The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises. Please refer to the University of Nebraska Benefits site for information.
Insurance Changes Effective January 1, 2019
The university's third-party administrators of our health and dental plans are UMR for our health plan and Ameritas for our dental plan. CVS Caremark provides our pharmacy insurance.
Employees enrolled for health and/or dental insurance should have received a new ID card from UMR and/or Ameritas, depending on which plan(s) you are enrolled in. Cards should have arrived in the mail at your home address before closedown.
Health plan enrollees with employee-only coverage received one ID card from UMR. Health plan enrollees with a spouse, adult designee, or children on their plan received two ID cards. You may call UMR to request additional cards, print temporary cards from the umr.com portal once you have registered, or order additional cards from the umr.com portal. Starting in 2019, the UMR cards serve as both your health and pharmacy insurance card; there is not a separate pharmacy ID card. Additional information on using your UMR card is available here.
Dental plan members received two ID cards from Ameritas regardless of your coverage level. If you’d like additional Ameritas ID cards, you may call Ameritas to order another set or create a secure account at ameritas.com to access the ID cards electronically or order additional cards.
This Plan provides transitional care benefits. In order to ensure continuity of care for certain medical conditions already under treatment, the In-Network medical plan benefit level may continue for conditions approved as transitional care, despite the fact that these expenses are no longer considered In-Network because the Plan changed approved networks. To be eligible, you must have been, and continue to be, under a treatment plan by a Physician who was a member of a network previously used by this Plan. You must also complete this application no later than February 28, 2019 to be eligible for transition of care.
Please contact the benefits office at 402-472-2600 if you have questions.
Employee Self Service (ESS)
Firefly is the online access for benefit eligible employees to their personal data stored in SAP, the university's administrative computing system.
Part-Time Employees Eligibility
You are eligible for the NUFlex benefits program if you are employed in a "Regular" position with an FTE of .5 or greater.
Temporary Employees Eligibility
You are eligible for the NUFlex benefits program (except for University contributions to retirement) if you are employed in a "Temporary" position for more than 6 months with an FTE of .5 or greater.
NOTE: Departments are responsible for notifying temporary employees when they become eligible for insurance benefits.
Individuals appointed to a temporary position for more than six consecutive months are eligible for insured benefits from the beginning of the appointment, or from the date a prior appointment is extended to exceed six months, provided the position is half-time or greater. Those appointed for six consecutive months or less are not eligible for any leave with pay or other university benefits.
An employee who is reappointed to the same or different position in the same or different department during or after the first six months of a temporary appointment without a break in service is eligible for benefits as soon as their appointment is changed to be greater than six months.
An employee who is reappointed to the same or different position after the first six months of a temporary appointment with a break in service is eligible for benefits if the second appointment is made in the same month in which the separation from the first appointment occurs.
Benefits for eligible temporary employees include the following: health and life insurance, sick and vacation leave, injury leave, civil leave, inclement weather leave, and military leave. Temporary employees are not eligible for tuition remission, administrative leave, funeral leave, or University contributions to retirement.