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Welcome to the Shark Family!

Congratulations! You made the cut, and you are now ready to learn about NSU's fantastic Benefits package. There are a few key points we would like to share with you so that we can guarantee a seamless experience

  • You have 30 days from your date of hire to enroll in benefits through your ICUBA Enrollment portal.
  • You need to wait a few days from your hire date for the information to be submitted to ICUBA before you can enroll.
  • Please keep in mind that a premium payment may be missed when enrollment occurs later in the enrollment period. Should this happen, the missed premium will be collected retroactively to your hire date.

How to Enroll in Benefits

Single Sign-on From SharkLink Into The ICUBA Enrollment Portal is now available! Use your NSU credentials and the single sign-on from Sharklink, go directly into the ICUBA enrollment portal, elect your benefit plans, access your HRA & FSA account details, find claim and contact information, and print ID cards. How easy is that? Find the new ICUBA SSO in Sharklink!



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Whether you are a new employee or an employee who has recently become eligible for benefits, the ICUBA Benefit Portal is your go-to resource for managing your medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, and life insurance benefit elections at NSU. The ICUBA Benefit Portal provides single sign-on access to review your medical insurance claims and statements, access flexible spending, prescription pharmacy information, and much more. 

Login to the ICUBA Benefit Portal via Sharklink when you need to:

  • Make new benefit elections 
  • Submit a benefit election change request
  • Update your beneficiaries for life insurance
  • Review HRA and FSA balances
  • Review your medical insurance claims from BCBS
  • Review prescription pharmacy benefits
  • Access Strive, powered by Virgin Pulse

If you are a new employee and eligible for benefits at NSU, you have 30 days from your date of hire to make elections. If you choose not to make benefit elections during your first 30 days, your next opportunity to enroll will be during NSU's Annual Open Enrollment period, or if you experience a qualified Life Event. 

Who is a benefit-eligible employee?

  • Employees working at least 19.2 (but less than 28) hours per week can elect all benefits except medical.
  • Employees working at least 28 hours per week can elect all benefits, including medical.

If you are new to NSU or have recently become eligible for benefits as an NSU employee, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding your eligibility. 

  • If hired on or before 3/31/2022, then Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending eligibility begin on date of hire.
  • If hired on or after 4/1/2022, then Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending eligibility begins the first of the month coincident with or following your date of hire.
  • Life insurance is effective after successfully completing 90 days of employment.
  • Disability benefits are effective after successfully completing 90 days of employment.
  • 401(k) non-matched contributions can begin on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
  • 401(k) matched contributions can begin on the 1st of the month following your one-year anniversary. 

Learn more about Retirement and Savings HERE

The premium for medical, dental, vision and flex spending is collected retroactively to your eligibility. Keep the following in mind after making your benefit elections:

  • Coverage and premium are effective the date you become eligible.
  • NSU does not pre-collect premium, and premium is collected for the actual month coverage occurs. The first two pay dates each month pay for that month’s premium.

Retroactive premium collection may be required depending on your hire date.

Strive powered by Virgin Pulse is a dynamic and innovative rewards program available to employees and their spouses/domestic partners when both are covered under a medical insurance plan at NSU.

Strive is a fully rounded program designed to inspire employees to lead healthier, happier lives. With a focus on fostering a culture of well-being, Strive leverages Virgin Pulse's cutting-edge technology to provide personalized challenges, wellness resources, and meaningful incentives. Employees can earn up to $350 worth of Pulse Cash, which can be redeemable for gift cards to online retailers such as Amazon, Target, and Macy’s.

Download the Strive app now!

If you are having issues with incentives that have not being posted to your account, please submit our online Wellness Incentive Resolution Form. A member of the Benefits and Wellness team will contact you if additional information is required.

Visit our Strive Rewards page here.

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