Discounts and Perks
Want to get in shape, stay in shape, or reach a wellness goal? Thanks to a partnership between the University of Rochester, the YMCA of Greater Rochester and the Canandaigua Family YMCA, all regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including union members) are eligible for a discounted membership. More details.
The University offers a discounted membership rate for employees who register for WW through Well-U. Well-U also offers a 50% reimbursement (subject to taxes) for employees who successfully complete 16 consecutive weeks of the in-person or online program. More details.
Excellus – Blue365
Blue365 offers Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members access to deals and discounts on products and services that make it easier and more affordable to make healthy choices. More details.
Aetna offers their members a variety of health and wellness discounts for things such as weight management, gym memberships, home exercise equipment, massage therapy, vision, natural products and more. Start saving today by logging into your Aetna account, selecting “Health Programs” and then “See the discounts”.
The UR Employee Pharmacy offers savings to employees and their families who are enrolled in a University Health Care Plan. Enjoy up to a 25% discount of the cost of your prescription medications, along with free prescription delivery for off-site employees. More information.
All University of Rochester employees receive a 10% discount on the following dental services not covered by insurance: Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, and services rendered at the Downtown and School 17 sites, and University Dental Faculty Group. More Details
Throughout the year you will find discounts on tickets to local sporting events for teams such as the Rochester Americans and Buffalo Bills.
The Rochester Americans are offering all University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets for the 2018-2019 season (subject to availability). Tickets are only $18 and can be purchased online at www.amerks.com/ur or by showing your University ID at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office. Please contact Aaron Pennings with any questions at email@example.com or 585-286-9942.
As of December 31, 2018, University employees are no longer eligible for discounts through my Better Benefits.
2019 University of Rochester Member ID: RARES35
Beginning January 1, 2019, employees and retirees of the University of Rochester will have access to hundreds of local, regional and national discounts through Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association (RARES), a not-for-profit organization created to assist in offering employee benefits and discounts on products and services.
Certain discounts offered through RARES, such as those for African Lion Safari, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Seneca Park Zoo and Strasenburgh Planetarium, do not require advance purchase of tickets; you may simply show your RARES ID Card at the venue to obtain your discount. Other discounts for things such as amusement parks, sporting events, and movies may require that individuals or departments purchase tickets in advance, either online or via the mail-in ticket order form, with an option to receive an invoice for the purchase. If you're in a pinch, you may pick up tickets from the RARES office at 312 West Commercial Street in East Rochester, Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM. Please visit the RARES website for details on all local, regional, and national discounts and how to obtain them. Enter the ID # for University of Rochester employees (RARES35) to view discounts by category.
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Family Care Program
Information about The Children’s School at URMC, the University of Rochester’s on-site day care facility run by KinderCare Learning Centers. Call 585-273-3677 for space availability and pricing.
A discount program for employees and students of the University of Rochester at KinderCare locations locally and throughout the country.
An information resource on parenting and child care provided by KinderCare.
Other Discounts and Perks
Receive cell phone plan discounts through Verizon and AT&T. More information.
UR Tech Store
Purchase computer hardware, accessories, video gaming products and more at discounted prices. Their two retail locations include G-7220B on the ground floor of the Medical Center (next to the Print Center), and the IT Center in the Rush Rhees Library. More Information.
Banking & ATM Services
The U of R offers several on-site banking options, including ATMs for both Chase Bank and Advantage Federal Credit Union. More information.
College Town Discounts
Present your University of Rochester ID to receive 5-15% off at many of the College Town businesses, including Moe’s, The Beer Market, Rochester Running Company, Verizon and more.
Memorial Art Gallery
Present your UR ID and enjoy an unlimited number of free visits to the MAG. More information.
University of Rochester employees can receive a discount on subscription packages and tickets for many performances are either discounted or free with a UR ID. More Information.
*University Retirees are not eligible for Child Care, MAG, or cellphone discounts.