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NUFlex Annual Enrollment
The University of Nebraska is pleased to present your NUFlex Benefits enrollment information for 2022. Please read all of the enrollment information carefully. Take time to review your current benefits and make decisions that will be best for you and your family in 2022.
Your benefits selection from the prior year will automatically roll over, with the exception of flexible spending accounts. You only need to change what you want to be different, or add new benefits. The health risk assessment and tobacco/nicotine designation need to be completed on a yearly basis.
When you add or change benefits in Firefly, simply save your selection, and the benefit change will be automatically submitted. There is not a "submit" button at the end of the process.
Mark Your Calendar
- October 25, 2021: Open Enrollment opens at 8 a.m.
- November 12, 2021: Last day to enroll or change benefits.
New Benefits for 2022
Vision Coverage Premiums
Vision coverage premiums will decrease an average of $1 per month in 2022.
The vision plan coverages includes eye exams, glasses or contact lenses, and other services at a reduced cost.
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Carry Overs
You will be able to carry over an unspent Health and Dependent Care flexible spending care account amounts that you do not use during the 2021 year to the 2022 year. This action is permitted by federal COVID relief legislation and may not be permitted for the 2023 plan year, so please plan accordingly when making your 2022 elections.
Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
We have a new HRA provider. The assessment has many of the same questions, but has a new look. The new HRA can be saved in the middle of completion. Additionally, one of the benefits of completing the HRA is a no-cost coverage for a routine preventative colonoscopy starting at age 50. Based on new medical guidelines the coverage for this enhanced benefit will start at age 45 in 2022.
Benefits of completing the HRA include:
- Annual preventative care allowance of $400 (for insured age 2 and over)
- $0 copay for flu shots administered at an in-network pharmacy and submitted to the prescription drug program
- $0 copay for generic prescription drugs non-specialty through the CVS Caremark mail service program with no annual deductible
- 100% coverage for a routine preventive colonoscopy once every 10 years beginning at age 45
Medical premiums for employees will increase an average of $3 to $18 per month for most employees in 2022. Please check nebraska.edu/benefits for your specific plan premiums. Deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket limits will not increase for the medical plans in 2022.
Dental Premiums for employees will increase $1 per month in 2022. Coverages, co-insurance, and deductibles will not change in 2022.
2022 Benefits Highlights
Enhanced Provider Tier
The enhanced provider tier for participants in the health insurance plan includes Nebraska Medicine and associated providers. Members will incur a lower deductible, co-insurance rate and maximum out of pocket if an enhanced tier provider is used by an employee, spouse or dependent.
The existing deductibles, co-insurance rates and maximum out-of-pocket limits for other in-network providers will not change. The services covered by the health plan will be the same for all providers. For more information, see page 9 of the NUFlex Newsletter.
Other NUFlex Benefits Information
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
Retiree Benefits Information
COBRA Benefits Information
University of Nebraska Central AdministrationBenefits Office 217 Varner Hall Lincoln, NE 68583-0742
Assistant Director for Benefits: Brian Schlichting
University of Nebraska at KearneyHuman Resources 1200 Warner Hall Kearney, NE 68849
Benefits Manager: Renee Mitchell
University of Nebraska–LincolnInsured Benefits & Retirement 32 Canfield Administration Lincoln, NE 68588-0409
Benefits Manager: Chris Tran
University of Nebraska Medical CenterBenefits & Insurance 985470 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-5470
Benefits Manager: Amanda Rasco