Employees at the University of Connecticut are state employees and enjoy state benefits that include a choice of medical and dental plans, life insurance, a retirement plan and valuable supplemental insurance programs to help meet their personal needs.
Medical and Dental Benefits
Employees have a choice of medical and dental plans. The coverage begins on the first of the second month following their hire date, and each year during open enrollment, employees have the opportunity to change their elections to meet their changing needs. For more information about the benefits available to new hires, refer to the Benefits Enrollment Guide for New Hires.
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 other retirement savings programs, including a 403(b), 457, and Roth 403(b) through ING.
As an alternative to SERS, faculty and non-teaching professionals may elect a defined contribution retirement program in which employees contribute 5% of their salary and the state contributes 8%, for a total of 13% deposited into a retirement account with ING in which the employee directs the investments.
For more information about the Retirement Plans, refer to the Benefits Enrollment Guide for New Hires.
Supplemental Benefits Programs
Employees may enroll in supplemental benefits offered by the state and the University of Connecticut and pay for them through convenient payroll deduction. The benefit options include:
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Auto and Homeowners Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Dependent Care Assistance Program
- Long Term Care
For more information about the supplemental benefits programs, refer to the Benefits Enrollment Guide for New Hires.