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The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees. From our health plan options and wellness programs, to our continuing education opportunities and competitive retirement plans, the University is committed to providing benefits that matter to you at each stage of your employment.

At the recommendation of a faculty-staff committee, The University Staff and Faculty Maroon Plan, HMO Illinois, and the Student Health Plan now cover Gender Reassignment Surgery. Benefits follow the guidelines developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ( and health plan limitations. Actuarial review and peer institution experience indicates this will not affect the cost of health coverage.


Last updated on 3/13/14