Click the link below to read through the University of Alaska FY18 Wellness Program: Biometrics Instructional Guide. This guide provides information on completing the biometric screening, for employees interested in the wellness rebate program.
It's Official! Patient Care is now DirectPath!
- Only the name has changed. DirectPath offers the same advocacy services as Patient Care to help you navigate your health plan benefits. You can get price quotes and comparisons for medical care before you schedule procedures to help you shop for the best value in health care.
- The services is 100 percent confidential and 100 percent covered by the University of Alaska.
- DirectPath has a team of advocates at your services to help you become a more informed health care consumer and can help with any medical, dental, vision, FSA or HSA questions.
- Call DirectPath at (866) 253-2273 for help with benefits questions, claims issues, finding a provider or comparing the cost of health care options. During Open Enrollment, they can even help you choose which health plan is right for you!
Checking Your UAF Employee Benefits
Not sure which benefits plan it was that you elected? Log in to UAOnline to find your current benefits elections. This is also a great way to manage your dependents.
To find your benefit enrollment information, login and select the "Employee Services" menu and choose "Benefits and Deductions". For Health Savings Accounts, select "Flexible Spending Accounts". If the HSA is active, it will be listed at the top of the list. If it is not active, it will be lower on the list of deductions you have or have had in the past.
Looking for Open Enrollment updates? These updates are currently being keyed and should be visible in the system starting the week of June 12th.
Premera BCBS Insurance/ID Cards
After your enrollment waiting period (outlined in the Employee Benefits Handbook), Premera will issue a proof of insurance card to you and your dependents.
If you need to make an appointment before you receive your card(s), simply login to Premera's website and print a temporary card. If you lose your insurance card, you can also login and request to have a new card sent to you at any time. For help on both of these processes, please see our Temporary and Replacement Premera Insurance Cards guide.
If you elect to change your plan at Open Enrollment or at a life event, Premera will automatically issue you a new card; you will not need to request one.
If you have not received your card within 45 days of your enrollment waiting period, or 45 days past the effective date of any benefit plan changes, please contact Premera immediately to insure that they have the correct benefits information for you. You may also check UAOnline to make sure your current benefits are listed correctly. Please notify us right away if this information is outdated or otherwise incorrect after the 45 days.
For a look at the information on your Premera insurance card, please see Premera's page, Understanding your Premera ID Card.
Employee Benefits Handbook
DirectPath is available to assist you with any health care benefit question, concern or problem.
• Claims issues;
• Help understanding your benefits;
• Procedure costs, and more
Give DirectPath a call at (866) 253-2273! They also can provide assistance via email.
More information, including a short video describing the service, is available at the DirectPath website for UA employees.
Employee Tuition Waiver Benefits
Regular employees must have completed the 6 month probationary period for new hires to be eligible for tuition waiver or tuition waiver for spouse or dependent.
Please see the forms on the Statewide HR Benefits website -- click here.
UA Health Plan Summaries
Meal Plans for Staff and Faculty
Ending Employment with UAF
Please see our Ending Employment page for information on resigning, retirement or layoff at UAF.
Employee Assistance Program
Life is stressful. Before that stress becomes too much to bear, seek help!
Website - Username: UofA Password: UofA
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides 24/7, 100% confidential assistance for benefit eligible employees, their dependents and COBRA participants, at 1-888-993-7650. Assistance is also available online; download the iConnectYou app from the App Store or Google Play, and use passcode 124773 to register. You can also log on to their website at www.deeroakseap.com using username "UofA", and password "UofA".
The program covers a wide range of topics from financial assistance and connections to local housing programs, counseling, legal assistance and much more. The program is available to employees, spouses/FIPs, dependents and anyone living in the employee's home.
For more information, follow the link below to the UA Statewide page outlining all the aspects of the program, and how to get in contact.
Don't suffer in silence; contact the EAP today.
Summer@UAF - Healthy Living Lectures
The Summer@UAF Healthy Living Lectures series covers a wide range of health related topics from UA insurance and ACA compliance, to retirement questions, to tackling issues such as diabetes and medication dependency.
This lecture series is provided by UAF Summer Sessions and sponsored in conjunction with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital/Denali Center and Cooperative Extension Service.
For more information on the lecture series and to see what lectures are planned for the future, click the button below!
The video recordings of the lectures are provided below; all videos are embedded from the UAF YouTube channel. Each series is linked by year, and the next video in the series will automatically begin at the end of the previous video.
2015 - Healthy Living Lecture Series
2014 - Healthy Living Lecture Series
2013 - Healthy Living Lecture Series