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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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 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

College Savings Program

The college savings program allows you to make contributions directly from your paycheck to New York State’s College Savings Program (529 Plan), which offers a practical solution for sending a child to college. All individuals are eligible. 

Tuition Waiver Program

The University at Buffalo provides a Tuition Waiver Program to help defer the cost of continuing education for employees of the University, including those paid by UBF. After six months of employment, the B140W Tuition Waiver allows 8 credit hours per semester, not to exceed 15 per year per person as long as funding lasts.  Patricipants must have at least six months of service. Full time employees (1.0FTE) receive 50% tuition waiver and part time (.50-.99FTE) receive 25%, with less than .50 FTE not eligible.

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