New Employee Benefits Resource Center

Welcome to the University of Oregon!

The University of Oregon provides a competitive benefits package to all eligible employees (.50 FTE or more and expected to work at least 90 days) that includes options best suited to their needs and the needs of their family.

Enrollment in benefits is not automatic.

As a new employee, you have 30 days from your date of hire to select and enroll in the health plans.  Coverage is effective the first of the month following your hire date and online enrollment or submission of enrollment forms to the UO Benefits Office.

Employee Benefit Orientations are available to inform employees of their options and assist with selecting the most appropriate plans. Please work with your supervisor to register for an orientation immediately upon hire.  Registration can be completed online or by contacting the Benefits Office at 541-346-3085.

Register for Benefit Orientation

If you miss this initial enrollment period, you can only enroll with a Qualified Event or during our mandatory open enrollment each fall.

Most employees pay 5% of the monthly healthcare premiums for themselves and eligible dependents. Eligible dependents include spouse, domestic partner (same and opposite sex), and dependent children.  Coverage of domestic partners and their children may have tax implications. A complete description of eligible dependents is available on the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) website in the Summary Plan Description, Section 1, page 13.

Actual cost will vary based on employee classification and plans selected. Healthcare includes medical, vision and dental plans.

A variety of optional benefit plans (life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short and Long Term Disability, etc) are also available. Employees pay 100% of monthly premiums for optional benefits.

Get Benefits Information


Courtesy Post-Doctoral Appointments

Courstesy Post-Doc employees have a benefit offering that is different from other benefit eligible employees.

Courtesy Post-Doc Insurance Options


For more information specific to new employees, visit the New Employee webpage.