Health Insurance

Health Insurance Eligibility

UALR employees who work half-time or more on a regular appointment basis (not hourly) are eligible to participate in the Group Medical insurance programs. The University provides a self-insured medical plan, which is administered by a third-party administrator, UMR.

If you are a full-time employee, the University will pay a larger cost share percentage towards your premiums than if you are less than 100%. Eligible dependents of employees may also be covered.

Enrollment & Effective Dates

Employees must enroll in the medical plan within 31 days of their benefits eligible appointment date. All optional benefits are effective the first of the month following the enrollment date as long as the enrollment forms are completed and received in Department of Human Resources within the 31 day enrollment eligibility window. There is no late enrollment for health coverage.

NOTICE

This website provides a summary of the medical insurance plan and not an actual contract. For more information, visit or call Department of Human Resources for specific details of the University’s health insurance plan, including eligibility criteria, enrollment forms, plan benefits and exclusions, and lists or participating physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers.