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UNT System HR Benefits Department provides you with a comprehensive introduction to benefits offered through UNT World. If you're a new salaried benefits-eligible staff, faculty or graduate-student employee, we strongly encourage you to attend new hire benefits orientation, in addition to your campus’ new employee orientation.  During orientation, you will be provided information on all benefits including insurance, retirement and leave. We also encourage you to explore the website

We strive to be a valued strategic partner in helping create an environment that fosters engagement by serving people, empowering teams, and transforming lives.

View the online orientation.

New Employee Enrollment Deadlines:

Insurance – During your first 30 days of employment or promotion into a benefits-eligible position you have the opportunity to enroll in optional coverage such as dental, vision, life insurance, disability, and TexFlex by visiting ERS portal.

During your first 60 days of employment or promotion into a benefits eligible position you have the opportunity to enroll in health insurance by visiting ERS. Full-time benefits eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the HealthSelect of Texas health coverage administerd by Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Health insurance starts the first day of the month after your 60th day of employment.


Retirement Plans

Employees in a salaried non-student, benefits-eligible position who work at least half-time (50% FTE, or 20 hours a week) are required to participate in a retirement plan.  Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) plan.  TRS is a defined benefit plan. Some employees (generally full-time faculty, librarians, coaches, general counsel, and other administrators) are able to waive the TRS and enroll in the Optional Retirement Program.  Visit for more information on retirement plans.


The benefits department of human resources offers a well-being program which provides a myriad of resources for employees that can enhance their physical, interpersonal, and financial health.  Visit our Well-Being page to view the exciting programs available to you.

Employee Leave

Leave through UNT World is generous and offers support to our employees in numerous circumstances. UNT World benefit-eligible employees are granted Leave from work for sick, vacation, FMLA, and other various reasons. Visit for more in depth information.

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HR Benefits is fully operational; call (855) 878-7650 option 2, or email