University System of New Hampshire

Voluntary Insurance Programs and Additional Benefits

Tuition Benefits

  • A faculty/staff member is eligible for the tuition benefit following completion of the Initial Introductory Period in a status benefits eligible position

  • USNH pays for a total of five courses per fiscal year consisting of credit (100% tuition) and/or non-credit (50% tuition) per year

  • Upon completion of one year of benefits eligible employment, the employee’s dependent’s tuition benefit is 50% for credit courses only

Tuition Benefits Page

USNH Tuition Benefit Plan Policy

Voluntary Vision Plan

  • VSP Vision Care
  • Vision Plan Summary of Benefits
  • Exclusive VSP Members Rebates & Special Offers

Employee Assistance Progam (EAP)

  • A confidential counseling and referral service that can assist you and your family (spouse and dependents) with a variety of life issues and challenges

  • Free of charge to eligible faculty/staff members and their families

  • Easy access to counseling and services via a toll free telephone number available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Access to online resources

Additional Information on the Employee Assistance Program

Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance Program

The University System of New Hampshire voluntary group long-term care insurance is underwritten by the Genworth Life Insurance Company and is designed to help protect against financial loss in the event long-term care services are needed. Long-term care insurance pays for services in many settings, such as at home, a nursing home, assisted living facility, and adult daycare.

  • Newly hired benefits eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to apply for coverage without medical underwriting depending on their age during the first 31 days of employment.

  • After the initial enrollment period, benefits eligible faculty and staff, who are actively at work, may apply for coverage anytime with medical underwriting.

  • Spouses and family members (parents, grandparents, adult children, and siblings) are also eligible to apply with medical underwriting up through age 79.

  • Premiums for this benefit are paid by the faculty/staff member on an after-tax basis. Rates are based on the coverage option selected and age at the time of enrollment.

For more information about the coverage options available, premium costs, to request a quote or to learn how to enroll, see the informational flyer, go to the Genworth Life dedicated website or call Customer Service at 800-416-3624.