Open Enrollment

Thank you for visiting our Open Enrollment website. Here, you will find updates and information regarding this year's Open Enrollment changes, activities and helpful links for learning about your benefit options.

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes you want to your State Group Insurance benefits. You can change your benefits as many times as you want before the Nov. 4 deadline.

Log in to People First to make your choices and remember to select the green Complete Enrollment button when you are ready to save changes. If you make Open Enrollment changes, look for a mailed confirmation statement in early November. Be sure all changes are correct, any eligible dependents are enrolled in coverage, and any ineligible dependents have been removed.

Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 17, 2016, and ends promptly at 6:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 4, 2016.


2016 Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos will be hosted as follows:

Tampa: Monday, October 17 9am-4pm USF SunDome Corral
St. Petersburg: Wednesday, October 19 9am-4pm University Student Center
Sarasota: Friday, October 21 9am-4pm Selby Auditorium

Please be sure to join us at one of the Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos to learn more about important plan changes and the many benefits available to USF employees. Additionally, our Employee Perks Vendors will be on hand with information and discounts on their products and services.

My Florida My Benefits website

The Florida Department of Management Services (DSM) has updated their website with new information regarding the changes for Open Enrollment. You can visit their website by clicking here.

2017 Plan Year Benefits Guide

You can access the 2017 plan year Employee Benefits Guide by clicking here.

Changes for the 2017 Plan Year

  • Reduced premiums for Cigna Dental Plan #4034

Open Enrollment Campus Wide Meetings

Human Resources will be conducting Open Enrollment Information meetings that will highlight the benefit options for the 2017 Plan Year. These meetings will be held at the following dates and locations.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, October 19th 9am - 10:30am SVC 2070
Thursday, October 27th 3:30pm - 5pm SVC 2070
Tuesday, November 1st 1pm - 2:30pm SVC 2070

To attend these meetings, you must sign up through GEMS Self Service. Navigation: Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Developing > Request Training Enrollment. Click Search by Course Name and type a keyword such as Open Enrollment into the field. You will see a listing of the training offerings. For help with registration, visit the PDF quick guide.


Open Enrollment Help Sessions

Human Resources is offering Open Enrollment Help Sessions for those employees who may need assistance navigating the People First website to make their open enrollment elections and changes. You will need to bring your People First ID number, your password for the website and the social security number and date of birth for any dependents you may need to add to your coverage.

View the meeting schedule below:

Date Time Location
Thursday, October 20th 9am - 11am SVC 2068
Wednesday, October 26th 9am - 11am SVC 2068
Friday, October 28th 2pm - 4pm SVC 2068
Tuesday, November 1st 3pm - 5pm SVC 2068
Wednesday, November 2nd 1pm - 5pm SVC 2068
Friday, November 4th 11:30am - 5pm SVC 2068

If you have questions about this year's annual Open Enrollment or the USF Employee Benefits Fair & Wellness Expo, please contact your HR Service Center Benefits Representative or Regional HR Office.