This information is a general summary of the benefits offered by the Utah System of Higher Education and may be changed without notice.  Please contact the Human Resources office at (801) 321-7124 for more information or visit the University of Utah’s Benefits site.

A partial list of our benefits

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reduction (50% reduction at the University of Utah)
  • Job-Related Education Incentive ($1500 per calendar year)
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Personal Preference Holidays (pro-rated depending on start date)
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Free Public Transit Pass
  • Free Covered Parking

Medical Insurance

USHE has three plans (high-deductible, comprehensive, and advantage) within each of two providers (University Health Care Plus and Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield).  The dental and prescription drug coverage plan is the same for both providers.  See the University of Utah’s comparison document for more information.

Retirement Benefits

USHE has two types of retirement plans for benefit-eligible employees: USHE funded and employee funded.

USHE Funded – Fully paid by USHE; employees in benefit-eligible positions are automatically enrolled when they become eligible to participate.

New hires to USHE who have prior years of service wtih the Utah Retirement System (URS) may elect to enroll in the applicable URS plan within 30 days of their hire date. Choosing a URS plan may result in a downward adjustment of salary or hourly wage. 

Employee Funded – Voluntary retirement plans all employees may participate in, regardless of their benefits-eligible status.