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International Staff Benefit Plans

AUI/NRAO are committed to offering a comprehensive, competitive employee benefits program for international staff. If you have specific questions regarding your benefits that you cannot answer here, feel free to contact Sarah Arnold in the Benefits Office.


Medical & Vision




AUI/NRAO offers medical coverage through Cigna International. Vision coverage is included with your medical plan.

A summary of your benefits is available here:

Benefits at a Glance

Medical Premiums


Your dental coverage is also provided through Cigna International.

Premiums are split 50/50 with AUI/NRAO.

Dental Summary

Dental Premiums

AUI offers life insurance, long-term disability (LTD) and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage to benefits eligible employees. Basic coverage (1x your annual salary) is provided at no cost to you.

You can elect additional coverage for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children.  Additional premiums apply.

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


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.

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.

Free program offered through Cigna International coverage for employees and their families.

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

No cost to you.

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

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

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.


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