Benefits & Insurance Made Easy

Visit the all-new Benefits & Insurance web page to know all your options and the latest cost comparisons.

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Life Events Explained

Understand common Life Events, how they can affect your benefits, and how to manage them.

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Explore Ways to Save

Save money with special discounts just for UT Southwestern employees.

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Explore HR Resources

Employees and benefits

Benefits and Insurance

Your starting point for everything from medical and dental insurance to pregnancy and parenting, retirement planning, and more


Employee Discounts

Score some great deals with discounts specifically for UT Southwestern employees

Get help

Help in Crisis (EAP)

Get help now from an experienced, licensed Employee Assistance Program counselor for personal problems at home or at work

Life Events

Find out what may be necessary due to a Life Event, such as a divorce, birth of a child, and more

Taking time off

Time Away

All you need to know about time away, including Leave, Holidays, and Vacations



Resources to help you Quit Smoking, courses for Staying Fit at Home, plus info about Pregnancy, Nursing, and Child Care

2021-2022 Holiday Schedule

HolidayDateAcademic Offices / Research LabsClinics & Ancillary SupportCentral Administration
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021 Closed Closed Closed
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021 Closed Closed Closed
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021 Closed Closed Closed
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2021 Closed Closed Closed
New Year's Eve Friday, December 31, 2021 Closed Closed Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022 Closed Closed Closed
President's Day Monday, February 21, 2022 Closed Closed Closed
Spring Holiday Break (Good Friday) Friday, April 15, 2022 Closed Open Closed
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022 Closed Closed Closed
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022 Closed Closed Closed
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How do I…

For New Employees

  • Obtain a Parking Permit

    All faculty, staff, and students who park a vehicle on UT Southwestern property, whether the property is owned or leased, are required to pay for parking. Fees are assessed at the beginning of each fiscal year. There is no free parking.

  • Check My Eligibility for Benefits

    As a benefits-eligible UT Southwestern employee working 30 hours or more a week, you can get free health insurance for yourself, excellent rates for dependent coverage, plus dental and vision insurance for you and your benefits-eligible dependents.

    Check My Eligibility

  • Enroll in Benefits
    • Go to My UT Benefits
    • Under “Enroll Now,” click “My UT Benefits.” 
    • Click “Get Started.” 
      • Follow the prompts to add your dependents (spouse and/or children). 
      • Update your tobacco survey responses. 
      • Click the tiles to select or decline coverage. 
  • Set Up Direct Deposit

    Prior to receiving your first paycheck, you must choose either direct deposit or debit card as your method of payment.

    • For direct deposit, go to PeopleSoft > Employee Self Service > Payroll > Direct Deposit
    • For debit card, download the enrollment form (requires VPN), and submit it to the Payroll Department.
  • Get My Scrubs

    UT Southwestern provides proprietary scrubs for faculty, house staff, and medical and PA students practicing in clinical areas where scrubs are required, including William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy Pavilion, and Outpatient Surgery Center.

    Scrub Access Request

    Scrubs are distributed through badge access at the Scrub EX Stations located in the following areas:

    • Clements 2nd floor, north side surgical area
    • Clements 3rd floor, north side surgical area
    • Zale Lipshy surgical area
    • Outpatient Surgery Center

    For questions or assistance, contact Marie Novy: 214-633-4393 |

For All Employees

Are you or a family member having personal problems at home or at work?

Get help now. 24-hour help line: 214- 648-5330

Learn More About Help in Crisis (EAP)

Questions about general HR information?

HR Main Office


Questions about your benefits?

Benefits Help Line