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 their legal spouse OR one qualifying adult on their 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

LGBT Center - Belknap

Strickler Hall, Room 126

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
M-Th 10am-3pm

Belknap and HSC LGBT Center staff available virtually 
M-F 9am-5pm

Social Media

LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861