Benefits for Part-Time Teaching Faculty

Part-time teaching faculty who are working at a single or multiple Oregon public institution(s) of higher education, universities and/or community colleges, have the opportunity to enroll in employee only medical/prescription, dental and vision coverage. They may select their plans from the same plans available to full-time faculty, excluding the medical opt out option. 

Eligible part-time faculty will designate a “home institution” that will verify eligibility for coverage and administer this benefit program. The faculty member must be actively working and receiving a paycheck from the selected home institution and will select from healthcare plans available at that institution. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to designate their home institution after researching and comparing plan options and costs at the different institutions at which they work.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A part-time faculty member who has worked at least 600 teaching hours across one or more Oregon higher education institutions during the previous calendar year. 
  • Must be actively working at, and receiving a paycheck from, your designated home institution during the academic term(s) you receive benefits.  
  • Only teaching hours count toward determining PERS eligibility. Research and other non-teaching hours do not count. 
  • You may not be otherwise covered by or eligible for a PEBB or OEBB medical plan as an employee or dependent. 

If you have questions about your eligibility, you are encouraged to submit an application through which eligibility will be determined or contact HR Benefits at

Enrollment Periods

Enrollment periods will be offered during the first 30 days from the start of each academic term. Coverage is effective first of the month following enrollment.

Faculty hired mid-term may request an exception to enroll outside of above enrollment periods.

University of Oregon Application and Enrollment Process

If you are a part-time faculty member actively working and receiving a paycheck at the UO and choose to designate the UO as your home institution, then you will enroll in plans available through the UO following these instructions:

  1. Submit the following information to
    • Required form: Part-Time Faculty Attestation of Eligibility for Benefits Coverage
    • Gather the documents that demonstrate proof of eligibility from the institutions you have worked during the previous calendar year. Documentation must state total teaching hours worked in the previous calendar year.
    • To be eligible for this program, you may not be currently covered by or eligible for a PEBB or OEBB medical plan as an employee or dependent.
  2. HR Benefits staff will notify you via email of your eligibility status.
  3. Once eligibility is confirmed, complete required enrollment materials by the stipulated deadline. Materials and deadline will be provided by the Benefits Office.

Coverage will be effective first of the month following enrollment.

Eligibility Changes

It is the faculty member’s responsibility to notify the benefits office at their designated home institution when changes occur to their employment status.

If UO is your designated home institution and you stop working for the UO, coverage will be terminated, and you will be notified of the coverage end date.

If you still meet the eligibility criteria, you will need to select a new home institution and enroll in a plan available through your new home institution.

Questions or Assistance

Please contact for further assistance.

Special Notice

The terms and conditions are subject to change in accordance with legislative action.