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Prospective Employees: General Benefits Overview

The University of Vermont provides generous benefits that are meant to provide caring support to our employee community and their families. UVM recognizes that our people are our most valuable resource.

*All benefits information below and throughout this overview are subject to change and may or may not be adjusted due to specific employment types. 


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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - comprehensive Vermont & National Network
  • VERY low co-pays and deductibles
  • No waiting period
  • Employee premiums based on salary level


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  • Two levels of dental coverage - Base & High Options
  • Base Option - 100% UVM paid - no cost to employees
  • High Option - More coverage for very low employee costs

Retirement Savings

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  • 10% Base salary employer contribution with minimal employee contribution (waiting period may apply dependent on prior employer)

Free College Tuition

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  • Free tuition for employees & dependents at UVM or any Vermont State Colleges (one year waiting period for dependents)

Paid Leave

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  • Generous vacation, sick, personal, cultural holidays, winter week break and 12 holidays

Short-Term Disability

  • 70% after-tax income/benefit protection
    • Available to certain eligible groups
  • Very affordable group rates

Long-Term Disability

  • 60-70% income/benefit protection
  • Competitive employer cost sharing

Flexible Spending Account

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  • Healthcare and dependent care pre-tax savings
  • Debit card provided for ease of use

Group Life Insurance

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  • $10,000 basic policy (100% employer paid)
  • Employee policies up to 7x base salary
  • Spousal and child coverage available


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  • Comprehensive vision benefit plan through VSP.

Employee Wellness Program

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  • Free membership to campus recreation and fitness center
  • On-Site fitness & wellness programming (through out main campus)
  • Discounted family memberships, group fitness classes, personal training, nutrition and community partners