Helping you through the benefits process

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. 

Health insurance begins the first day of the month following date of hire unless the date of hire coincides with the first of the month.

What New Hires Should Know

  • Health Plan Elections

    Health plan elections must be completed by 30 days after your date of hire. Learn more about making your elections for medical, dental, and vision insurance.

    Learn more about health plan elections
  • Retirement Plan Elections

    Learn more about the retirement plan options available for Academic Division employees and for Medical Center team members.

    Learn More about Retirement Plan Elections
  • Holiday Calendar

    Prescheduled holidays are determined by your employee type. See our separate calendars for paid holidays for Medical Center team members, UPG employees, and Academic Division employees.

    See the holiday calendar
  • Paid Leave/Paid Time Off

    Our team members are encouraged to take time off to relax and rejuvenate. UVA offers many options for paid leave to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance.

    Learn More about Paid Leave
  • UVA Employee Well-Being Program

    Welcome to the UVA Employee Well-Being Program! When you’re healthy, you have the energy and focus to do your best work and live your best life. Hoos Well provides programs and resources to help you be your best self, and our comprehensive well-being program offers something for everyone.

    Learn more about hoos well
  • J1 Visa Health

    This is a fully insured plan designed for J1 visa holders that meets the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of State, including medical evacuation and repatriation.

    Learn more about J1 Visa health