Benefits & Retirement
Human Resources is committed to providing high quality service in a professional and confidential manner to all University of Houston-Victoria employees and retirees. Our goal is to offer an effective and efficient administration of UHV's insurance and retirement plans.
As a public university in the State of Texas all insurance, retirement, leave, and workers' compensation benefits are administered in accordance with state and federal regulations.
- Employees Retirement System of Texas
- Teachers Retirement System of Texas
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- State Office of Risk Management
ERS Summer Enrollment: June 29 - July 11, 2020
During this time, you may make changes to your health benefits without experiencing a qualifying life event, such as a birth or marriage. This once a year opportunity allows employees to:
- Enroll in medical benefits from a waived status;
- Enroll in or change our optional benefit elections (dental, vision, etc.); and
- Take other similar actions.
More information can be found on the 2020 ERS Summer Enrollment page.
New Employee Benefits Deadline
You will be eligible for health insurance and basic life coverage on the first day of the month following you 60th day on the job and your eligibility for retirement participation will begin on the 1st day of employment. Please note that you have 30 days from your hire date to select optional coverage (dental, life, AD&D, disability, TexFlex, and other optional benefits). To obtain optional life and disability coverage you may be required to provide evidence of insurability if not elected during the 30-day period. Coverage is not guaranteed.
Changes to Your Benefits
After an employee is hired and the enrollment period has passed, employees can only make changes to their benefits elections if they have a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), such as a birth of a child, marriage, divorce, dependent eligibility, etc. or during Summer Enrollment. If you have a QLE, please contact the Benefits Manager or ERS to make updates to your benefits. Summer Enrollment is usually around July of each year with the effective date of September 1. For any questions, please contact the Benefits Manager.
Benefits Contact Information:
Lauree Tomas, Benefits/HRMS Manager
Phone: (361) 570-4802