Benefits Videos New

Benefits play an important role in your total compensation from UConn. To help you better understand those benefits, Human Resources created videos as a complement to the information we make available on our website. Click on the appropriate link based on your employee affiliation and description.

Recent Video Updates NEW!

PLEASE NOTE: Updates are currently underway as the State holds its annual open enrollment. Information is available online at

Dependent Eligibility

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Dental Overview

Pension Options for Post Docs

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University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association, UCPEA

Professional Staff Engaged in Administration
(Such as academic advisors, accountants, computer programmers, financial aid staff, librarians, research administrators, student affairs personnel, and health care professionals)

Connecticut Employees Union Independent, CEUI, NP-2

Maintenance Employees
(Such as custodians, maintainers, trade workers and animal care)

Connecticut Police & Fire Union

Hazardous Duty
(Jobs designed as Hazardous Duty by the Retirement Services Division, such as police officer and firefighter)

Non-Hazardous Duty
(Jobs working in protective services that do not qualify for Hazardous Duty Retirement, such as dispatchers and building and grounds patrol officer)

American Federation of County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME, NP-3

Clerical Employees
(Such as secretaries, processors and administrative assistants)

Management & Confidential

Management & Confidential
(Non-represented employees, such titles as University Educational Assistant, University Staff Professional, Associate/Assistant Vice President or Provost, Vice President or Provost, Dean, or Associate/Assistant Dean)

UConn Law School

Law School Faculty
(Non-represented faculty of the School of Law, such titles as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor)

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Postdoctoral Research Associates
(Such as Postdoctoral Research Associates, Postdoctoral Scholar)

Temporary Special Payroll

Qualified for subsidized medical benefits under the Affordable Care Act
(Appointment term is greater than 6 months AND work schedule is 30 or more hours per week)

Not qualified for subsidized medical benefits under the Affordable Care Act
(Appointment term is less than 6 months OR work schedule is less than 30 hours per week)