University of Houston faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive choice of insurance plans including medical, dental, life, accident, short-term disability, long-term disability, and short-term disability, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Optional benefits include accident, cancer, critical illness and hospital protection plans as well as universal life with long-term care. Medical coverage is provided through Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) at no cost to full-time benefits eligible faculty and staff Dependent medical coverage and other insurance coverage is available at group rates. Dependent eligibility is subject to occasional audits by ERS or their designee.
Faculty and staff who work 20 hours or more per week for a period of 4.5 months or longer in a fiscal year (September through August) are eligible for some benefits, while other benefits are available to employees with 12 month appointments or who work at least 30 hours per week.
Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. If you have a question that is not addressed in the Benefits FAQs or elsewhere on the HR website, please call 713-743-3988 for further assistance.
Online Benefits Training
Need an overview? Check out our Online Training!
Be Benefits Wise Classroom Training
Understanding your benefits can be challenging. This session will increase your knowledge of benefits available to you as a benefits eligible employee at UH including: health, dental, optional life insurance, TexFlex (Flexible Spending Account), short- and long-term disability, Aflac, and universal life long term care insurance.
Please call the HR Service Center if you have questions at 713/743-3988.
To view all HR classroom trainings, including Retirement, Benefits, HR topics, and Lunch & Learns, please visit the HR Course Calendar.