New Employees

New Employees

Welcome to UVA! Human Resources is here to help you get settled, and will remain supportive throughout your time at UVA for career development, benefits, wellness, and much more. Explore these helpful resources to get acclimated to UVA and your new community. Call UVA HR anytime, we're here to help.

UVA Dependent Care Resources

There are few things more important than taking care of our loved ones. UVA agrees and has made providing dependent care resources, options, and financial support to employees a primary goal. Whether you need full-time childcare, short-term back-up care for a loved one, or extra support for schoolwork, below you can find resources available to support your caregiving needs offered by UVA or from local community programs.  

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UVA Health New Hire Portal

All new UVA Health System team members are required to complete the onboarding process specific to their roles. This UVA Health New Hire Portal details next steps to help you complete these requirements.

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Why UVA?

Get to know your new community! Learn more about our institution, missions, and traditions. You can also find information about Moving & Relocating, such as public school information, and Dual Career resources for faculty and staff spouses and partners.

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Depending on your employment status, you have the option to enroll in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or Medical Center Retirement Program (MCRP). Through these programs, you also get benefits like life insurance, disability coverage, long-term care benefits, and survivor benefits.

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UVA Health Plan

You have up to 3 health plan options (depending on your employee type) – Basic, Value, or Choice Health – to meet your and your family's needs. Changes can be made during an Open Enrollment period each October or after a major life change, like a change in marital status, an addition to the family, or a leave of absence.

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Vision Coverage

To meet your vision coverage needs, UVA offers two ways to save on eyecare. The first benefit is the Aetna Vision Discount Program, which is automatically included for participants in the UVA Health Plan. You may also choose Davis Vision, which offers additional benefits and provider options.

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Dental Plan

Every employee has different dental needs, whether basic cleanings and checkups , or covered dependents ready for braces. To meet your unique needs, the University offers two UVA Dental Plan options: Basic and Enhanced Dental.

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Prescription Drugs

As a participant in the UVA Health Plan, you automatically have prescription drug coverage managed by OptumRx. Costs for prescriptions vary for Choice, Value, or Basic Health.

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Benefit Savings Accounts

UVA offers several benefits savings accounts. Depending on employee type and health plan enrollment, you may have the option to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account, limited Flexible Spending Account, or Health Savings Account. If you are University Staff, you may have access to a Supplemental Benefit Credit.

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Life Insurance

If you are enrolled in a UVA retirement plan (VRS, ORP, or MCRP), if you are Housestaff, or a Postdoctoral Fellow, you already have basic life insurance coverage at no cost to you.

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Disability Benefits

New employees have the option to enroll in disability coverage, which helps protect your income when you can’t work - whether from illness, injury, pregnancy, surgery, or another condition.

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