UHPA Board of Directors votes unanimously to continue offering the Term Life Insurance Benefit of $20,000

Effective January 1, 2018 the $20,000 Term Life Insurance Benefit will be transitioning from Royal State Insurance Company to Pacific Guardian Life (PGL),  ensuring no lapse or break in coverage for existing UHPA life insurance policyholders.  PGL is the largest domestic life and disability insurer in Hawai‘i, with the corporate offices located here in Honolulu, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meiji Yasuda Life, one of the worldʻs largest life insurance companies.

Access to additional benefit

As a union member covered under the PGL Life insurance policy, you will have access to a benefit not currently offered through Royal State Insurance Company.  Effective January 1, 2018, you will have access to a Medical & Travel Assistance Program provided through AXA Assistance USA, Inc.  The program offers a broad range of worldwide medical and travel assistance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Signup details coming soon

We are currently working closely with PGL on the transition.  In January 2018, you will receive paperwork that will request your primary and contingent beneficiary information, along with optional supplemental life insurance coverage information.

Not a member yet?

This fantastic benefit is FREE for all UHPA members. Becoming a member is easy and takes minutes with our online form.

Identity Theft Restoration Benefit for UHPA Members

As a member benefit, UHPA provides identity theft restoration coverage through ID Experts for all members—at no cost! No registration is required. If you become a victim of identity theft, simply email UHPA at feedback@uhpa.org or call the UHPA office at (808)593-2157.  We will assist you in starting your recovery process by contacting ID Experts for you.  A recovery advocate will be assigned to your case and will contact you typically within one (1) business day.  The information below is needed in order for UHPA to start the recovery process:

  • Member Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred contact time?
  • How was your situation discovered? Email/Call/Letter/Credit Report/Other
  • When was your situation discovered?
  • Do you have any known pre-existing identity theft issues? Yes or No

Check your retroactive pay this December

UHPA was informed that some faculty members did not receive the Employer notice sent in late October/early November that there was a delay in payment of the retroactive pay. The payments are to be issued December 5, 2017.

The Employer experienced software problems which delayed the payment. All faculty members were to be notified of this occurrence by their respective campus administration with information regarding the salary adjustment.

On December 5th please review your payroll information. If you believe there are problems with the adjusted amount of compensation to your base pay contact the appropriate fiscal staff at your campus.

Peer salary report published

Those interested in researching how UH salaries compare nationwide will want to download the published report reflects 2014-2015 data sources.  You can share the permanent link on our website to both the current and archived peer salary reports.

The current analysis draws on 2014-15 salary data reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Unlike past analyses, the individual University of Hawai’i (UH) institutions are compared with an updated peer group and the UH community college campuses are reported separately instead of as a single unit.
The report begins with an overview of the data sources, the faculty population, and the peer group selection criteria. The findings, including a historical trend analysis to measure progress in faculty salary levels relative to the peer group over time, is then presented. The report concludes with recommendations on UH’s pay schedules, and estimates of the aggregate cost of these adjustments. Peer group institutions and detailed tables are provided in the appendix.