UK Employee Voluntary Benefits

Everyone at MPM would like to welcome you to our website! For over 25 years, The MPM Group has provided and administered Voluntary Benefits designed to supplement core benefits provided by the University.

If you are a NEW UK employee (within 60 days of hire), several of these Voluntary Benefits are available without answering a lot of health questions. If you do not elect to participate in the first 60 days, stricter underwriting guidelines (more health questions) will be asked for some of these benefits, and coverage could be denied. It is important to not delay in reviewing these benefits.

Most of these Supplemental Benefits have common features that include:
  • Discounted Costs 
  • Payroll Deduction (Some are pre-tax)
  • No Medical Exams
  • Portability - Most plans may be continued after employment ends on a direct bill basis.

Click this image to see how pre-tax premium deductions combined with policy features of Critical Illness, Cancer, and Accident plans can inexpensively help reduce the risk of paying deductibles, co-insurance, and other non-medical living expences if you have an accidental injury or severe illness.

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Click this button to Register & Enroll in any of the 5 benefits below. You will be taken to our enrollment vendor, Employee Navigator.  Your Company Identifier is "University of Kentucky" when registering. 

  • Critical Illness
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Universal Life Insurance

lf you are already enrolled in a Voluntary Benefit and have questions about it, please call our office at (859) 223-4973.

Critical Illness:  This plan provides a lump sum benefit ($5,000 - $50,000) to help pay deductibles, co-insurance, and living expenses when someone experiences a severe critical illness like a heart attack, stroke, major organ transplant, and others. Coverage is available for spouses too. These benefits are not offset by health insurance benefits; and all payments are paid directly to the insured. A $100/year Health Screening Benefit is also included.  Pre-tax premiums. Polices are issued by AFLAC.

Group Cancer Insurance: This plan is designed to help offset indirect out-of-pocket expenses associated with cancer treatments and 29 other specified diseases. Guaranteed coverage is available during your first 60 days of employment. Benefits are paid directly to the insured regardless of any other health insurance coverage in force.  A $100/year Wellness Benefit is also included for each insured person.  Pre-tax premiums. Polices are issued by Allstate Benefits. Please contact us when a covered dependent child turns 26 so that we can make the necessary changes to policy/premium.

Accident Insurance:  This plan is designed to help take care of unexpected bills related to injury accidents (even sports-related) that occur everyday. Accident insurance provides benefits for initial care, injuries, and follow-up care that are a result of a covered accident. These benefits are not offset by health insurance benefits; and all payments are paid directly to you. A $100 Health Screening Benefit is also included.  Pre-tax premiums. Polices are issued by Trustmark Insurance Company. Please contact us when a covered dependent child turns 26 so that we can make the necessary changes to policy/premium.

Short-Term Disability Income:    "Paycheck Protect®" is designed to provide UK Staff an income when you cannot work due to an illness or off-the-job injury.  Faculty are not eligible for this benefit (click HERE if you are faculty). Guaranteed coverage is available during your first 60 days of employment (pre-existing conditions including pregnancy are also waived). The plan also covers disability resulting from child birth (if the birth occurs 10 months after the Effective Date of Coverage) and Mental Illness. Plan A has a 14-Day Elimination Period, and Plan B has a 30-Day Elimination Period. Both plans pay benefits up to 6 months if your doctor requires you to be off work.

If you have a Trustmark Short-Term Disability Insurance policy that was offered prior to 2021, the maximum benefits and corresponding rates are below. Please refer to these rates if increasing coverage.

Universal Life Insurance: Available to employees and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Guaranteed coverage up to $125,000 is available to employees (ages 18-64).  Issue ages are 18-75 for employees and spouses. Children/Grandchildren between ages 1-22 are eligible.

This permanent type of life insurance is designed to be there for you now and in retirement. Please note that while term-life and group term-life are important coverages in your younger years, 99% of term-life policies never pay a death claim because it gets too expensive as you near life expectancy. Reasons to enroll in universal life include:

  • Perfect for Final Expenses/Burial Policy.
  • Provides LIFE-LONG coverage.
  • Cheaper than waiting and converting group term life at retirement.
  • Death Benefits as low as $10,000.
  • Can also be used as a charitable gift.

Voluntary Long-Term Disability (VLTD) Buy-Up:  Allows employees who are eligible for the University provided Long-term Disability benefit (Click HERE for eligibility info.) to purchase additional coverage equal to 10% of their base salary.  This coverage can fill the gap between your pre-disability salary and the University provided 60% LTD benefit. Unlike the University provided coverage, benefits are tax free and not offset by other forms of disability benefits.

"Protect your most valuable asset...your paycheck. Don't risk a 40% paycut." 

MetLaw Group LegalQuality legal assistance can be pricey. And it can be hard to know where to turn to find an attorney you trust.  But for a low  monthly fee, you can have a team of top attorneys ready to help you take care of life’s planned and unplanned legal events. This plan also provides credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

Sign up under your "Self-Service" portal on myUK (click here) within 30 days of your hire date or at your annual Open Enrollment (use the paper application HERE if you are between 30-60 days of your hire date). For more informatiion, call 800-821-6400; or visit and create an account where you can find out more.

Here are a couple testimonials:

“The Metlaw benefit was extremely easy to use and it worked very well for us. Our son had a disputable traffic ticket in another state. We called the 800 number and was provided with a listing of lawyers to call. Our lawyer prepared and sent a document and appeared in pre-trial and the ticket was dismissed. This one incident saved us more than double of what the premiums cost in the form of dismissed traffic fines and attorney fees. I have more legal more work to do, updating a will and a trust, and am so glad we have this benefit. Great buy and great service.” (UK Employee)

“I used Hyatt Legal plan for the first time this year. My husband and I were able to have a Will, an Estate, and a Living Will prepared. The process was efficient and much easier than either of us expected. We learned you don’t have to have a great deal of money to have an estate. The attorney bills $325 an hour and said she typically bills $3,000 for estate preparation but because we purchased the family plan for $22.50 per month, we had this service included at no cost! I highly recommend to anyone who needs a Will and Estate prepared or an update on their documents.” (UK Employee)

Auto & Homeowners Insurance: Special group rates for Auto, Home, Renters, Condo, Recreational Vehicle, Boat, Mobile Home, Landlord's Rental Dwelling, and Personal Excess Liability ("Umbrella"). For quotes, please call 1-877-847-6182Be sure to let the representative know you are a UK employee and have a copy of your current coverage in hand so that you can obtain an accurate comparison.

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Pet Insurance from Nationwide: Insurance for your dog, cat, bird, or exotic pet that can help pay for accidents, injuries, and illnesses including chronic conditions and cancer. Allows you to visit any licensed veterinarian. For quotes and to enroll online for your dog or cat, go to 877-738-7874 for the Avian and Exotic Pet Plan.

Pet insurance has been great! We have dogs that are like family and we don't want to worry about deciding if we can afford a medical procedure if needed. Recently, our Newfoundland puppy had complications after being neutered. The 24/7 Vet helpline was there for us, and all the claims were very easy to submit on Nationwide Pet's portal. (UK Employee)


The claims process was so easy. I uploaded the receipt from my vet, and we received a check in just over a week. Angela B.

Eyemed Vision (also found on UK's website): Click HERE for information and rates from UK's website, but also check out this attachment with additional value-added services. To enroll in this benefit, go to the "myUK" self service portal found HERE.


Delta Dental (also found on UK's website): Click HERE for information and rates from UK's website, but also check out the comparison and "Stay in Network and Save" links below. To enroll in this benefit, go to the "myUK" self service portal found HERE.

UK Group Term Life & Dependent Life (also found on UK's website): The Group Term Life Insurance can be purchased in increments equal to your UK salary. The maximum coverage is now 8x salary or $1 million, whichever is less. Up to 5x Salary or $500,000 (whichever is less) is guaranteed in the first 30 days of employment.

Dependent Life can be purchased on a spouse and/or children (including sponsored dependents) in amounts of $10k, $15, $20, $25k, or $30k.

This benefit is offered by Prudential. Click HERE for more information and rates.

To enroll in this benefit, go to the "myUK" self service portal found HERE.

AD&D (also found on UK's website): Accidental Death & Dismemberment. Up to $1,000,000 in coverage can be purchased. Click HERE for information and rates from UK's website. Prudential is the carrier. To enroll in this benefit, go to the "myUK" self service portal found HERE.

Long-Term Care Insurance:  This coverage helps pay for long-term care expenses which are normally not covered by health insurance or Medicare.  Currently, new policies for payroll deduction are not being accepted; but we can assist you in obtaining a policy that is direct billed.

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  • If you purchased a Long Term Care policy from Genworth, please call (800) 416-3624 for service.
  • If you purchased a policy from PFL Life/Monumental Life/Transamerica, please call (800) 338-0257 for service.

Please feel free to call us as well, but the information we have on your specific payroll deducted policy will be limited.

If you would like MPM to provide you with information and/or quotes from other carriers, please call us at (859) 223-4973.

Please call our office at (859) 223-4973 for additional information.

If you are already enrolled in one or more of these benefits and would like to make changes, please click below for a Service Request Form. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you need assistance.

Service Request and Claim Forms:

The MPM Group

     Name change, Address Change, Direct Bill, Cancellation

Trustmark (Short-term Disability and Accident)

Allstate Benefits (Universal Life and Cancer)
ABLAC/CAIC/AFLAC Short-term DI and Accident