Faculty Handbook: Benefits and Employment
4.2.A  Fringe Benefits

The fringe benefit package for eligible university employees is designed to protect employees and/or their families from significant financial loss resulting from illness, disability, or death, while providing for a generous retirement income. Coupled with vacation and sick leave, educational benefits, and holidays, the university’s comprehensive benefits package adds a value of many hundreds of dollars to an employee’s regular income. 

All appointed (non-student) employees working 50% time or greater are eligible for most benefits. As a condition of employment, all employees must enroll for benefits within 31 days of the appointment date to be guaranteed enrollment. For enrolling in benefits review the New Employee Benefits Enrollment page. The Human Resources Benefits website at https://hr.uark.edu/benefits/ provides detailed information about the benefits package for employees at the University of Arkansas.