Congratulations on joining America's finest reference laboratory. We are excited to have you join us. To help you become familiar with ARUP, we provide a paid, comprehensive new hire orientation. The orientation schedule and other details, as well as a few frequently asked questions, are listed below:

Complete the following before attending orientation:

  • Drug screen: within 48 hours of job offer.
  • Offer letter: Sign and return offer letter 3 days from acceptance.
  • Provide original I-9 documentation before start date.
  • Provide original educational requirements as outlined in the job description to ARUP before start date but no later than 60 days after start date.

Details and FAQs:

Where is orientation: 585 Komas Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

When to arrive: 7:50 a.m.

Where to park: In the front row that is closest to the 585 building. To enter the parking lot, turn off Foothill Drive onto Wakara Way (entrance to Research Park), and take the first right onto the street Komas Drive (south). You will pass ARUP’s 560 building. On the south side of the 560 building, turn left into this parking lot. Security will have the first row closest to the 585 building reserved for you to park there.

What to wear: Dress code for new hire orientation is business casual, and a professional demeanor is expected.

appropriate attire

Piercings and Tattoos: Earrings should be professional in appearance. Gauged ears must have inserts during work hours. Small nose piercings (studs) are acceptable. Visible tattoos may not be allowed in certain departments, including all University Healthcare locations. The acceptability of tattoos varies based on the specific position an employee holds but is determined based upon perceived offense, and community and business norms.

Cell phone use during class: Please use only on breaks.

Snacks and lunch: Provided. Feel free to bring any additional snacks if you wish.

New Employee Orientation Schedule

Day 1

  • 7:50 a.m. – Arrive to Orientation – Take Badge Photo
  • Get to Know You!
  • ARUP Laboratories Video
  • Executive Greeting
  • Nucleus – ARUP’s Intranet
  • ARUP Family Health Clinic and Wellness Center Presentation
  • Payroll
  • Parking
  • Division Overview
  • Employee Handbook
  • Culture of Safety/Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Meet and Greet with Mentor from Department
  • Benefits Presentation

Day 2

  • 7:50 a.m. – Welcome Back!
  • LAN Password
  • LEaP Training (Continued throughout the day)
  • Benefits Enrollment – Direct Deposit, W-4
  • Regulations
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Belonging
  • Retirement
  • Set Up Email and Milliman Account
  • MS Teams/Outlook

Bring any remaining required documents (originals, i.e., I-9 proof of citizenship; education documents for human resources).


To be eligible for benefits, you must work 20 or more hours a week on a continuous basis. Your spouse and children younger than age 26 are also eligible for coverage under our health plan.

Benefit coverage starts on the first of the month, after 30 days of employment.

You can enroll during your first 30 days after hire and can make changes only during specific times of the year:

  • During our open enrollment period each fall.
  • Within 30 days of first becoming eligible or loss of coverage.
  • Within 30 days of a life event, such as getting married or having a baby.

Bring proof of dependents: For benefit coverage of dependents, proof of dependents needs to be provided to HR Benefits within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Spouse – Marriage certificate
  • Dependents – Birth certificates
  • Guardianship – Court paperwork

Bring banking and dependent information: routing and account numbers for direct deposit and social security numbers for those you plan to insure.

Please see all the amazing benefit options at and come prepared to make your insurance selections. There will be a benefits representative available in the afternoon to answer any questions you may have.

Medical Benefits

Medical: ARUP offers three medical plans with affordable rates and the same great coverage with options as low as $17.50 per paycheck. ARUP provides in-network preventative care at no cost to you and your eligible dependents. A choice of low deductible plans is available, and your cost for in-network services is 15% after the deductible is paid. All medical plans include prescription coverage.

Dental: Coverage is provided through Dental Select. Two dental cleanings are offered at no cost to you and your eligible dependents each calendar year. For basic services such as fillings, extractions, and root canals, your share of the cost is only 20%. Orthodontia benefits are available for everyone.

Vision: Get discounts on contacts and eyeglasses through Eye Med.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a handy way to save money on taxes. These accounts let you set aside pretax dollars from your pay to cover eligible expenses.

With the Health Care FSA, you can use your card on qualified expenses for medical, dental, or vision. Up to $550 of any unused balance will automatically be added to your account the next year. You can contribute up to $2,750 annually.

A Dependent Care FSA can be used to reimburse you for children of an eligible dependent. Any unused money in your account at the end of the year is forfeited. You can contribute up to $5,000 annually.

The Transportation FSA can be used to reimburse you for parking or mass transit such as UTA, Trax, Front Runner, and Van Pool. You can contribute up to $270 per month.

Life and Disability

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance coverage is provided at no cost to you. It includes basic life insurance of $50,000 and basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance of $100,000, as well as $10,000 for a spouse and child(ren).

You may purchase Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance with the following optional coverage, and cost is based on your age: Voluntary life insurance for yourself of up to five times your base annual earnings, max $450,000. Voluntary life insurance for your spouse of up to $50,000. Voluntary life insurance of up to $10,000 for all dependent children. Voluntary AD&D insurance for yourself or your spouse and family.

Short Term Disability pays when you have an injury or illness and are unable to work (provided by ARUP). It pays 60% of income up to 90 days (after a 7-day waiting period).

Long Term Disability applies if your condition restricts your ability to work for more than 90 days. You may be eligible to receive 60% of base pay until retirement age at no cost to you.

Other AMAZING benefit options

Some other benefit options include, but are not limited to:

  • prepaid legal
  • travel insurance
  • will preparation
  • UTA bus passes
  • home/auto/pet insurance
  • supplemental accident/hospital/critical illness insurance
  • adoption benefits
  • tuition reimbursement
  • employee assistance program
  • long term care

This is only a brief summary of our benefit options. Please refer to our benefit website at for complete details and summary plan descriptions.