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Information on Life Insurance 
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Information on Resident and Fellows Long-Term Disability Insurance 
Information on Medical Students Long-Term Disability Insurance
Information on Physician Assistants Students Long-Term Disability Insurance
Information on Discounts on Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance

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Retirement Plans

Information on Retirement Plans

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Health Plans

Information on Medical Insurance Plans
Information on Dental Plans
Information on Medical and Health Savings Account (HSA)
Information on Spending Accounts (Medical FSA, Dependent Care)

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Before You Start

Please watch for an email containing information about your benefit package. You must enroll by your deadline or you will be defaulted into certain elections. Contact the ISC with any questions.
Your benefits are managed both by the UW and by Washington state agencies. The UW administers all the health plans, and some retirement plans, e.g.,

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Waive Health Insurance Coverage

You can waive your Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) medical coverage if you’re enrolled in other comprehensive group medical coverage.
If you waive coverage for yourself, you cannot enroll your spouse, children, or other dependents in PEBB medical coverage.
You can’t waive dental coverage, which you keep even if you waive medical coverage.
There are two different processes for waiving coverage:

  • Waive coverage as a new employee (during initial eligibility)
  • Waive coverage after your initial eligibility period
  • During Open Enrollment
  • Due to a Life Event
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    Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, Physician Assistants Students Long-Term Disability Insurance

    Information on the Residents and Fellow plan and enrollment
    Information on the Medical Students plan and enrollment
    Information on the Physician Assistants Students plan and enrollment

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    Onboarding Resources

    Here’s information to help you support your new hires as they adjust to employment at the UW.

  • UW HR Onboarding Toolkit for Managers for staff 
  • New Hire Information for academic personnel onboarding
  • Information for I-9 Coordinators
  • Employee Onboarding Checklists

  • Academic Personnel Onboarding Information
  • Staff Employees ONE UW
  • Medical Centers Employees Onboarding Information
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    Additional Resources

  • Academic HR
  • UW HR
  • Medical Centers HR
  • Medical Centers Payroll Services
  • The Whole U
  • UW IT
  • UW Transportation Services
  • UW Libraries
  • Office of the Ombud
  • SafeCampus
  • Employment at UW
  • MyUW
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    Onboarding & First Steps Overview

    Welcome to the University of Washington!

    We’re glad you’re here.

    Here is important information about payroll that all new UW employees need to know.
    You may also wish to review information on UW employee benefits.
    Your Employee Identification Number and NetID
    Every University of Washington employee has a unique Employee Identification Number (EID).
    Your EID is assigned when your employment information is entered into Workday.

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    Resources for Foreign Nationals

    A Foreign National is a person who is not a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien. The UW welcomes Foreign Nationals.
    Here are some resources to help you begin your employment at the UW:

  • International Scholars Operations
  • International Student Services
  • General information for Foreign Nationals
  • Tax information for Foreign Nationals
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