University of Colorado Residents are provided with excellent benefits. Given the cost of living in Denver, the housestaff salaries are very competitive with other major cities in the U.S. In addition, our benefits package for individuals and especially families is extremely generous when compared with most employer based plans. For a detailed list of benefits, please visit our Graduate Medical Education website.
Vision An optional vision plan with a nationwide company is available to residents and their dependents through payroll deduction.
Flexible Spending Account Optional participation in the CU Flex Plan, an IRS Section 125 flexible benefit plan, is available. This reduces taxable income by allowing payment for eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses from a pre-tax account.
Tax Defered Annuity Program Residents with the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education are eligible to participate in an optional 403(b), PERA 401(k) and/or 457 voluntary retirement savings plan.
Professional Liability Coverage University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education residents have professional liability coverage for acts within the course and scope of their Graduate Medical Education responsibilities.
Leaves of Absence
Malpractice Insurance and Professional Liability Coverage As members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Housestaff, you are covered for acts within the course and scope of your employment with the University of Colorado. This coverage would include the practice of approved residency activities at the University of Colorado Hospital, at any affiliate institution and at any out-of-state institution (with prior approval of department and Associate Dean of GME) as part of your educational program. Professional liability coverage is provided to residents as a benefit of employment.
Discounts The University of Colorado residents are eligible for employee discount offers, a discount program for everyone on campus with no membership fee. Check the Human Resources website often because it changes frequently with additions and a variety of discounts, some of which may have downloadable coupons. The site may offer loan incentives, new housing incentives, fitness club discounts, etc.
For further information regarding benefits, refer to respective portion of the GME website, or call GME benefits at 303-724-6024.