Welcome to the Powerhouse
We know that benefits are one of the most important aspects of employment. As an employee of the University of Houston System, you have access to a wide variety of health benefits to meet your lifestyle goals, and the health needs of you and your family. Additionally, our retirement plans and our supplemental saving options offer different alternatives for all types of employees in different career stages.
As a member of the national Partnership for a Healthier America, Healthier Campus Initiative, the University understands the importance of the health and wellness of our employees and their families. It is our hope that you will take full advantage of all the benefits and wellness offerings available to you and your family now and in the years to come.
Associate VC/VP, Human Resources
Need assistance with your benefits? Phone: 713-743-3988 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 26 1:00 pm
Leadership Series: How to Use Employee Recognition to Increase Productivity
This practical session will provide an overview of the current best practices in employee recognition and motivate leaders to be more proactive in utilizing it to maximize the productivity of their staff members.
Feb 26 1:00 pm
FMLA Brown Bag (HRTV40)
Join us for Family and Medical Leave FAQs presented by the University’s Leave Administrator! Attend and learn how to navigate the Family and Medical Leave (FML) process for your employees. Come and refresh your knowledge of or become better informed about all things FML: eligibility, forms, processes, employee rights, responsibilities, and more!
Feb 28 1:00 pm
BCBSTX HealthSelect Benefits Round Up!
Human Resources is pleased to announce another opportunity to learn more about about your health and wellness benefits!
Join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas HealthSelect for a Benefits Round Up presentation to ask questions and learn more about the different benefits available to you. You may choose from one of the two dates/times below to add to your calendar.
Mar 07 12:00 pm
Make the most of your benefits! Join the Benefits Team for an open forum. This forum will allow you an opportunity to ask the benefits team questions about benefits: Health & Benefits Plans, Retirement Plans, Optional Benefits, Power Up Wellness, and Leave benefits.
Mar 14 10:00 am
Sugar Savvy: Your Guide to Making Informed Health Decisions
In this session, Lacy Wolff, ERS Coordinator for Statewide Well-being Initiatives and Alexis Schminke, DPS Sr. Training Specialist and Certified Holistic Nutritionist, will explore the science behind sugar, its various forms, and its impact on our health. Whether you’re a health enthusiast, a concerned parent, or a healthcare professional, you’ll get valuable insights and actionable tips to help you make informed choices for your health and well-being. Join us and empower yourself with the knowledge to take control of your sugar consumption and optimize your health.
Retirement Planning Simplified
|Do not wait to plan for a successful retirement! View one or more of the presentations below to learn the basics of retirement planning, including where to start, initial steps to take, and what to do next to achieve a prosperous and secure future.
- UH Health Family Care Center offers comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services. The Family Care Center is in-network with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Select plan available to UH employees, Medicare and most other insurance plans. It is conveniently located on-campus with free parking. Sliding fee discounts available.
Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine providers taking care of you and your family.
Click here to learn more or call 713-743-9682 to schedule your appointment.
- The UH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral program that is available to eligible employees and their families. Whether you want to resolve a stressful work situation, find legal resources or get advice about a financial concern, the EAP can help.
Faculty and staff who work 20 hours or more per week for a period of 4.5 months or longer in a fiscal year (September through August) are eligible for some benefits, while other benefits are available to employees with
12 monthappointments or who work an average of at least 30 hours per week.
An employee has 30 days from the date of hire/benefits eligibility to elect optional benefits such as dental, vision, or life insurance. An employee has 60 days to select a medical insurance plan and add dependents,
otherwisetheir medical benefits will default to Health Select insurance for self only. These election windows are regardless of any state or university holidays, or university closures. It is the employee's responsibility to learn about their benefits options and make elections in a timely manner. Unless otherwise instructed, employees should make their benefits elections online at the ERS Website.
All regular, benefits-eligible employees are required by state law to participate in one of two retirement programs offered by the university: Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) or Optional Retirement Program (ORP).
In addition to these two programs, all benefits-eligible employees may participate in one or both of our voluntary savings options: Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Deferred Compensation
- The University of Houston wants to be your partner in meeting and exceeding your wellness lifestyle goals. A number of programs and services to support employee health and wellness can be found throughout the campus. These include work/life support resources offered through the POWER UP Employee Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and an array of on- and off- campus Employee Perks!