Human Resources



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.

Have a question about your benefits or want additional information on the UM Benefits Programs?

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. 


2016 Annual Enrollment

Faculty and Staff, Enrollment Period: October 19-30, 2015

Retirees, Enrollment Period: November 2-13, 2015

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2016 Annual Enrollment

Medical Insurance

UMKC offers all regular full-time employees an option of two medical plans through Coventry Healthcare. Preventative services are covered at 100% for in-network providers. Medical insurance is effective on the first day of employment.

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Benefits Forms, Handbooks and References

Flexible Benefit Plans

myBenefit Decision Center

Dental Insurance

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.

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Dental Insurance Information

Vision Insurance

Vision insurance is provided through Vision service plan (VSP). 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.

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Vision Insurance Information

Vision Discounts for All Employees

Tru Hearing Program -Discount hearing aid program available through VSP

Life Insurance

All Regular full-time employees receive a life insurance policy equal to their annual salary free of charge. Supplemental insurance may be purchased. Dependent plans for spouse and children are available.

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Life Insurance Information

Long-Term Disability

All Regular full-time employees have the option to receive long-term disability coverage. Employees are given a choice of two options (A or B). Option A provides a benefit amount of 60% of base salary, while option B provides the benefit amount of 66-2/3% of base salary.

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Claim Filing Instructions

Long Term Disability Insurance Information

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

All Regular full-time employees have the option to receive accidental death & dismemberment coverage. Supplemental insurance may be purchased. Dependent plans for spouse and children are available.

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Accidental Death and Dismemberment Summary Plan Information

Retirement Information

UMKC offers a defined contribution/benefit hybrid plan to all employees. In addition to this plan, there are a variety of voluntary supplemental retirement plans including 403b, 457b, and 401a plans.

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Retirement Information (Core and Voluntary Plans)

VRP Enrollment and/or Changes

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

As an employee, you are our most important resource and the University of Missouri cares about your personal and professional wellbeing. The Employee Assistance Program is available to all faculty, staff and their dependents beginning April 1, 2014.

 The UM System’s Total Rewards and UMKC Human Resources departments have partnered with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City to provide this service to you for free. Their staff of professional counselors is trained to help with issues related to family or relationship difficulties, stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, work concerns and financial problems.

Employees are eligible for up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue.

 If you need more sessions, you can be referred to an outside service provider. In addition, you have access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics.

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Employee Assistance Program

Stress Analysis Questionnaire

Paid Time Off, FMLA & Other Leaves of Absence

Employee Discounts (Benefits Extras)

As a UMKC employee, there are many additional benefits you have that you may not be aware of. Benefit Extras are a group of special benefits that provide you with various discounts and perks that you can take advantage of just for being a UMKC employee!

Take advantage of the many discounts that we have to offer below. These discounts are separated by category and offer discounts to many venues, hotels and events around the city.

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UMKC Employee Discounts (Benefits Extras)

Wellness Discounts and Resources

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