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Facts and Stats


» Governed by Title 49, URS is a component unit of the State of Utah.

» URS serves about 200,000 members and about 470 public employers, including the State of Utah, its local governments, school districts, higher education, and more.

» URS has eight retirement systems with assets of $32 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2017, a year after producing an investment return of 13.6%. 

» URS offers four retirement savings plans (401(k), 457, Roth and traditional IRAs), managing a total of $5.8 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2017. 

» URS has a major impact in the state’s economy. URS paid more than $1.5 billion in pension payments in 2017, with more than 90% going to retirees living in Utah, including $564 million to Salt Lake County retirees alone.

PEHP Health & Benefits

» PEHP Health & Benefits is the insurance division of URS. Public entities who participate in URS are also eligible to offer PEHP medical, dental, life, and LTD benefits to their employees.

» PEHP collectively covers over approximately 170,000 lives through all product lines. serves more than 50,000 public employees statewide for medical, dental, life, flexible spending, long-term disability, and more.

» PEHP offers all insurance products on a self-funded basis. This means we hold funds in trust for the benefit of the groups and individuals that we serve. Every year, we look to return excess funds. Over the last 10 years, we’ve given back $97,846,595 in reserves.

» PEHP offers the largest network of providers in the state of Utah, with options that cover every public hospital in the state.