UUP Benefits

These are your benefits negotiated by NY State and your bargaining unit, UUP (United University Professions) if:

  • Your affiliation is with the state AND
  • Your negotiating unit is UUP or 08
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Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Medical Insurance Eligibility

The University at Buffalo offers a variety of medical insurance options to suit your needs.

As part of your benefits package, you may be eligible for medical insurance. Human Resources will advise you of your eligibility based on your appointment information.

You can learn more about the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) including eligibility requirements by reviewing the NYSHIP General Information Booklet. 

Dependent Eligibility for Medical Insurance

You may be able to add dependent(s) to your medical insurance for family coverage. Listed below is the documentation that will be required to enroll your dependent(s). If you are unable to provide one of the required documents, contact Human Resources to discuss possible alternatives.

Documentation Requirements
Eligible Dependents Required Documentation to Enroll Dependent
Spouse
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of joint financial obligation (if married for more than one year)
Proof of Joint Financial Obligation

Multiple documents may be used for proof of joint financial obligation including a joint tax return, mortgage or lease agreement, bill or bank account. Financial information may be blacked out.

Documentation Requirements
Eligible Dependents Required Documents to Enroll Dependent

Domestic Partner

 

  • Birth certificate
  • Application For Dependent Enrollment
  • Dependent tax affidavit
Dependent Children Under Age 26
  • Birth certificate

Medical Insurance Enrollment

New Employees

Current Employees

Transferring Employees

Summer Coverage

Ten-month employees paid over 20 or 21 pay periods may continue coverage over the summer months. To maintain coverage, it is necessary to deduct additional health insurance premiums from your last paychecks in the spring semester. If you do not earn enough in your biweekly paycheck to accomodate the extra deductions, you will receive a letter from the Department of Civil Service advising how much you owe and the process to make your payment(s).

If you do not return in the following fall semester, your health insurance will end at that that time. If you do return, health insurance deductions will resume at that time.

Human Resources will notify you near the end of the spring semester indicating how these additional deductions will be taken, when coverage may end or when deductions will resume.

Managing My Medical Insurance

Once enrolled, you may be able to make changes to your medical insurance. Listed below are events that allow you to make changes to your plan.

All required forms and documentation must be received in Human Resources by the listed deadline in order for the change to be made. Submit all forms and documentation to our Secure UB Box Folder: 

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UB HR Benefits

State Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-7777

Email: ub-hr-benefits@buffalo.edu

Adding Dependents

Proof of Joint Financial Obligation

Multiple documents may be used for proof of joint financial obligation including a joint tax return, mortgage or lease agreement, bill or bank account. Financial information may be blacked out.

Removing Dependents

Cancelling Coverage

Coverage Termination

Medical insurance coverage ends two full payperiods following your appointment end date.

The Department of Civil Service, Employee Benefits Division, will send information regarding COBRA to your home address after your coverage has terminated. COBRA is a federal law that allows the voluntary continuation of the same coverage at full cost.

Contact the Employee Benefits Division at 800-833-4344 with questions regarding COBRA continuation of coverage.

Current Monthly COBRA Cost

Dental and Vision Coverage

Dental and vision coverage is provided through the UUP Benefit Trust Fund. Benefits take effect following a 42 calendar day waiting period. There is no cost for enrollment.

Contact the UUP Benefit Trust Fund for questions or concerns regarding your dental and vision coverage:

UUP Benefit Trust Fund
PO Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-514
800-887-3863
866-559-0516 (fax)

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