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.

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How Do Flexible Benefits Work?

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

The 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 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 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

Employee Assistance Program

This benefit provides access (at no cost) to consultants, resources and online tools designed to help balance work-life issues.

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

There are two types of accounts available: Health and Dependent Care. These accounts are set up so you can set aside pre-tax dollars to cover eligible medical and dependent care expenses.

FSA Eligibility

Faculty and staff who hold an appointment for 20 or more hours a week are eligible to enroll in either or both of the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

Enrollment will be effective on the first day of the month following date of hire or eligibility date.

How It Works

  1. When you enroll, the minimum you may set aside is $200 for either of the FSA accounts.
  2. Each payroll period, the bi-weekly amount (calculated on your annual amount requested divided by the pay periods left in the calendar year) will be deducted from your paycheck and deposited in your FSA.
  3. Benefit Resource (BRi) issues a FSA debit card that can be used to pay for eligible medical expenses or you can choose to pay out of pocket and submit a claim for reimbursement.
  4. At the end of the claim processing year, you will forfeit any amounts left in your account.

Eligible Expenses Under the FSA

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses that are medically-related services are eligible if they are not reimbursable through insurance.  

Dependent Care

Dependent care expenses may be eligible depending on where dependents receive care, their age, and other factors.

Contact an Expert

Joyce Weeman.

Joyce Weeman

Benefits Specialist

UB Foundation

Phone: 716-645-8731


Lisa Adamshick.

Lisa Adamshick

Benefits and Human Resources Manager

UB Foundation

Phone: 716-645-8726