Discounts are available to University employees through a number of different sources. The University does not endorse any specific program or benefit, rather this listing is provided for informational purposes. Please contact each individual vendor with questions.
Employees with health insurance coverage through the MA Group Insurance Commission may find that their plan offers a variety of discounts. Check the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' health plans for active state employees for more information on your plan.
Discounts on Products and Services
The University system has arranged for discounts on a broad range of products and services (from electronics to auto rental and more). Check out the discounts and monthly special offers on-line at Beneplace.
Home and Auto Insurance
Automobile and Homeowners/Renter’s Insurance is available to benefitted employees through MetLife. Premiums may be paid directly to MetLife or via payroll deduction.
Procurement – Personal Purchases
Employees are eligible to make personal purchases through some Procurement contracts, providing access to the University’s group buying power. See Procurement's Contract Pricing Extended to Faculty and Staff for more details.
MetLaw/Hyatt Legal Plan
The MetLaw/Hyatt Legal Plan provides you telephone and office consultations for an unlimited number of matters with an in-network attorney of your choosing. During the consultation, the attorney will review the law, discuss your rights and responsibilities, explore your options and recommend a course of action.
UMass employees may enroll in MetLaw/Hyatt Legal Plan coverage during annual open enrollment any year. Covered employees may pro-actively elect to terminate coverage during open enrollment (but not during the plan year). The MetLaw/Hyatt Legal Plan premium is paid via post-tax payroll deduction.
For more information, contact Hyatt Legal Plans at 800-438-6388. Learn more about the MetLaw/Hyatt Legal Plan Offer.
Family and Home Care Benefits
Care.com provides 24/7 access to a database of local resources who can provide childcare, adult & senior care, pet care and home care (house cleaning, running errands and performing odd jobs). Activate and use your benefit on-line at umassamherst.care.com or by calling 855-781-1303.
Apart from those listed above, many businesses offer discounts to governmental employees or those who work in education. Do not hesitate to ask your hotel, car rental company, computer software or hardware or provider if they offer such discounts.