Benefits

Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows are eligible for a variety of benefits when appointed at the University of Kentucky which are summarized in the tables below separated by scholar/fellow status (for more detail about the difference please refer to the Administrative Regulation). Links to more detailed information for each benefit have been provided. 

New postdocs must select their benefits package within the initial 30 days of employment. Enrollment is done online at myUK under the 'Employee Self-Service' tab. For detailed information on how to enroll please consult this Quickstart Guide

Health benefits

Postdoc Scholars

Postdoc Fellows

UK employee health plans

UK employee health plans

Basic Life insurance

Basic Life insurance

Optional Life insurance

NOT ELIGIBLE

Dental insurance

Dental insurance

Vision insurance

Vision insurance

Long Term Disability Plan

NOT ELIGIBLE

Flexible spending accounts

Flexible spending accounts

Leave benefits

Postdoc Scholars

Postdoc Fellows

Vacation leave (15 vacation days/year)

NOT ELIGIBLE

Temporary disability leave (1 sick day/month)

NOT ELIGIBLE

Holiday leave

NOT ELIGIBLE

Education benefits

Postdoc Scholars

Postdoc Fellows

ID card

ID card

Employee Education Program (EEP)

Employee Education Program (EEP)

Family Education Program (FEP)

Family Education Program (FEP)

If you are interested in the EEP, please follow this guide about applying for the EEP as a postdoc

Optional benefits

Postdoc Scholars

Postdoc Fellows

Student Activity Fee

Student Activity Fee

E parking permit

E parking permit

Hilary J. Boone Center and the Spindletop Hall Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Club membership

Hilary J. Boone Center and the Spindletop Hall Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Club membership

Voluntary retirement option

Postdoc scholars and fellows are eligible to participate in voluntary 403(b) and 457(b) plans with either pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) contributions. The maximum contribution for each plan is $19,500 per year. Enrollment can be done anytime at myUK under the 'Employee Self-Service' tab and select plan carriers TIAA, or Fidelity, or both.

More information can be found here: Voluntary retirement plans