Human Resources > Benefits

Benefit Plans

AUI/NRAO are committed to offering a comprehensive employee benefits program. If you have specific questions regarding your benefits that you cannot answer here, feel free to contact Denise Merricks in the Benefits Office.  For a brief overview of our benefits offerings see the Benefits Summary.

Note: HSA information can be found on the medical, dental and vision benefits pages.

Information on Allstate and Legal Shield benefits is available here.  Open Enrollment for these benefits ends August 10th.


Medical & HSA





AUI/NRAO offers medical coverage through a High Deductible Health Plan.

Employees can elect to enroll in a Health Savings Account or be provided a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (if employer funding is available).

More information here.

Two levels of dental coverage are offered, comprehensive and basic.

Comprehensive coverage includes orthodontia for dependents up to age 19.

Premiums are split 50/50 with AUI/NRAO.

More information here.

Coverage for basic eye exams, frames and lenses. Contacts also covered.

Voluntary, employee paid.

More information here.

AUI offers life insurance, long-term disability (LTD) and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage to benefits eligible employees.

Basic coverage is provided at no cost to you.

More information here.

COBRA allows former employees and non-eligible dependents to continue their medical, dental, and/or vision coverage for a predetermined period of time.

More information here.

AFLAC Illness

AFLAC Accident

Health Advocate


Tuition Plan

Coverage for employee and spouse. Children at no extra charge. Lump-sum payment if you are diagnosed with:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Major Organ Transplant
  • End-Stage Renal Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ
  • Rates for coverage.

Voluntary, employee paid.

More information here.

How to Process a Claim: Documentation from physician including diagnosis codes must be submitted with the claim form below. Completed forms can be faxed to 866-849-2970 or emailed to

Critical Illness Claim Form


Added financial protection for life’s unexpected moments. Lump-sum payments for services rendered due to an accident for your or your family members.

  • Ambulance Rides.
  • Crutches, wheelchairs and other medical appliances.
  • Emergency Room visits.
  • Bandages, stitches, casts.
  • Rates for coverage.

Voluntary, employee paid.

More information here.

Accident Claim Form

Free help for questions about our medical, dental, vision and HSA/HRA benefits.

Find the right providers and hospitals.Untangle medical bills. Locate eldercare, and support services. Secure second opinions. Navigate your insurance plan. Get help explaining conditions or treatments

No cost to you.

More information here.

Free program offered through Cigna Behavioral Health for all AUI/NRAO employees and their families.

Counseling, parenting and eldercare assistance, financial planning, legal services, pet services, etc.

No cost to you.

Call 1-877-622-4327 for a free, confidential consultation.

More information here.

The Employee Education Assistance Plan (Tuition Plan) provides educational benefits for eligible staff members to pursue accredited degree programs.

Must apply for acceptance in program prior to submitting requests for funding.

More information and forms available here.

Additional Benefits

Holiday Schedules

2016 , 2017, 2018

Family Medical Leave

Who is eligible? What does it cover? How am I paid? Answers for employees and supervisors

Family Sick and Parental Leave

Who is eligible? How much do I get? Will I be paid? Answers for employees and supervisors

Commuter Benefits

Voluntary pre-tax deductions from payroll to pay for qualifying vanpool, metro, and parking expenses.

AUI Trustee Scholarship

Annual scholarship program for high school seniors of AUI and NRAO employees. Announced in the fall of each year, typically by October 1st.

Education Series

Helping you better understand your benefits plans


Summary Annual Reports

Summary of annual benefits audits

Employee Benefit Summary

Benefit Program Summary gives general information about our benefit plans

Benefits Eligibility Matrix

Employment categories and their associated benefits programs.

HIPAA Privacy Notice

Notice of your rights to privacy and how the plan can use your protected healthcare information

AUI Comprehensive Medical Insurance Plan Document

Document regulating Associated Universities, Inc.'s employee and retiree medical plan administration. Plan definitions, eligibility, funding, COBRA and HIPAA requirements, claims and appeals are covered

Health and Welfare Benefits (non-Medical) Plan Document

Document regulating AUI's benefit plan (dental, vision) administration. Plan definitions, eligibility, funding, COBRA and HIPAA requirements, claims and appeals are covered.