At the University of Arkansas, we value our employees and recognize them as our organization’s greatest asset. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

New benefits-eligible employees of the University of Arkansas have 31 days from their benefits-eligible appointment dates to enroll in their retirement and insurance benefits. Your insurance benefits and voluntary retirement contributions will be effective the first day of the following month following the date HR receives all of your completed enrollment forms.

All appointed (non-student) employees working 50% time or greater are eligible for most benefits. For enrolling in benefits review the New Employee Benefits Enrollment page.

Catastrophic Care


In this Section:

Change Beneficiaries, Dependent Life Insurance, Enrolling After Initial New Hire, Optional Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Accidental death claims are filed when an accident results in death or dismemberment. AD&D pays in addition to your regular life insurance.

To file an AD&D accidental death claim, the beneficiary or the beneficiary's representative should make an appointment with HR Expert Tracee Riggs. Bring a certified death certificate to the appointment.

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