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Employee Benefits Guide

Benefits at UAFS

Choosing your employee benefits is one of the most important decisions you will make as a new employee. The University is committed to providing benefits that help protect the health, welfare, and financial well-being of you and your family. 

Participate in certain benefits is mandatory and considered a condition of employment. Mandatory benefits include:

  • Life Insurance - paid 100% by the University the option to purchase employee-paid, enhanced coverage for employee and family
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - paid 100% by the University with the option to purchase employee-paid, enhanced coverage
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance - paid 100% by the University the Option to purchase employee-paid enhanced coverage
  • Retirement - required employee contribution with employer contribution match (5% up to 10% depending on employee contribution)

Other University benefits are optional and can be waived. Employees pay for all or a portion of the premiums for optional benefits. Optional benefits include:

  • Health Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Prepaid Legal

Review the information in this Employee Benefits Guide and the information provided by Human Resources during orientation to make sure you are making informed decisions. 

Employee Benefits Guide