State of Florida Health Benefits

Florida Poly employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the state of Floridato help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family.  This comprehensive coverage includes, flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers compensation.

Health benefits are administered through People First, on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility.

Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.

Each health option covers most of the same types of services, but provides those services and shares costs with you in a different way.

  • Standard PPO
  • Standard HMO
  • High Deductible PPO
  • High Deductible HMO

Prescription drug costs differ depending on what health plan you decide to enroll in and whether the prescription drug is a generic, a preferred brand-name or a non-preferred brand-name.

The State of Florida offers group term life insurance to eligible employees and their dependents.

  • Basic
  • Optional
  • Dependent Spouse
  • Dependent Child

The State of Florida offers you comprehensive dental coverage through an array of dental plans.

  • Prepaid
  • Dental PPO
  • Idemnity w/ PPO
  • Idemnity

Caring for your eyes is a very important part of your overall health and wellness. That's why the State offers you competitive vision coverage at affordable rates.

  • Exam Plus

The state offers active employees the opportunity to participate in optional, employee-pay-all, supplemental insurance plans.

  • Accident
  • Cancer
  • Disability
  • Hospital Intensive Care
  • Hospitalization

The state offers eligible employees three reimbursement accounts that can provide you with a tax break on your predictable out-of-pocket costs.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Care FSA
  • Limited Purpose FSA
  • Dependent Care FSA

Health Savings Accounts


State of Florida Retirement Options

It’s never too early or too late to invest in your future. The state's retirement plans provide ample opportunities for employees to save for the future.  


Florida Poly Benefits and Perks

To help promote work-life balance, Florida Poly provides a generous leave program, which includes paid time off, holidays, and sick leave. All employees working in full-time administrative and professional, support personnel and 12-month faculty positions are eligible to accrue annual leave and sick leave hours during each pay period.

Faculty working in a 9-month position are only eligible to accrue sick leave hours during each pay period.


  • FMLA
  • Medical
  • Personal
  • Professional Development
  • Parental
  • Military Leave

Working at Florida Poly comes with many benefits, including  various discounts and perks on local and national goods, services, and recreational opportunities.

Florida Poly's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (administered by Baycare) provides free and confidential access to a wide range of services to help employees and their family/household members.

From work issues to problems at home, issues affecting an employee's personal or professional life can be addressed with Baycare's short-term assistance services. They provide an initial assessment, assist with problem resolution, and initiate referral services for the employee or their family members if necessary.

Help is available for:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Financial stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Personal problems
  • Family concerns
  • Raising children

Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-878-5470.

Subject to University regulation FPU-4.002 and University policies, full-time Florida Polytechnic University employees who meet academic requirements may, if approved by their supervisor, register for up to six (6) college credit hours per semester at Florida Poly on a space-available basis. Eligible employees may assign up to six (6) of their undergraduate credit hours or up to three (3) graduate credit hours per semester to their dependents (spouse or children listed as dependents for tax purposes) who meet academic requirements and are admitted to the University.

Employees are responsible for completing the form, obtaining the appropriate signatures, and submitting the form to Human Resources for approval prior to registering for the course.