Hospitals and Clinics Benefits

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics' commitment to our employees is showcased through our amazing benefits packages. These benefits are designed to keep you physically healthy, emotionally balanced, and financially secure. Whether you are a full-time or part-time employee, we have you covered.

Who is eligible for our benefits?

Our benefits are available to full-time and part-time employees. For family coverage, eligible family members include:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Biological or legally adopted children, and stepchildren who are under age 26
  • Disabled children age 26 and older may be eligible for benefits

When can I enroll or make changes to my benefits?

There are four opportunities to enroll or make changes to our benefits plans.

  • Become a new employee
  • During open enrollment that occurs in May each year. All benefit elections made during open enrollment are effective July 1st each year.
  • Have a qualified life status event
    • Birth/Adoption
    • Marriage/Domestic Partner
    • Divorce/Legal separation/Dissolution of domestic partnership
    • Loss or gain of coverage
  • Have a qualified work status event
    • Move from FT to PT
    • Move from PT to FT
    • Move from PRN to PT or FT

Benefits Available to You

View 2023-2024 Full-time Benefits Overview

Medical Insurance

The physical health of you and your family is very important to us. That’s why we offer you a health plan that puts decisions about your care and out-of-pocket costs in your hands. We provide all benefit-eligible employees with the opportunity to sign up for medical insurance. As a Hospitals and Clinics employee, you can increase your cost savings by using U of U Health providers and our pharmacies. Coverage under our medical plan includes medical, vision, and pharmacy coverage.


If you're enrolled in our medical plan, you also have prescription coverage available to you. Our pharmacy coverage allows you to select where you’d like your prescriptions filled. If you choose to use a U of U Health location, you can save money on your co-pays. Our pharmacy also offers the option to fill prescriptions through our mail-order service.

Dental Insurance

Our dental plan covers 100% for preventive care including two oral exams and cleanings per member, per plan year, and one complete mouth x-ray in three years. The plan also covers 50% of prosthodontics (bridges, crowns, dentures) and 50% for reasonable and customary orthodontics charges.

Vision Benefits

Our health insurance plan includes vision benefits. This entitles you and any of your enrolled dependents to a free annual exam at the Moran Eye Center. You can also get a discount on any contacts or glasses you need to purchase.

Flex Spending

We offer our employees two flexible spending account (FSA) options—a health care FSA and a dependent care FSA.

The health care FSA allows you to put money aside for any medical needs you may have during the fiscal year. The dollar amount you select is divided by the number of pay periods in the year, deducted from your pay on a pre-tax basis, and set aside in an account for you. Our health care FSA plan also allows you to roll over up to $610 of unused contributions into the following plan year. This means you have less risk of losing the money you have set aside for health care-related expenses.

Our dependent care FSA is available to help you with the expense of caring for a child (or children) in daycare to enable you to work. Children must be 13 years old or younger and the care must be provided by a licensed daycare provider. Additionally, if you have an older dependent who lives with you at least 8 hours per day and requires someone to come into the house to assist with day-to-day living, you can claim these expenses through your Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

We have Short-Term and Long-Term Disability benefits available to our full-time and part-time benefited employees.

Our Short-Term Disability benefit is an income-replacement benefit available to employees who become sick or injured for an extended time and are unable to return to work. All benefits-eligible employees are automatically enrolled at the 50% benefit, at no cost to you, and the 10% buy-up option upon hire. You have the option to change your enrollment in the 10% buy-up at any time.

Our Long-Term Disability benefit provides income replacement if you become sick or injured and are unable to return to work for longer than 90 days. It is employer-paid with a monthly benefit amount of 60% of your income.

Life Insurance

We offer life insurance for our employees—both employer-provided and supplemental life insurance. The company provides:

  • $50,000 for full-time employees
  • $25,000 for part-time employees

Supplemental life insurance up to $1 million is available for an additional cost. Employees can also choose to get life insurance coverage for their spouse/domestic partner and any dependent children.


Whether retirement is a distant thought or it is around the corner, the Hospitals and Clinics retirement program is actively preparing you for that day. You have three ways to save for retirement. Having these options gives you more control and flexibility around making your retirement funds work for you.

401a Plan:

Fully funded employer contribution, equivalent to 6% of eligible gross pay, for benefit-eligible employees.

403b Plan:

An employee-funded plan with an employer match of up to 4 percent for benefit-eligible employees.

457b Plan:

Allows employees to contribute additional funds for retirement.

Hospital and Clinics is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (URS). Eligible new hires with prior URS service may elect to enroll.

Paid-Time Off

We value the work and commitment each Hospitals and Clinics employee has for our organization. That is why as part of your employment, we offer a Paid Time Off (PTO) package for both full-time and part-time benefited employees. Whether you've planned a fun vacation, want to spend the holidays with your family, or a medical problem arises for you or a loved one, we want to ensure you can rest easy during your time away from work.

We also provide employees 11 company-observed paid holidays.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Pioneer Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Paid Parental Leave

We offer full-time and part-time benefited staff paid parental leave (PPL) for the birth or adoption of a child. This program offers employees who are birthing parents, non-birthing parents, adoptive parents, and parents using surrogacy 100% of pay for six weeks (240 hours), or 50% of PPL, with the other 50% using PTO for twelve weeks. This time is prorated to the employee's FTE.

To be eligible, an employee must hold a 0.50 FTE or higher benefited position and be employed by the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and/or the University of Utah for 12 consecutive months (365 days) before the birth or adoption of the child. An employee is only eligible for PPL one time in a rolling twelve-month period.

Education Benefits

We encourage and support continued education for our employees and their families by offering tuition reduction and student debt repayment benefits.

Tuition Reduction

Our full-time employees are eligible for 50% tuition reduction for themselves and their families who attend classes at the University of Utah. This includes any of our continuing education classes.

Tuition reduction is available to:

  • You after six consecutive months in a full-time benefit-eligible position
  • Your spouse or domestic partner after one consecutive year in a full-time benefit-eligible position. Domestic partner requirements are:
    • They are both over the age of eighteen (18);
    • They reside together in a permanent residence and have done so for at least six months and will remain members of the same household for the period in question;
    • They have a serious and committed relationship which they intend to continue indefinitely;
    • They are emotionally committed to one another and jointly responsible for the common welfare and financial obligations of their household or one is chiefly dependent upon the other for financial assistance;
    • They are not related in any way that would prohibit legal marriage; and
    • Neither is legally married to anyone else or the domestic partner of anyone else
  • Your eligible dependent children after three consecutive years in a full-time benefit-eligible position
  • Student Loan Repayment

    Hospitals and Clinics offers assistance with student debt loan repayments to eligible full-time employees after six consecutive months of work. We will pay up to $100 per month, up to a lifetime maximum of $10,000, directly toward your eligible student loan. Our partner Fidelity Investments administers this exciting program.

    Other Benefits Offered to You

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    We take the mental health of our employees very seriously and want to ensure they can receive help if needed. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service provided for you and your immediate family. It was created to help with a variety of your concerns including family and relationship issues, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, alcohol/drugs, workplace issues, management consultation, and more. The EAP can also provide advice and referrals to help resolve legal, financial, childcare, and eldercare concerns.

    Legal Services

    Sometimes life throws some legal challenges your way. Our employees have access to heavily discounted specialized legal counsel for matters big and small. This service can be used when you need legal counsel for common circumstances (tickets, accidents, or will preparation), if you need a lawyer, or want to maintain access to your legal counsel even if you leave your current position.

    Car/Home Insurance

    Sleep better at night knowing your most valuable assets are protected should the worst happen. Our employees can sign up for auto and home insurance through Farmers Insurance or Liberty Mutual Insurance.

    Identity Theft Protection

    We want to make sure our employees’ identity stays safe and protected. We offer employees the opportunity to sign up for Norton LifeLock Theft services that offers:

    • Help monitoring your identity and the identity of your immediate family
    • Regular monitoring to alert you to suspicious activity
    • Access to 24/7 support in the case that your identity is stolen

    Pet Insurance

    We know pets are important to many of our employees. We offer pet insurance that helps support your pet's health and well-being. This can help you save money on your pet's care and expenses.

    You can view specific details of our benefits by clicking on the links below.

    2023-2024 Summary Comparison

    Summary Comparison 2023-24


    If you have any questions about our benefits, please call the Benefits Department at 801-581-6500