The university offers a wide variety of benefit programs to include insurance and retirement programs, tax sheltered annuities, savings bonds, flexible spending accounts, and other supplemental benefits. The university pays a portion of the State Group Benefits Program premiums. Employee participation is voluntary. Newly hired employees should be aware that there is a waiting period for most coverage. The University also pays for State Workmen's Compensation coverage, for the Comprehensive General Liability Plan, for Educational Liability Insurance covering claims alleging malpractice, and for State coverage of negligent acts while at work. For information on these and other benefit programs, contact the Office of Human Resources.