Total Rewards

Your Total Rewards Generalist is responsible for administering university benefit programs for all eligible employees at UMSL and can help you with insurance benefits, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement benefits, and other fringe benefits, such as tuition reduction waivers.

Below you will find information about the wide variety of benefits offered to eligible employees.


Anthony "Tony" Redlinger

Total Rewards Generalist
1105 Carrie Francke Drive, Ste. 108
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573.884.1477



Medical Insurance

The University offers all regular full-time employees an option of two medical plans through Coventry Healthcare. Preventative services are covered at 100% for in-network prividers. Medical insurance is effective on the first day of employment.

Dental Insurance

The University provides dental benefits through Delta Dental. Our plan covers 100% of reasonable and customary fees for preventative services and 80% of basic services beginning on the first day of employment.

Vision Insurance

The University offers all regular full-time employees vision insurance through Vision Service Plan. Our plan covers eye exams after a copay of $10 and frames up to $140 after a copay of $25, effective on the first day of employment.

Life Insurance

All regular full-time employees receive a life insurance policy equal to their annual salary free of charge. Supplemental insurance may be purchased. Dependent plans are available for spouse and children.

Paid Time Off

All regular full-time staff accrue paid time off in the form of sick time, vacation time and personal days. Accruals for sick time and vacation time are based on status and years of service. Four personal days are given to staff each year on their anniversary.

Paid Holidays

The University designates eight days per year as official University holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, and Christmas Day.

University Libraries

University employees can check out books from any of the libraries on campus free of charge, Our libraries use Merlin/Mobius to request books that are not available in our library.

University Events

University employees receive discounted tickets for University athletic events and performances on campus.

Fitness Center

The new Recreation and Wellness Center features updated equipment, an indoor track, pool, and much more.


The University offers a generous defined contribution/benefit hybrid plan to all employees in addition to a variety of voluntary supplemental retirement plans including 403b, 457b, and 401a plans.

Employee Learning

Employees at the University have access to a wide array of training opportunities including more than 3,000 inline courses and various classroom training sessions on a variety of topics for both managers and individual contributors.

Volunteer Program

After completion of their probationary period, all benefits eligible staff are eligible to receive up to eight hours of paid time to volunteer. Eligible staff may take up to eight hours during their normal hours of operation to volunteer at a local not-for-profit.

Employee Discounts

University employees are eligible for a wide array of employee discounts via our online affinity provider, PerkSpot. Employees also receive discounts at the College of Optometry's Center for Eye Care and for the Metrolink.

Employee Recognition

The University rewards employees through programs that recognize outstanding performance and longevity with the institution including Riverstars Employee of the Month, Chancellor's Award for Excellence, Service Awards Program and more.

Child Development

The University's Child Development Center is a nationally accredited center providing child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.