The UMKC benefits team is responsible for administering university benefit programs for all eligible employees on the UMKC campuses. We can help you with insurance benefits, including health, dental, vision, life and disability; retirement benefits; and other fringe benefits, such as tuition reduction waivers. We can also help you complete and update all of your benefit enrollment forms. Let us know what we can do to help. We look forward to serving you.
Walk-ins are certainly welcome, however, to ensure someone is available and has the appropriate time and information to address your questions, we prefer employees schedule an appointment.
UMKC offers all regular, full-time employees an option of two medical plans through UnitedHealthcare. Preventative services are covered at 100% for in-network providers. Medical insurance is effective on the first day of employment.
UMKC provides dental benefits through Delta Dental.
Our plan covers 100% of reasonable and customary fees for preventative services and 80% of basic services beginning on the first day of employment.
Vision insurance is provided through VSP as of January 1, 2023. This insurance is offered to all regular, full-time employees and covers eye exams after a copay of $10 and frames up to $140 after a copay of $25. Vision insurance is effective on the first day of employment.
All regular, full-time employees receive a life insurance policy equal to their annual salary free of charge. Additional Life insurance plan may be purchased as well. Dependent plans for spouse and children are available.
All regular, full-time employees have the option to receive long-term disability coverage. Employees are given a choice of two levels, Core Plan (Option A) or the Buy-up Plan (Option B). Option A provides a benefit amount of 60% of base salary, while option B provides the benefit amount of 66.67% of base salary.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
All regular, full-time employees have the option to receive accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
UMKC offers a defined contribution retirement plan to all new and rehired benefit eligible employees. In addition to this plan, there are a variety of voluntary supplemental retirement plans including 403b, 457b and 401a plans.
Paid Time Off, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence
Paid Time Off
FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy (HR-407 FMLA)
- FMLA Q and A
- FMLA Process
- Other Leaves of Absence Process
- Request for Leave of Absence (not FMLA) Form | Instructions
- Shared Leave
Educational Assistance Program
UM Educational Assistance Program for Employees
UM Tuition Reduction Program for Spouses and Dependents