Benefits for Employees Funded Through UBF

The benefits available through UB Foundation (UBF) are designed to meet the needs of today's workforce. You have a choice of benefits that will enable you to design a benefits package specifically for you and your family.

Not Paid Through UBF?

Return to My Benefits and the Employee Profile.

How Do Flexible Benefits Work?

When you are initially hired and/or become eligible, you will enroll for most benefits through the BSwift Benefit System, which allows you to choose the benefits you and your family need.

The BSwift Benefit System provides a summary of your current benefit elections and general information on all UBF benefits, including plan descriptions. You can also use the library section of the BSwift Benefit System to find: 

  • Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD)
  • Provider website links
  • Benefit forms 

Benefit Elections

Benefit elections for medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts are effective until December 31 of the calendar year that you enrolled, provided you continue to meet eligibility requirements. Because these are section 125 benefits, you cannot change these options (medical, dental, vision, health FSA) any time during the calendar year unless there is an IRS qualified “life event”.

Open Enrollment

UBF annual open enrollment is offered in late fall of each year and gives you the opportunity to review and select the same or different benefits using the BSwift Benefit System. You will be notified in advance of the Open Enrollment period. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Benefits

Benefit Types

Medical,Dental,Vision Retirement Education Insurance Assistance,FSA

Retirement Plan

An eligible individual will qualify for the Retirement Plan based on the criteria set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD).

UB Faculty and staff pre-tax contributions can be made immediately upon appointment to a position funded by UBF resources. 

UB Faculty and staff employer contributions are made to a participant’s TIAA-CREF contract based on eligible earnings.  The waiting period is waived if an individual has previous employer contributions in a TIAA-CREF account.

UBF Funded Retirement Contributions
9% of salary Up to $16,500
12% of salary From $16,501 to annual salary

See the IRS website for the current year contribution limits.

Please login to BSwift and review the Summary Plan Description (SPD). If you do not have access to bswift, please contact the UBF benefits department.

Catch Up Contributions

Catch up contributions for the 403(b) plan can also be made by those who qualify. See the IRS website for the current year guidelines and limits. 

Enrolling

Starting February 24, 2020 you can enroll in the retirement plan or make changes to your retirement contribution amount by logging into your account at TIAA.org/ubfa.  If you don’t have an online account, visit TIAA.org/ubfa and click Register for access.

Contact an Expert

Joyce Weeman.

Joyce Weeman

Benefits Specialist

UB Foundation

Phone: 716-645-8731

Email: joycewee@buffalo.edu

Lisa Adamshick.

Lisa Adamshick

Benefits Manager

UB Foundation

Phone: 716-645-8726

Email: ladamshi@buffalo.edu