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Decision time: April 22 - May 3

Changes take effect: July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025
Open enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make certain benefits changes:

  • Change health insurance plans
  • Enroll in a flexible spending account (and re-enroll if you had one this year)
  • Add more coverage from our overall benefits package

Choosing the right health insurance and other plans that are best for your unique needs is an important decision, so now is the time to learn more about all your options. Watch this video to learn some of the basics about each plan.

How to change your benefits

New this year! Enroll or make changes with the myUK mobile app.

You can also log into myUK on your desktop:

  1. Log in to with your linkblue ID and password
  2. Click the Employee Self Service tab
  3. Click Benefits and Payment
  4. To see all your current coverage and levels, click Participation Overview and to change your benefits, click Open Enrollment.

Open Enrollment is available as an option in the list from April 22 - May 3

Step-by-step tutorial

If you need a paper option, use our forms which you can email, fax or bring to Scovell Hall.

Need help? Connect with us.

To help you explore and understand your options, you can connect with us in several ways:

  1. Contact our HR Benefits team at 859-257-9519, option 3, or with questions. We are offering extended hours by phone until 7 p.m. through May 3.
  2. If you need additional support after a call, our Benefits team can schedule you for a 15-minute individual consultation to better understand all our health insurance plan options. Call 859-257-9519, option 3, to learn more.
  3. Attend a webinar to learn more about health insurance and other benefits available. These are limited to 500 attendees, but a recording will be available on this web page. 
  4. Attend an open house, either in person or virtually, where you can meet with representatives from HR Benefits as well as vendors for dental, vision and other benefit plans. Here is our in-person and virtual open house schedule:

Wednesday, April 17

Virtual open house
Noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, April 22

Gatton Student Center, Grand Ballroom C
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23

Chandler Hospital, Pavilion A Atrium
8-11 a.m.

​Wednesday, April 24

2317 Alumni Park Plaza, Room B010
1-3 p.m.

​Thursday, April 25

Peterson Service Building
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

​Friday, April 26

Good Samaritan Hospital, A/B Conference Room
Noon to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30

UK HealthCare Turfland Clinic, Conference Room T2121
8-10 a.m.

Chandler Hospital, Pavilion A Atrium
Noon to 3 p.m.

​Wednesday, May 1

Eastern State Hospital, Main Conference Room
8-10 a.m.

Coldstream Research Campus, Conference Room 101
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

​Friday, May 3

E.S. Good Barn, Gorham Hall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


UK HealthCare is expanding access to care

We know access to care is an important factor in choosing a health insurance plan. UK HealthCare is moving quickly to provide additional primary care locations throughout the region, including UK HealthCare-Hamburg opening in May, as well as clinics planned in Frankfort and Richmond scheduled to open this year.

Learn more about these clinics plus other ways you can receive care on UK health insurance

2024-25 Benefits and well-being

Overview of benefits, health plans, and more.

2024 - 2025 rates

To address rising health care costs happening nationwide and bring our plans in line with the true cost of insuring our faculty and staff, UK will increase its budget for employee health insurance by more than $40 million this year to help minimize the impact to our employees. UK will continue to cover as much as 94% of the true cost of employee-only coverage on the HMO and Saver plans.

Monthly premiums for employees will also increase this year, including smaller increases to our HMO and Saver plans. We are happy to share there are no increases to the monthly rates for dental or vision insurance this year.

2024-2025 SAVER
Coverage level Total monthly cost* UK pays You pay
Employee only $776 $736 $40
Employee + children $1,145 $986 $159
Employee + spouse $1,511 $1,216 $295
Employee + family $1,874 $1,442 $432
2024-2025 HMO
Coverage level Total monthly cost* UK pays You pay
Employee only $781 $736 $45
Employee + children $1,152 $986 $166
Employee + spouse $1,512 $1,216 $296
Employee + family $1,872 $1,442 $430
2024-2025 PPO & INDEMNITY
Coverage level Total monthly cost* UK pays You pay
Employee only $810 $736 $74
Employee + children $1,208 $986 $222
Employee + spouse $1,592 $1,216 $376
Employee + family $1,974 $1,442 $532
2024-2025 RHP
Coverage level Total monthly cost* UK pays You pay
Employee only $848 $736 $112
Employee + children $1,265 $986 $279
Employee + spouse $1,669 $1,216 $453
Employee + family $2,093 $1,442 $651
2024-2025 EPO
Coverage level Total monthly cost* UK pays You pay
Employee only $1,083 $736 $347
Employee + children $1,627 $986 $641
Employee + spouse $2,170 $1,216 $954
Employee + family $2,715 $1,442 $1,273

Decision 1: Do you want to change or add any insurance?

The cost of insurance typically changes every year and the new rates take effect on July 1. You get this news during open enrollment so you can use it to inform your decisions.

Health insurance

Six different plan designs for different needs

Vision insurance

Two options from EyeMed: essential and enhanced

Dental insurance

Two dentistry provider options, each with two coverage levels

Decision 2: Do you want to add or re-enroll in a flexible spending account?

Flexible spending accounts (FSA)

Set aside money tax free to pay for planned health, child and dependent care expenses.

FSA for dependent care

Deposit up to $5,000 to spend on eligible child care and elder care expenses.

FSA for health care

Deposit up to $3,200 to spend on eligible medical expenses.

New FSA vendor coming July 1

Coming July 1, TASC will be our new vendor for flexible spending accounts. If you have money to roll over to the new plan year beginning July 1, any funds with our previous vendor will roll over to TASC.
TASC will also offer more card features to pay both health and dependent care expenses.

Decision 3: Do you want to add more coverage from your benefits package?

Unless you have a qualifying event, you can only add and change most of these benefits during open enrollment. However, you can decrease life insurance at any time.

Outside vendors manage these benefits. Click below for more information.

Legal Services Benefit

Access to legal advice and representation

Short-term disability insurance

Choose from two plan options. Both plans pay benefits for up to six months.

Life insurance

Extra coverage on top of what we already offer you. Get up to $125,000 in universal life insurance without answering any medical questions during this year's open enrollment.

Accidental death and dismemberment

You or your beneficiary can receive a benefit if you are seriously injured or die in an accident.

Cancer insurance

This insurance is designed to help offset the expenses related to cancer and 29 other specified diseases.

Long-term disability insurance

This coverage provides a benefit if you become disabled and unable to work.

Critical illness

This plan provides a lump sum benefit to help pay deductibles, co-insurance and living expenses


We're currently reachable by phone or email. Drop off any paper documentation at Scovell Hall in the lobby or drop box next to the door on the parking lot side of the building.

Contact us

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(859) 257-9519 option 3