4.24.1 Employee Insurance and Benefits

A. Purpose

This policy outlines the insurance and benefits offered to employees.

B. Persons Affected

All employees that are appointed to benefits-eligible positions.

C. Definitions

N/A

D. Policy and Procedures

The University of Texas at Tyler sponsors or participates in several insurance and benefits programs which are intended to assist U.T. Tyler employees in the attainment of their personal insurance and security goals at costs lower than would normally be available on an individual basis. These programs include but may not be limited to:

  • Hospitalization and Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Vision Plan
  • Unemployment Compensation Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Premium Sharing
  • Payroll Savings (U.S. Savings Bonds)
  • Tax Sheltered Annuities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

Details on most of these programs are described in booklets made available at the beginning of employment at U.T. Tyler or when coverage revisions occur. Please read them carefully. If you have any questions regarding any of the insurance and benefits programs, or if you want to change existing coverage and benefits, contact the Human Resources Department.
Any changes in the programs referenced above will be conveyed to employees by the Human Resources Department as soon as possible after that change occurs.

E. Responsibilities

See Policy and Procedures section.

F. Review

This policy shall be reviewed by Human Resources every five years or as legislation changes.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED:  12/01/2001

LAST AMENDED:  04/22/2009

REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15