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Benefits for Residents


Subject to enrollment and verification of eligibility, the following benefits are available to residents through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education. These are the benefits for the current plan year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017). Changes to plan provisions may be effective for the new plan year.

For further information regarding benefits, refer to Benefits Information on GME website, or call GME Director of Benefits, Dee Fetter, at 303-724-6024.


Stipends

Residents and Fellows are paid by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.​

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Additional information about stipend levels.​


CU GME Benefits Summary for Prospective Residents & Fellows 

Subject to enrollment and verification of eligibility, the following benefits are available to CU GME residents and fellows through University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education. These are the benefits for the current plan year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). Please refer to the GME website for the most current and/or additional information - www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/gme​

The first day of coverage eligibility for CU GME benefits is the individual’s training agreement effective date with the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education Programs. If interim coverage prior to this first day of coverage eligibility is desired, residents may choose to purchase coverage such as continuation through previous insurance carrier (e.g. COBRA), special enrollment in another health plan for which resident may be otherwise eligible (e.g. spouse’s employer plan or insurance marketplace) or an individual interim insurance plan. ​

 Medical Insurance

  • In or out-of-network reimbursement options
  • Prescription drug program
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 Dental Insurance

  • Preventive, basic and major dental service levels 
  • Deductible ($50.00 per person/$100.00 per family) waived for preventive services
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 Disability Insurance

  • Monthly disability benefits payable beginning the 91st day of disability
  • Monthly benefit amount based on PGY level and ranges from $3000 to $4000
  • Coverage available only to resident (no monthly premium contribution)
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 Life Insurance

  • $50,000 group term life insurance
  • Additional $50,000 for accidental death or dismemberment 
  • Terminally ill accelerated benefits 
  • Coverage available only to resident (no monthly premium contribution)
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 Vision

Vision Optional vision plan with EyeMed, a nationwide company, is available to residents and their dependents through payroll deduction. (CU GME Health/Dental Benefits Plan does NOT provide coverage for routine eye exams, contacts, glasses).5

 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Optional participation in an FSA, an IRS Section 125 Flexible benefit plan, is available. FSAs allow pre-tax deduction from stipend to use to pay eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses. For further information on Flexible Spending Accounts, contact the CU Employee Services at 303-860-4200.​6

 Professional Liability Coverage

University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education residents have professional liability coverage for acts within the course and scope of their Graduate Medical Education responsibilities.7

 Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans

University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education residents are eligible to participate in an optional CU 403(b), PERA 401(k) and/or 457 voluntary retirement savings plan. For further information on Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans, contact CU Employee Services at 303-860-4200. 8

 Injury at Work

Residents who experience a needle stick, body fluid exposure (BFE) or other injury at work should seek immediate medical attention in the Emergency Room (or designated hospital area) of the hospital where the incident occurs. For follow-up care, residents are to be seen by designated workers’ compensation providers. University Workers’ Compensation, NOT the CU GME Health Plan, is responsible for payment of charges related to an on-the-job injury. The resident is responsible to provide appropriate notification of incident to providers of service and University Workers’ Compensation. Additional information, provider location and injury report form are accessible at www.cu.edu/content/workerscompensation. Call University Risk Management, 303-860-5682 with questions9

 Leave

Vacation 
  • Residents are granted a total of 3 weeks of paid vacation per post graduate year of training. One week consists of 5 business days and 1 attached weekend. 
Educational 
  • Residents PGY II and above may receive up one week of paid educational leave per post graduate year of training. One week consists of 5 business days and 1 attached weekend. 
Leave of Absence 
  • For family and/or medical related leaves of absence, residents may be granted up to 12 weeks leave during a 12 month period. Leaves of absence are determined on a case-by-case basis. 
See GME website for detailed leave policy.
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 Resources for Residents

Information, Policies, Procedures, Responsibilities, etc: 
Graduate Medical Education (GME) 
Phone: 303-724-6031 
Website: www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/gme 

CU GME Benefits 
Office Phone: 303-724-6024 
Email: dee.fetter@ucdenver.edu 

CU GME health, dental and prescription program information, including Plan Document and Provider Directory may be found at www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/gme/healthdental.

This is not considered a contract for benefits. Contract plan provisions prevail over any written or verbal interpretation.
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