8.3  Health Insurance

(Board Policy 430.1)

The university provides a self-insured medical plan which is administered for it by a third-party administrator, UMR. If you are a regular appointed employee who works twenty or more hours a week, an eligible retiree or an eligible disabled employee, you and your eligible dependents may enroll in the university's health insurance plan, provided you do so within 31 days of your initial employment.

You may choose coverage under either the Classic Plan or the Point of Service Plan. Eligible retirees and retiree spouses under age 65 will be offered enrollment in the regular health plan administered by UMR. Eligible retirees and retiree spouses age 65 and older will be offered enrollment in the University of Arkansas United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plan (PPO). If you are a full-time employee, the university will pay a significant portion of your monthly premium costs, and your (smaller) share of the premium will be deducted from your paycheck. The university will pay a somewhat greater percentage of your premium if you choose the classic plan. If you are less than 100% appointed, you will pay a proportionately larger share of the health insurance premiums.

Visit or call the benefits section of Human Resources or go to the Human Resources website (http://hr.uark.edu/) for specific details of the university's health insurance plan, including eligibility criteria, enrollment forms, plan benefits and exclusions, and premiums.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:48 AM