Employee Benefits Overview

The State of Connecticut offers the majority of the benefits for UConn employees; it is important for you to understand what benefits are available to you based on your appointment with the University, make informed choices, and use the plans to your best advantage.

State of Connecticut Medical & Dental Plans

The Office of the State Comptroller offers several medical and dental coverage options. Detailed information about the medical, dental and pharmacy plans is available to you in the 2021-2022 Active Employee Healthcare Planner is now available and on the Care Compass: State of CT Benefits Website.

Medical/Dental Biweekly Paycheck Deductions Effective 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022

Retirement Plans

NEW - Retirement Election - On or Before First Day

The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) is a defined benefit pension program available to University of Connecticut employees. Additionally, employees are eligible to enroll in supplemental retirement savings programs, including 403(b) and 457 plans on a pre-tax or after tax (Roth) basis. Faculty and non-teaching professionals have a choice of retirement plans. Information about these options is available on the State of CT Higher Education Employee Retirement Resources web-site.

Supplemental Benefits Program

As a state employee, you have access not only to health care, dental benefits and retirement plans but also many other options including, auto and home insurance, long-term care and disability coverage. Learn more about Supplemental Benefits.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns. Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program.


Employees who elect the Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP) are automatically covered for Long Term Disability Insurance through Prudential. For plan details view the Long Term Disability Coverage Plan Document.

Employee Benefits Offered by the Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller.
State of CT Employee Benefits
Quick Links for Prospective Employees and New Hires
Health Care Options
Supplemental Benefits
Employee Benefits Administered by the UConn Department of Human Resources.
Tuition Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Supplemental Life & Disability Insurance

Insurance Company/Administrator Contacts