NUFlex Annual Enrollment
The University of Nebraska is pleased to present your NUFlex Benefits enrollment information for 2023. 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 2023.
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 31, 2022: Open Enrollment opens at 8 a.m.
- November 18, 2022: Last day to enroll or change benefits.
New Benefits for 2023
Health Care Flexible Spending Account Limit Increase
The IRS has increased the 2023 Health Care Flexible Spending Account contribution limit to $3,050.
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 $10 to $58 per month for most employees in 2023. 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 2023 IRS requirements. Please see the Annual NUFlex Benefits Enrollment newsletter for the 2023 changes to the qualified high deductible health plan option.
Dental Premiums for employees will increase $1 per month in 2023. Coverages, co-insurance, and deductibles will not change in 2023.
2023 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.
CVS Caremark annually updates its standard formulary. For more information, visit our Prescription Drug Coverage page.
Preventative Care under Age 2
The health plan will pay 100% of the preventative care visits for insureds under the age of 2. For more information, see page 7 of the NUFlex Newsletter.
Other NUFlex Benefits Information
Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
Qualified High Deductible
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
University of Nebraska at OmahaBenefits Office 205 Eppley Administration Omaha, NE 68182
Benefits Manager: Stacey Williams