The University of Vermont offers comprehensive benefits to full-time or full-time equivalent university employees. Select the appropriate Overview by Employee Type to discover which benefits you may be eligible for. 

Summarized Benefits by Employee Type

United Academics (UA) Full-Time UnitNon-Represented Staff(PDF)
United Academics (UA) Part-Time UnitTeamsters-Represented Staff (PDF)
Non-Represented Part-Time Faculty (includes part-time lecturers)United Electrical Workers-Represented Staff
 Postdoctoral Associates
 Postdoctoral Fellows and Trainees (PDF)

*Once you have reviewed the overview, select benefit by type to see specific details regarding that benefit.

Medical, Dental & Vision

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2020 Medical

There are currently four distinct Summaries of Benefits and Coverage, depending on your relationship to the University. Read the descriptions below, then check the Group Number on your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont insurance card to be certain you are reviewing the appropriate Summary.

Medical Summary Plan Description (PDF)

Summary of Medical Benefits & Coverage

For January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (anticipated; end date subject to change):

Medical Costs

Effective Beginning January 1, 2020

Total monthly premiums (PDF)

*This chart shows UVM cost plus employee cost for all employees.

Medical Premiums by Employee Type

2020 Dental

2020 Monthly Costs for Dental Insurance
TypeEmployeeEmployee Plus SpouseEmployee Plus ChildrenEmployee Plus Family

Employee Cost
Base Plan





Employee Cost
High Option Plan 1*





Employee Cost
High Option 2*


*UA, Teamsters and NON Represented are only eligible for High Option 2

NEW Voluntary Vision Insurance

UVM is excited to offer a new and highly requested vision program to all employees in Benefit Groups A, B & C, represented and non-represented. Please note, if you enroll during Open Enrollment – this coverage will begin January 1, 2020. While this voluntary benefit is fully employee-paid, UVM negotiated very competitive group rates which are far more affordable than the rates participants would find on their own. And these rates have been guaranteed not to change for the next four years!

Vision Benefit Plan-FAQs (PDF)

Vision Benefits Summary (PDF)


Additional Benefits

UVM Staff Appreciation and Wellness Event.

Flexible Spending Accounts

A Flexible Spending Account allows you to reduce your take-home pay by an amount determined by you each November. The FSA will shelter these earnings from taxes in order to allow you to pay for approved medical and/or dependent care expenses tax-free. (You may open a medical account and/or a dependent care account, but these must be set up and maintained as separate accounts.)

Full Details

Tuition Remission

Employees, their dependent children and spouses may be eligible for tuition remission at UVM or Vermont State Colleges. Access the applicable collective bargaining agreement or handbook for details on eligibility and exclusion criteria.

Tuition Remission Forms

Employee Wellness

Human Resource Services offers resources and programs to support employees seeking to find a healthy balance in their professional and personal lives. Our aim is to equip UVM employees to be more productive, more satisfied, and more engaged in their work environment - sustaining UVM's highly-qualified workforce and enhancing the quality of their work-life experience.

Hearing Aid Program

This is a 10% reduction from the retail cost of hearing aids that are selected and fit through the Eleanor M. Luse Center Audiology Clinic. All professional fees (hearing evaluation, hearing aid selection, earmolds, fitting, and followup) normally applied will be in effect.

Savings range from $100 per instrument to $220 per instrument, depending on the hearing aid determined to be the best fit for your hearing loss and listening needs. We will work with the same protocols for best practice and care to ensure maximum benefit. As always, we will continue to select instruments that are smartly designed, feature advanced technology and are highly durable. The 45-day return period (Vermont law and enforced whenever and wherever hearing aids are provided inside Vermont) and all warranties will apply as usual. 

Hearing Aid Program (PDF)

TruHearing Discount Program (PDF)

Vision Discount Programs

Regular eye examinations play a crucial role in ensuring healthy vision and overall health. An eye examination can not only detect vision problems, but also can detect the early stages of serious health problems such as diabetes and hypertension. One in four children has an undetected vision problem that can interfere with learning, according to the Vision Council of America. 

BCBS: Vision Discount Program(PDF)

Delta Dental: Vision Discount Program (PDF)


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News & Highlights

Retirement Savings Plan Transition

Stay connected with the latest details of the Retirement Savings Plan Transition.  All documents and information released to the UVM community can be found at the link below for the duration of the transition.