Other Benefits



Educational Benefit Program

Educational Benefits are available to eligible staff members, their spouses, and their dependents.

Eligible employees may receive 100% payment for up to 3 hours (in-state tuition rate) and 50% for all other hours taken. Eligible dependents of employees may receive up to 50% payment for all hours taken. Some exceptions apply. For details regarding this benefit, please refer to the Human Resources Policy Manual – Policy 702.00, Educational Benefits.

Click here for the application form.


Employee Assistance Program

Vendor: DCH Health System
Website: www.dchsystem.com/eap
Phone: 205-759-7890 or call 866-840-0750

The University’s EAP Program provides employees and their family members with resources for resolving work related and personal problems including: marital, parent-child, substance abuse, stress, and personal budgeting. The program provides free assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services.

Your Employee Assistance Program provides one-on-one confidential support and training.

Click here for more information about your EAP. 

Click here and enter UA as the username to log in to the EAP portal.


Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance 

Vendor: Aflac
Website: www.aflac.com/ua
Critical Illness insurance plan is offered through Aflac. This  coverage will pay eligible individuals a lump-sum payment if they are diagnosed with a covered critical illness such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, or renal (kidney) failure. New employees have 60  days in which to elect coverage in amounts ranging from $5,000 up to $50,000 and $25,000 for a spouse. Coverage will be effective the date the eligible employee signs the application.


Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance 

Vendor: MetLife
Website: www.metlife.com/mybenefits
Phone: 866-492-6983

Long term care coverage is offered through MetLife. This coverage provides benefits for an array of services, including  home health care, assisted living facility care, adult day care, and respite care.


Time Off Benefits

The University provides generous paid leave time to staff members, including: annual, sick, holiday, jury duty, and bereavement leave.




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