Benefits Information for New Hire Employees
Welcome to UVA! We are happy that you have chosen a career with the University. We want to help you select the right benefits for yourself and family. Below you will find information about what to do and timelines. This is for both Medical Center team members and Academic Division faculty and staff.
Effective March 5, 2023, your medical, dental, and/or vision benefits can begin on the first date of employment (or choose to wait until the first of the month if you have coverage elsewhere).
- Date of employment: If you need coverage immediately, you have the option to start your medical, dental, and/or vision benefits as of your date of employment. This may be a good option if you are currently not covered elsewhere, or you desire coverage as soon as possible.
- First of the month following your date of employment: You can choose to start your medical, dental, and/or vision benefits on the first of the month after you are hired. This may be a good option if you have coverage from a previous employer or are under a family member’s coverage that is still active through the end of the month.
- No medical, dental, and/or vision coverage: You can officially waive your medical, dental, and/or vision benefit options as well as enroll or waive in other benefits during your new hire change benefit event.
Please review the Coordination of Benefits document regarding your coverage and how it works with your prior employer.