Benefits Beyond Pay

Highlighted below are brief descriptions of the benefits beyond pay that are provided or offered to UConn employees. Please note that these benefits vary based on job category, and many require a minimum 50% employment in a non-temporary/seasonal position.

Your Health

Medical

Medical

The State of Connecticut offers UConn employees and their families a choice of medical plan with little or no cost each time you receive care from providers in the nationwide network of Blue Cross Blue shield or Oxford/United Healthcare providers. The premiums for the coverage vary based on which plan you select, who in your family you cover, your hire date, and your job.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

When you enroll for medical coverage, you are automatically enrolled for prescription drug coverage through CVS/Caremark. The copayments range from $0 to $40 for up to a 30-day supply of non-maintenance drugs or 90-day supply of maintenance drugs.

Dental

Dental

You will have a choice of three dental plans through CIGNA that cover a broad range of services, including free preventive care visits for you and your family.

fitness

Fitness

Fitness and physical activity classes are available at many campuses. In addition, gyms and fitness centers with close proximity to our campuses offer special pricing to UConn employees.

Assistance

Assistance

Confidential, consultative assistance provided by trained counselors is available 24/7 free of charge to you and your household members to help identify and find solutions for problems affecting you, your family or your job.

Wellness

Wellness

The Health Enhancement Program provides financial incentives in exchange for agreement to get age-appropriate wellness exams and early diagnosis screenings, and for participating in dise3ase education and counseling programs for certain chronic conditions.

Your Finances

Flexible Spending

Flexible Spending Accounts

Pay for qualified medical, dependent care and/or transportation expenses on a pre-tax basis. Increase your take-home pay while also reimbursing yourself for qualified out-of-pocket expenses.

Smartshopper

Smartshopper

You earn cash rewards for choosing a high-quality location with the assistance of the Smartshopper Assistant Team for certain medical procedures or screenings. Examples of the cash rewards are up to $500 for back surgery, $250 for a colonoscopy, and $50 for a mammogram.

Discount Programs

Discount Programs

Shop for discounted home and auto insurance through companies that have been selected through a rigorous bid process by the Office of the State Comptroller.

Your Time

Vacation

Vacation

Full-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work 12 months a year earn between 15 and 22 vacation days each year and can carry over up to 60 vacation days a year.

Personal Leave Days

Personal Leave Days

Full-time employees who work year round receive between 1-1/2 and 3 days each year of paid time for personal reasons.

Sick

Sick

Our full-time, year round employees have 15 paid sick days each year that accrue if they don't use them for use in future years. Additionally, paid sick time can be used when you are caring for a sick or injured family member.

Holidays

Holidays

The State of Connecticut recognizes twelve paid holidays each year. Just one of the many ways we promote work/life balance.

Your Growth

Professional Development

Professional Development

UConn invests in its workforce by offering an extensive array of training programs, both online and onsite.

Tuition Waivers

Tuition Waivers

Depending on your classification , you, your spouse and your dependent children may qualify for full tuition waiver. It's a great way to earn a degree from a top public university at a fraction of the cost.

Your Future

Pension Benefits

Pension Benefits

Helping you meet your income needs in retirement.

Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans

Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans

Additional opportunities to save for retirement. Choose from 403(b) and 457 plans administered by Prudential.

Retiree Health Benefits

Retiree Health Benefits

An important source of coverage for people retiring before Medicare-eligibility, and an important supplement to Medicare for retirees and family members age 65 and older.

Your Peace-of-Mind

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Basic, supplemental, and voluntary life insurance benefits are available with no medical underwriting when enrolling during the new hire eligibility periods.

Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance

Short- and long-term disability programs are available that provide income replacement protection should you become disabled on or off the job.