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.

You should have received an email with instructions for enrolling in benefits within a day of accepting your formal offer of employment from UO Human Resources. If you require additional assistance, please reach out to our office at with questions. We can provide additional instruction, and guidance on selecting the most appropriate plans.

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 domestic partners. 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.

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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

Part Time Faculty Medical Benefits Program

Senate Bill 551 provides part time faculty who are working an aggregate of .50 FTE at a single or multiple Oregon public institution(s) of higher education, universities and/or community colleges, with the opportunity to enroll in employee only, medical/prescription only coverage.

Learn More About Part Time Faculty Benefits

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