Overview and Philosophy
Welcome to the Human Resources Benefits Channel!
This website aims to improve efficiency and overall response time. Within the Benefits Channel, you will find easy access to important information and forms to assist you in making choices about your health plans and other benefits available to faculty and staff in one central location.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits package with a wide variety of benefits choices. New hires are introduced to the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) by benefits staff during New Hire Orientation, and are given a two (2) month window for initial enrollment.
Each year, the Human Resources Department Benefits Services Office conducts an annual Open Enrollment period for the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) during the month of October, which allows employees to make changes in their existing coverage. However, our employees are able to make changes, for themselves or their dependents, for any qualifying life event throughout the year.
Our Open Enrollment Campus Benefits Fair is a great opportunity for our employees to review their health plans and supplemental benefits that are available and meet their Campus Benefits staff. We also offer Campus Brown Bag Sessions on important topics of interest to our employees.
We encourage you to take advantage of the resources included in the Benefits Channel and let us know how to make it even more useful.
The Benefits website serves as a general guide for eligible employees, communicating the University's Benefits Programs and should not be construed to represent an employment contract or other form of a legal contract. Refer to plan descriptions for detailed information.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, delivery of health care and service to our communities and the entire State. The University provides an excellent and very competitive benefits package for their employees that is a very valuable part of each employee's total compensation. The Department of Human Resources is dedicated to communicating these benefits to you in a timely and informative manner.
The elements of the University’s Total Rewards programs are competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, work-site wellness programs, learning and organizational development and career opportunities.
Total Rewards collectively define the University’s investment in our employees. We strive to help our employees achieve success in their work life.
The following services are provided to support UMDNJ's employee benefits objectives:
- Serving as a liaison with the State and insurance providers to administer the University's Benefits Programs
- Communication of pertinent information to employees making benefit decisions
- Personal and phone consultation with Campus Benefits Services Associates and Representatives
- Campus Benefits Fairs
- Coordination of on-site consultation with health plan and investment plan providers
- Campus Brown Bag Sessions on specific benefit topics
- Financial Planning Seminars
- Educational Assistance Program Oversight
- Ensuring compliance with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations regarding benefits
‘Our goal is to fully communicate the University’s benefits programs and options that supplement cash compensation and provide security for our employees and their families.’