Health Benefits

Faculty and staff have an array of benefit choices which allow customization of a benefits package that meets the needs of faculty, staff, and eligible dependents.

Health benefit plans are available through the State of Maryland Employee Benefits Division.

State of Maryland Health Benefits 

Medical plans include routine vision services, behavioral health, and a wellness program. The prescription drug plan and dental plans are free-standing options. Term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment plans are also offered.

Benefits are elected at the time of hire and remain in effect throughout the calendar year unless there is a qualifying event (i.e., marriage, divorce, birth, adoption) during the plan year.  Changes to benefits can also be made during the annual fall open enrollment which become effective January 1 of the following year. 

Medical Plan Options and Rates

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CareFirst, 1-800-225-0131
Kaiser Permanente, 1-855-839-5763
United Health Care, 1-800-382-7513
Regular Faculty & Staff Rates (PDF)
Contingent Faculty & Staff Rates (PDF)


Quick Links & Forms

Wellness Program

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Faculty and staff who enroll in a medical plan are encouraged to participate in the voluntary State of Maryland Wellness Program to either stay healthy or get healthy and to enjoy wellness rewards.

Please review the State of Maryland Wellness website for detailed Wellness Program information.

Quick Links

Prescription Drug Program and Rates

The prescription drug program is a free-standing benefit administered by CVS/Caremark, a pharmacy benefits manager.  Contact CVS/Caremark at 1-800-863-5488.


Dental Plan Options and Rates

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Delta Dental (HMO), 1-844-697-0578
United Concordia (PPO), 1-888-638-3384
Regular Faculty & Staff Rates (PDF)
Contingent Faculty & Staff Rates (PDF)