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UNM Paid Employees

  • If you are being paid in the U.S., it is likely that your employer (your UNM department in most cases) will cover a majority of your insurance costs and a smaller percentage of the cost will be deducted from each of your paychecks before taxes.

  • To enroll in medical insurance at UNM, you must first choose one of the two providers. Lovelace and Presbyterian insurance companies will administer UNM's medical plan for the current academic year.

  • New employees have 60 days after hire to enroll in one of these two plans, otherwise, you must wait until the "Open Enrollment" period to enroll.

  • Open Enrollment is usually a 2-3 week period of time, once a year, in which you can enroll in a plan or make changes to an existing plan.

  • Be sure to choose the plan that best suits your needs. Remember, after initial enrollment or a qualifying change in status, you cannot change your insurance carrier until Open Enrollment, which usually occurs in May every year.

  • Paid employees cannot receive health services at the student health center on main campus and should go to LoboCare (, UNM Hospital, Lovelace or Presbyterian Hospital (depending on your plan some hospitals are recommended as in-network providers).

  • Information on the insurance plans for paid UNM employees (and other benefits)can be found on the HR webpage at