Benefits Overview for Adjunct Faculty

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers adjunct faculty members access to some state of Maryland benefits, but does not provide subsidies for them. Costs vary depending on the coverage selected and the number of family members covered. Here is a brief snapshot of what’s available.  

Medical Plans*

Eight state health plan options (with vision benefits included) from which to choose  

  • Two preferred provider organization (PPO) plans
  • Three point-of-service (POS) plans
  • Three exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans

Prescription Plan*

  • Covers the cost of approved prescription drugs at participating Catalyst Rx pharmacies subject to nominal copayments
  • Allows you to order prescriptions through Walgreens Mail Service

Dental Plans*

Two dental plans available from United Concordia

  • Dental preferred provider organization (DPPO) plan
  • Dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) plan


Adjunct faculty members may participate in any of the supplemental retirement annuity (SRA) plans listed below. The university does not provide subsidies or matching funds.  

Plans are available from three vendors  

  • Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans (administered by Nationwide)
    • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
    • 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan
    • 401(k) savings/investment plan
    • TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments
    • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
    • 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is available to adjunct faculty members. Paychecks will automatically be deposited directly into an employee’s checking account once the employee completes a Direct Deposit Authorization form.  

State Employees Credit Union (SECU)

SECU membership is available to adjunct faculty members, their families, and household members  

  • Ten dollars must be deposited into a share savings account to establish SECU membership and gain access to all SECU products, services, and benefits. This is a lifetime membership as long as a minimum balance of $10 is
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Outstanding Benefits that fit your lifestyle and your family—another good reason why you belong at UMUC!  

For more information and questions, please contact

University of Maryland University College
Office of Human Resources
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783


* Please Note: You must enroll in these benefits within the first 60 days of employment or during the open enrollment period.   


University of Maryland University College actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, religion, color, creed, gender, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation.