NUFlex Annual Enrollment
The University of Nebraska is pleased to present your NUFlex Benefits enrollment information for 2024. 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 2024.
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 30, 2023: Open Enrollment opens at 8 a.m.
- November 17, 2023: Last day to enroll or change benefits.
New Benefits for 2024
Health, Pharmacy, and Dental Insurance carriers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska will be the new health and dental insurance carrier. EmpiRx Health will provide the University's prescription drug coverage. Carriers for other benefits will remain the same (vision, life, long term disability, long term care, health savings accounts, and flexible spending accounts).
Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
Please remember to complete the health risk assessment as part of your enrollment process. The assessment is available through the Firefly website annual benefits enrollment process.
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 $14 to $82 per month for most employees in 2024.
Please check nebraska.edu/benefits for your specific plan premiums. Deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket limits will not increase for the low, basic, and high PPO health plan options, but will be increasing or the qualified high deductible health plan option to comply with 2024 IRS requirements.
Please see the Annual NUFlex Benefits Enrollment newsletter for the 2024 changes to the qualified high deductible health plan option.
Dental Premiums for employees will increase $1 per month in 2024. Coverages, co-insurance, and deductibles will not change in 2024.
2024 Benefits Highlights
Blue Cross and Blue Shield and EmpiRx Health Contact Information
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.
EmpiRx Health Prescription Drug Coverage
Other NUFlex Benefits Information
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
Retiree Benefits Information
COBRA Benefits Information
University of Nebraska Office of the PresidentBenefits 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: Erica Oliver
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