Optional Benefits

The University of Houston System is partnering with Aflac and MetLife's sponsored product, Trust Mark to sponsor several optional benefits plans for System benefits-eligible employees through payroll deduction. These supplemental benefits are in addition to the benefits currently offered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas; however, the cost of each product will be the employee's sole responsibility and will not be supplemented in any way by the university or System. In addition, these supplemental benefits will be available for coverage of domestic partners.

The products being offered are Aflac's Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Protection plans, and MetLife's sponsored product through Trust Mark, Universal Life with Long-Term Care plan.

New hires have the ability to elect these optional benefits within their first 30 days of employment. In the event you do not take advantage of this opportunity within your first 30 days of employment or wish to make changes after your first 30 days, you will have to wait until the open enrollment period begins (July) to elect or make changes to this benefit.

For more information, please go to the vendor links above, or check out the printable flyer (PDF).