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Employment Benefits

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis strives to maintain an outstanding, competitive benefits package that assists in recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff. In 2019, the University was named in the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great College's to Work For" survey for the eighth time in nine years in the Benefits and Compensation category.

Benefits Overview

Full-time staff and faculty are eligible to participate in the University’s Benefits Plan, which includes a rich health and prescription plan, dental plan, vision and University paid life and disability coverage.

Health Plan

The health plan features:

  • $250 deductible
  • $20 office visit co-pays
  • 90 percent co-insurance with a large national network of providers

Employees pay only 10%/15% of the cost to cover themselves and 35% of the cost to cover their dependents. The University also offers a dental plan, voluntary vision insurance, medical or dependent care flex account with debit card.

Retirement Benefits

Retirement consists of a 403(b) Retirement Plan with a generous two to one University match. The plan includes both ROTH and traditional pre-tax deferral options.

Other Benefits

Benefits provided exclusively at the University’s expense include employee life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance equal to the employee's annual salary, travel accident insurance, travel medical insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance plan.  

Employees can purchase optional supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, dependent life, and short-term disability coverage.

Tuition reimbursement is available for staff professional development. Complimentary University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis tuition is available for dependents after five years of service.  Employee dependents may opt for Council of Independent Colleges tuition remission at participating schools.

The University also offers a generous holiday schedule (14 days for most employees), five floating personal holidays, and vacation time (12 month faculty get 22 days per year, 12 month staff start at 10 days per year, earn 15 in their fifth year, 20 in their tenth).Other benefits and perks include:

  • Free use of the athletic facility and library
  • Cafeteria discount
  • Subsidized parking
  • Pre-tax payroll deduction for public transportation monthly passes
  • Close to public transportation
  • Ability to participate in University theatre, music, speaker series, and other events.


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