligible for tuition waiver or tuition waiver for spouse or dependent.

Please see the forms on the Statewide HR Benefits website -- click here.

UA Health Plan Summaries

As found on the Statewide site, the following is a summary of benefits and coverage for each of the healthcare plans offered at UA, including a glossary of terms.

750 Plan
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
Glossary of Terms

Premera BCBS Insurance/ID Cards

After your enrollment waiting period (outlined in the Employee Benefits Handbook), Premera will issue a proof of insurance card to you and your dependents.

If you need to make an appointment before you receive your card(s), simply login to Premera's website and print a temporary card. If you lose your insurance card, you can also login and request to have a new card sent to you at any time. For help on both of these processes, please see our Temporary and Replacement Premera Insurance Cards guide. 

If you elect to change your plan at Open Enrollment or at a life event, Premera will automatically issue you a new card; you will not need to request one.

If you have not received your card within 45 days of your enrollment waiting period, or 45 days past the effective date of any benefit plan changes, please contact Premera immediately to insure that they have the correct benefits information for you. You may also check UAOnline to make sure your current benefits are listed correctly. Please notify us right away if this information is outdated or otherwise incorrect after the 45 days.


For a look at the information on your Premera insurance card, please see Premera's page, Understanding your Premera ID Card.

Meal Plans for Staff and Faculty

As a faculty or staff member eligible for employee benefits, you have the option of participating in a faculty/staff meal plan through UAF Dining Services!

Follow this link to read more about these convenient plans, and sign up today!

Staff and Faculty Meal Plans

Ending Employment with UAF

Please see our Ending Employment page for information on resigning, retirement or layoff at UAF.

Summer@UAF - Healthy Living Lectures

The Summer@UAF Healthy Living Lectures series covers a wide range of health related topics from UA insurance and ACA compliance, to retirement questions, to tackling issues such as diabetes and medication dependency. 

This lecture series is provided by UAF Summer Sessions and sponsored in conjunction with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital/Denali Center and Cooperative Extension Service.

For more information on the lecture series and to see what lectures are planned for the future, click the button below!

Upcoming Healthy Living Lectures
The video recordings of the lectures are provided below; all videos are embedded from the UAF YouTube channel. Each series is linked by year, and the next video in the series will automatically begin at the end of the previous video.


2015 - Healthy Living Lecture Series

Topics include: Health & Longevity in Alaska, Diabetes discussion and more.

2014 - Healthy Living Lecture Series

Topics include: Retirement without Regret, Nutrition, Antibiotic Overuse and more!

2013 - Healthy Living Lecture Series

Topics include: Health insurance, ACA, Assisted Living, Electronic Health Records and more!

Biometrics Instructional Guide
Click the link below to read through the University of Alaska FY18 Wellness Program: Biometrics Instructional Guide. This guide provides information on completing the biometric screening, for employees interested in the wellness rebate program.


Biometrics Instructional Guide

Benefits News!

FY18 Program Deadline Reminder!

April 30th is the deadline by which to have your incentive requirements completed in order to earn your FY19 rebate! 

Log-in to your Healthyroads account today to ensure that both progress bars on your ‘Incentives’ and ‘Plan Summary’ pages are at 100%!

Wellness Rebate Change

UA listened to your feedback and has updated how the rebate will be distributed!

Previously this was paid out bi-weekly over the course of the fiscal year. NEW for FY19, the $600 wellness rebate will now be distributed as a lump-sum payment! Employees will receive the earned amount during a pay period in November 2018. This will still include the earned amount for any eligible spouse/FIP. 

More communication on the update coming from UA soon! In the meantime, please contact Sara Rodewald, HealthyRoads Wellness Manager, at (907) 450-8203 for more information.

Change Your HR Address Online!

Starting November 1st, you will be able to update your address used for HR communications by simply updating your mailing address in UAOnline. HR communications include items such as your W2 forms, health benefit information, paychecks, and other important notices.

Previously, employees who changed their mailing address through UAOnline still had to submit a paper request through the HR office to update the address used for HR communications. With this new process, the paper form is no longer needed.

Would you like help changing your address online?  Please view the online video tutorial to show you how to make changes in UAOnline.

Once you have changed your mailing address in UAOnline, there is a one hour delay before your HR address display is updated. Please take a moment to make sure your mailing address is up to date in UAOnline.   

For questions, please contact your local HR campus office.

-- Statewide Office of Human Resources

Annual Leave Cash-In Expanded for EX, FR, XR Employees

The Annual Leave Cash-In program has been revised! This program allows eligible employees to cash-in up to 40 hours of their annual leave one time per fiscal year at any time during the fiscal year (except the pay period that includes June 30).

Please review Statewide Human Resource's Leave FAQ page for details about the program.

It's Official! Patient Care is now DirectPath!

  • Only the name has changed. DirectPath offers the same advocacy services as Patient Care to help you navigate your health plan benefits. You can get price quotes and comparisons for medical care before you schedule procedures to help you shop for the best value in health care.
  • The services is 100 percent confidential and 100 percent covered by the University of Alaska.
  • DirectPath has a team of advocates at your services to help you become a more informed health care consumer and can help with any medical, dental, vision, FSA or HSA questions.
  • Call DirectPath at (866) 253-2273 for help with benefits questions, claims issues, finding a provider or comparing the cost of health care options. During Open Enrollment, they can even help you choose which health plan is right for you! 

Checking Your UAF Employee Benefits

Not sure which benefits plan you elected?

Log in to UAOnline to find your current benefits elections. This is also a great way to manage your dependents. 

Looking for Open Enrollment updates? These updates are typically visible in the system starting the second week of June.

Check My Benefits


Helpful Benefits Links:

Employee Healthyroads Login

Spouse and FIP Healthyroads Login

UA's Wellness Program

UA Benefits FAQ


To visit the UA Statewide Benefits page, click the link below:

UA Benefits


For help with your employee benefits, contact your Human Resources consultant.

Find my consultant!

UA Confidential Hotline

The University of Alaska System is committed to open, honest communications and a positive work environment. The UA Hotline, through EthicsPoint, provides a confidential option for reporting suspected waste, fraud or violation of UA policy.  

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