Health and Life Insurance
Your health and peace of mind are important to us, and we want to ensure that you get the coverage that’s best for you and your family.
We offer a variety of coverage options, including medical, prescription drug, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending accounts to save you money on health care and dependent care expenses. We also provide life and long-term disability insurance, plus optional additional coverages that protect you and your family.
We offer several medical plans, each with prescription drug coverage. The plans vary in terms of cost, coverage and providers you’re able to see. Be sure to read about each plan, review our plan comparison chart and eligibility.
UD Dental Insurance is administered by MetLife Dental. Full and part-time benefit-eligible faculty, staff and retirees who meet University of Delaware age and service. These benefits are available to spouses and eligible dependent children(ren) up to age 26. Retirees, please visit the current retirees webpage for dental options.
UD Vision Insurance is administered by National Vision Administrators (NVA) (Sponsor # 51942000001), Full and part-time benefit-eligible faculty, staff and retirees who meet University of Delaware age and service. These benefits are available to spouses and eligible dependent children(ren) up to age 26. Retirees please visit the current retirees webpage.
UD offers basic life insurance at no cost to full-time benefits-eligible faculty, staff and bargaining unit members, plus the option to purchase additional coverage for themselves and their dependents.
The ComPsych GuidanceResources program is a FREE program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. This program is available exclusively for UD employees and their dependents. The program offers resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. Members will have a toll-free number at 877-527-4742 directly for 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultant®. Employees also have access to the website at www.guidanceresources.com (Web ID: State of Delaware), mobile app to consult articles, podcasts, videos, webinars and other helpful tools.
The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is administered by ASI Flex and available to full and part-time benefit-eligible faculty, staff.
The FSA Health benefit is available to the employee (the participant), your spouse (if filing a joint tax return) and your qualified child or qualified relative.
When you are traveling in unfamiliar places and the unexpected arises, you need to have the resources to turn to for immediate support. It is highly encouraged that you review the Traveling with UD Policy before you depart on your travel and register with UD travel partners so that in the event of an emergency while traveling you can access the support needed to mitigate a crisis and return home safely.
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits (i.e. health, dental, vision and Health Care FSA) provided through the University. These benefits can only be continued for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce and other life events. COBRA requires that continuation coverage extend from the date of the qualifying event for a limited period of time of 18 months (for employee), 36 months (for dependent) or 29 months (if a qualified beneficiary is disabled).
Qualified individuals are required to pay the entire premium for coverage, up to 102 percent of the cost of the plan. If you are leaving the University or you or a covered dependent will be losing benefits for some reason, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your situation.