Category Archives: HR News

Resources to Help with Coping

Distressing world events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions. When unexpected events happen, feeling stressed, anxious or sad is understandable. We thought you might find these resources helpful in light of the wildfires in southern California. Common reactions to

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Map a Personal Path to Health

We are excited to announce that effective Jan. 2, 2018, the College of Central Florida will  start a new wellness platform through Florida Blue named Better You Strides, powered by CafeWell. Please keep in mind, with this new change also comes the termination of our current wellness platform, Blue Rewards, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Map

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Shop Smart for the Holidays

What’s on your family’s wish list this holiday season? The Discount Center can help you save big and make those wishes come true. You can: Plan a holiday event for the entire family with discount entertainment tickets Save on gifts including clothes, electronics, toys and more Shop deals for all your holiday travel needs Choose

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Notice Regarding Wellness Program

Required Notice: Employers offering wellness programs that collect employee medical information are required to provide a notice to employees informing them what medical information will be collected, how it will be used, who will receive it, and what will be done to keep it confidential. The College of Central Florida’s wellness program notice follows. The

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Mandatory Open Enrollment – 2018 Benefits

Good afternoon, CF Family: The 2018 Florida Blue Medical Insurance Open Enrollment begins today and continues until midnight 11/3/17.  I am pleased to report that CF will continue to cover 100% of each eligible employee’s cost of health insurance.  The attached “Notification of Plan & Rate Changes” has a lot of information regarding changes to

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Benefits Information Sessions

We are pleased to offer a number of open enrollment informational sessions starting today: Assistance with FBMC Online Enrollment or General Benefits Questions We are offering Computer Lab Sessions in OPD, Building 3, Room 117D for anyone who needs assistance re-enrolling in benefits. Representatives from HR will also be onsite to answer questions related to

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FRS Workshop Replay Available

Did you miss the Florida Retirement System Workshops on Oct. 4 and/or 5?  The workshops were recorded and have been posted online, as follows. Once you click on the video link, click on the Launch Presentation button to start the video. Using the FRS to Plan for Your Retirement Link to video: https://www.myfrs.com/Workshop.htm#tabs-A Investment Planning

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Mental Health & Well-being Awareness

From: Aetna Resources For LivingSM In recent years, the need for better care of our mental health and wellbeing has become a topic of discussion for communities, government organizations and news sources. We often focus on keeping our bodies healthy. Our mental health is just as important. There are times when life can seem overwhelming.

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Unsolicited Phone Calls

Members Who Report an Unsolicited Phone Call Some members have recently reported receiving suspicious phone calls that may have displayed “Florida Blue” or “Blue Cross” on the caller ID or where the caller identified that they were calling from Florida Blue or Blue Cross. However, some of these calls don’t seem legitimate. In some cases,

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UPDATE: Flexible Spending Extended Enrollment

Due to Hurricane Irma, Flexible Spending Account open enrollment has been extended through Thursday, Sept. 28. A representative from Custom Benefits will be at the Ocala Campus, Founders Hall, Room 105, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 2017-2018 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN (ONLY) OPEN ENROLLMENT Aug. 28-Sept. 28, 2017 (Coverage Effective Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30,2018)

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FRS Financial Planning Workshops

The Florida Retirement System is offering free financial planning workshops for FRS-covered employees via webcast. Workshops will be held after regular work hours on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5, and will be on the following topics: Oct. 4 Using the FRS to Plan for Retirement 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 Investment Planning for Everyone

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Florida Blue – Large Group News

Members Affected by Hurricane Irma Able to Get Emergency Supply of Drugs In response to Governor Rick Scott declaring a State of Emergency in Florida, Florida Blue will temporarily allow members in all Florida counties to get an early refill of their medications. Impacted Members and Timing For two weeks, from Sept. 5–19, members are

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Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment

2017-2018 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN (ONLY) OPEN ENROLLMENT August 28, 2017-September 15, 2017 (Coverage Effective 10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018) Please visit CF’s Employee Benefits page to learn more about the Flexible Benefits Plan. Please Note: Open enrollment is for the Flexible Benefits Plan Only.  Open Enrollment for all other benefits will take place at a later date.

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