Insurance, Benefits, and Leave Policies

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Benefits

The university allows eligible employees to cover one “qualifying adult” on their health, dental, and vision insurance plans.  A qualifying adult:

  • Must be over 18 years of age, and
  • Must not be eligible for Medicare, and
  • If a blood relative (or relative by adoption or marriage) must be of the same or younger generation of the employee (as used in KRS 391.010), and
  • Must be residing in the employee's household and have done so for a period of at least 12 months, and
  • Must be financially interdependent (for example, have joint checking account or joint mortgage) for 12 months or longer, and
  • Must be unmarried.
  • An employee has the choice of covering his/her legal spouse OR one qualifying adult on his/her UofL medical, dental, and vision plan, but not both. The employee bears the full cost of covering a qualified adult and the qualifying adult's children, if any.

    For more, visit Human Resources at

    Leave Policies

    The university's definition of "immediate family" includes qualified adults and allows employees to apply the definition to their use of sick, bereavement, parental, and family and medical leave.

    For more, visit Human Resources at

    Long-term Care Insurance

    The university sponsors a voluntary group long-term care insurance plan for eligible, actively-at-work faculty and staff, retirees and their eligible family members, including domestic partners.

    For more, visit

    Campus Fitness Facilities

    Anyone with a current university ID may purchase a dependent ID for immediate family members that provides access to the Swain Student Activities Center, Crawford Pool, Humana Gym and Cardinal Corner Game Room. The cost is currently $20 per semester. Dependent IDs are for spouses, domestic partners and children 18 and under of current students, faculty and staff. To purchase a dependent ID the host or UofL student, faculty or staff ID must be brought, either by the host or by the person getting the ID, to the Intramural Sports Office. Domestic partners must show proof of residence at the same address to be eligible for this membership program.

    For more, visit the Intramurals at

    LGBT Center

    Red Barn, Room 104

    University of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky 40292

    Phone:(502) 852-0696

    Office Hours

    M-F 9am-5pm



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    500 S. Preston St.

    A Building, Room 210J

    Louisville, Kentucky 40292

    Phone:(502) 852-5861