The University of Arizona is proud to offer the following comprehensive benefits package for University employees.* Review the information on this webpage, or download the following PDFs.

View 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)        View 2022 Benefits Summary (PDF)

* Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

For questions about your benefits, email HR Solutions at, or call 520-621-3660.

Quick Facts

How to Enroll

View or print these step-by-step instructions to walk you through enrolling in benefits, including retirement plans and insurance.

View Steps (PDF)

How to Contact Insurance Carriers

Connect with individual insurance carriers' and other providers' customer service departments.

View Contacts Page

About Dependents and Beneficiaries

Learn who you can insure as a dependent, how to add or remove dependents and beneficiaries, and when you can make changes.

More Information

Health Benefits

You can choose from multiple health plan options (medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts), including coverage for domestic partners and their families. The University pays an average of 88% of the cost of medical premiums.

Medical Plans  Dental & Vision Plans  Domestic Partner Plans  Healthcare FSA



Dental/Vision Premiums


NEW! Insurance coverage for free COVID-19 at-home tests

As of Jan. 15, 2022, health insurance plans are required to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 antigen tests. Every person, including dependents, enrolled in health insurance qualifies for eight free at-home tests each month.

Two ways to receive your free tests:

  • At the pharmacy: Request your at-home test at any in-network pharmacy. The pharmacist will provide the test to you at no charge.

  • By reimbursement: You can be reimbursed up to $12 for each FDA-authorized COVID-19 test you purchase (online or at a store) after Jan. 14, 2022. You must submit your receipt when requesting reimbursement, and Blue Cross Blue Shield also requires the barcode from the test package.

    To submit your reimbursement request, use the following forms:

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Retirement Plans

The University offers multiple plans to help you prepare for a financially secure retirement. You must enroll in one of the mandatory plans, to which the University matches contributions. You also can choose among voluntary supplemental plans.

Learn About Retirement Plans

Road Ahead Retirement Planning

Educational Benefits (QTR/EAP/DPTP)

You and eligible family members may receive tuition reduction at UArizona, Arizona State University, or Northern Arizona University. Domestic partners and their children can receive tuition reduction at UArizona. This benefit includes undergraduate, graduate, in-person, and online courses.

Learn About Educational Benefits

Life and Disability Insurance

The University provides $15,000 of term life insurance at no cost. You may be able to elect up to $1 million in additional life insurance. You also have short-term disability coverage options. Long-term disability coverage is provided as part of your retirement plan.

Learn About Insurance Benefits

Paid and Unpaid Time Off

The University offers several categories of leave, including vacation, sick time, holidays, paid parental leave, University Winter Closure, and many others. Each employee is designated a leave advisor to help navigate the options.

Visit the Leaves webpage

Wellness and Well-being

A fulfilling career should not come at the expense of a fulfilling life. At UArizona, we support you wherever you are in life. Review these resources and programs that support employee well-being in several areas.

Visit Life and Work Connections
Coaching and counseling, classes, parental guidance and programs, adult and eldercare support, health screenings, and other services.

Learn about the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Save money on childcare and adult care expenses.

View the campus resource map
Locate lactation spaces, family restrooms, and changing stations.

Employee Perks

As an employee, you have access to discounts with more than 30,000 retailers, discounts for home and auto insurance, free/discount software, IT support and training, discounts on University cultural activities, special pricing on tickets to athletic events, and more.

View Employee Discounts page
Review the full list of discounts and special perks for employees.

Expedited Banner Medical Appointments
Through an agreement with Banner – University Medicine in Tucson, employees have access to expedited appointment scheduling.
Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit UAccess Employee and select Employee/Manager Self Service. Make sure you are on the UA Employee Main Homepage.

To view your benefits, click the University Benefits tile.

To view your paycheck, click the Payroll and Compensation.

For information on how to read your paycheck, visit Financial Services.

  Full benefits limited benefits
Eligibility You  are scheduled to work 20 hours per week (.50 FTE) or greater in a position that is expected to continue for six months or more.

You are scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week (.50 FTE) for at least 90 days but less than 6 months or

Your schedule is reduced below 20 hours per week, but you averaged 30 hours per week over the previous 12 months.

Benefits Offered
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Mandatory and voluntary retirement plans
  • Qualified Tuition Reduction/Domestic Partner Tuition Program 
  • All paid and unpaid time off
  • Wellness services
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental retirement plans (You may become eligible for an employer-matched retirement plan if you work 20 weeks in a fiscal year)
Benefits Not Offered None
  • Mandatory retirement plans (with employer matching)
  • Qualified Tuition Reduction/Domestic Partner Tuition Program
  • Vacation time, sick time, and paid leaves
  • Wellness services

Frequently Asked Questions about Limited Benefits


If you are employed at the University of Arizona within 30 days of separating from benefits-eligible employment at another Arizona public university or an Arizona state agency, your current benefits continue and you cannot make new elections. You may request reinstatement of your sick leave balance.

To request an agency transfer, please contact the Division of Human Resources promptly after your hire date, at 520-621-3660 or

Learn more: Employment Change within the Arizona State System Affects Benefits (PDF)

The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive package to postdoctoral scholars that includes all benefits except a mandatory retirement plan. Learn more about benefits options for postdoctoral scholars.

The University cannot supply insurance cards and does not have member information. You need to contact your insurance company directly. Often you can download a temporary card from the vendor's website. Visit our Contacts page to find vendors' websites, phone numbers, and policy numbers.

Do you need more assistance?

Connect with HR Solutions for help reviewing your options.

Call: 520-621-3660.


Connect with individual insurance carriers' and other providers' customer service departments.

Visit the Contacts and Policy/Group Numbers web page.