Medical Coverage for Faculty and Staff
This page gathers UVM medical plan and cost information that may be helpful as background and context for partipating in the Benefits Cost Share conversation.
UVM offers a generous, comprehensive, and flexible benefits package to its employees. Some benefits vary depending on employment and/or bargaining unit status. Choose the appropriate category below to see the benefits available under each category.
- United Academics (UA) Full-Time Unit
- United Academics (UA) Part-Time Unit
- Non-Represented Full-Time Faculty (includes College of Medicine)
- Non-Represented Part-Time Faculty (includes part-time lecturers)
- Non-Represented Staff
- Teamsters-Represented Staff
- United Electrical Workers-Represented Staff
- Officers of Administration
- Postdoctoral Associates
- Postdoctoral Fellows and Trainees
Fiscal Year 2014 Medical and Dental Costs
Effective January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014
Total monthly premiums (This chart shows UVM cost plus employee cost for all employees.)
Medical Premiums (employee/retiree's monthly cost/share):
- Active Non-Represented Employees and Pre-Medicare Retirees
- Active Teamsters and Pre-Medicare Retirees
- Active United Electrical Workers and Pre-Medicare Retirees
- Active United Academics Full-Time Unit and Pre-Medicare Retirees
- Active United Academics Part-Time Unit
- All Medicare-Eligible Retirees
For more information on past medical rates, including archived rate charts, see the HRS website.
Eligibility for Benefits
Unless noted in specific plan documents, the following description of eligibility for employees and their dependents applies to all UVM benefits.
The following six groups of employees are eligible for UVM benefits:
|Benefit Groups Defined|
|Months of Year Worked||Full-Time Equivalency (FTE)|
|Group A||12 months||100%|
|Group B||9, 10, 11 months (academic year)||100%|
|Group C||12 months||75 - 99%|
|Group D||9, 10, 11 months (academic year)||75 - 99%|
|Group E||12 months||50 - 74%|
|Group F||9, 10, 11 months (academic year)||50 - 74%|
For benefit eligibility, there is a difference between full-time and part-time employees.
For benefit eligibility purposes, a full-time staff member is employed in a regular capacity of at least 75% of a 12-month work year of 37-1/2 or 40 hours per week (Groups A and C) or in a regular capacity of 100% of an academic year of 9, 10, or 11 months for 37-1/2 or 40 hours per week (Group B).
A part-time staff member is employed in a regular capacity of 50 - 74% of a 12-month work year of 37-1/2 or 40 hours per week (Group E) or 50 - 99% of an academic year of 9, 10, or 11 months for 37-1/2 or 40 hours per week (Groups D and F).
Note: An employee is considered to be employed in a regular capacity if (1) the position is continuing, not temporary, (2) it appears on UVM's position inventory or is an approved hourly position included in the department's wage budget, and (3) a completed and approved position description exists. An employee is considered to be temporary when he or she is paid by electronic payroll systems for temporary employees, whether full-time or part-time, or by time sheets that are designated as temporary.
The terms and conditions of employment for postdoctoral fellows and trainees and for postdoctoral associates are not covered here.