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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. The University has a track record of being named in the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great College's to Work For" in the Benefits and Compensation category.

Benefits Overview

Full-time (at least .80 FTE) staff and faculty are eligible to participate in the University’s benefits plan, which includes multiple health plan options, dental plan, vision and University-paid life and disability coverage. A summary of benefits can be found here.

Health Benefits

Two health plan options:

  • Our PPO offers: $250 deductible, $20 office visit co-pays, 10% co-insurance with a large national network of providers.
  • QDHP option: $1,500 deductible, $3,000 out of pocket maximum, 20% co-insurance with a large national network of providers.

Employees contributions are based on an income level ($50,000) with employee premiums maintaining affordable levels compared to benchmarks.

For Transparency In Coverage Rule information on negotiated health insurance service rates and out-of-network amounts between health plans and providers click here.

Retirement Benefits

Retirement consists of a 403(b) Retirement Plan with a generous two to one University match, currently capped at a 4% match. The plan includes both ROTH and traditional pre-tax deferral options.

Other Benefits

Employees can enroll in dental or vision coverage. Employees can purchase optional voluntary supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, dependent life, and short-term disability coverage.

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.  

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
  • Pre-tax payroll deduction for parking costs or public transportation monthly passes
  • Close to public transportation
  • Ability to participate in University theatre, music, speaker series, and other events.


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