House officers receive an extensive range of benefits through the University of Chicago Medicine. The following is only a brief outline of some of the currently available benefits.
Health Insurance – House officers may choose from one of four health plans. As an incoming resident/fellow you will be defaulted into the University of Chicago Medical plan (UCHP) – Single coverage.
Dental Plans – Optional dental plans provide comprehensive dental benefits to residents/fellows through a network of private practice dentists.
Life Insurance – Residents/fellows may choose from a variety of coverage options. Basic $50,000 coverage is available at no cost.
Vision Service Plan – Residents/fellows have the option of enrolling in a Basic or Enhance plan
Personal Accident – Optional coverage available.
Long-Term Disability – No cost to residents.
Vacation – 20 days of paid vacation each contract year.
Sick Leave – Five paid sick days each contract year.
Medical Leave – Four-week (20 days) paid leave for medical, including pregnancy, purposes.
Resident/fellow spouses, civil union partners and dependent children up to the age of 26 qualify for tuition remission at eligible University of Chicago schools. Tuition remission will be 50% of actual tuition cost to the employee minus any grants, scholarships and gifts.
Please see the 2016 Graduate Medical Eduation Handbook for more information.
For the 2015-2016 year:
Additional benefits include: flexible spending accounts, workers’ compensation, supplemental retirement annuities, the employee assistance program, Family Medical Leave Act, leave of absence, funeral leave, educational meeting leave, lab coats, reduced parking rates and meal tickets when on call overnight. More information about benefits will be provided to house officers during orientation. If you need assistance before then, please call the office of housestaff affairs at (773) 702-6760.