Resident Benefits

Resident Handbook

  1. Group Health Insurance (Board of Regents Handbook, Title IV, Chapter 7, section 4)
    1. Enrollment must take place within 30 days of start date.
    2. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    3. Qualifying events such as a birth of a child or a marriage trigger a special open enrollment and the employee has 30 days from the date of the event to add or remove dependents from group health insurance plan.
    4. The group health insurance plan offers medical, dental, vision, term life insurance, and long term disability for employees and it is paid 100% by UNR Med.
    5. The group health insurance plan offers medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents. Medical dependent coverage is paid 100% by UNR Med and dental and vision coverage for dependents is the responsibility of the employee.
    6. Domestic partners and dependent(s) of domestic partners, as determined by the laws of the State of Nevada, are eligible for coverage under the group health insurance plan.
      1. The Plan requires a copy of the Domestic Partner Certification from the Nevada Secretary of State.
      2. The Participant must also provide a statement acknowledging the participant's responsibility for any federal income tax consequences resulting from the enrollment of the domestic partner in the plan.
      3. A domestic partner is not eligible for coverage after termination of the domestic partnership. In the event of a Termination of Domestic Partnership, a copy of the Termination of Domestic Partnership filed with the Nevada Secretary of State's office must be provided within 30 days of the event.
    7. Voluntary benefits, including life and accident insurance, short term disability, critical illness and legal services are available through payroll deduction.
    8. Contacts:
      • USI UNR Med Benefits Hotline: (888) 336-7463, M – F 7:30 – 5:00
      • UNR Human Resources: (775) 784-6082, M – F 9:00 – 5:00
  2. Tuition
    1. Residents, fellows and dentists with appointments of half time or more and their spouse and dependent children will be considered in-state residents for tuition purposes.
    2. There is no fee waiver available.
    3. For additional information, call UNR Human Resources at (775) 784-6082 or at http://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/educational-benefits/postdocs-and-medical-staff.
  3. Worker's Compensation
    1. Covers employees in the event of work-related injuries.
    2. Important to know the procedures to follow to make sure claims are processed appropriately.
      • If an injury occurs or the development of an occupational disease as a result of employment, the program director should be notified immediately.
      • A C-1 (Notice of injury or occupational disease incident report) form will be distributed for immediate completion - obtain form from your program coordinator.
      • C-1 form MUST be completed and submitted to the program director within 7 days of the occurrence OR within 7 days of knowledge of the relationship between the disease and employment
      • In an emergency, treatment should be sought at the nearest emergency medical facility.
      • In all other cases, treatment should be sought with an authorized workers' compensation medical provider. A list of authorized providers can be obtained from the clinical department housing the residency program, human resources or from the Business Center North Workers' Compensation Office.
      • A C-4 form (Employee's claim for compensation/report of initial treatment) needs to be completed at the first visit for medical treatment. This form will be provided by occupational health at the time of the visit.
        • Complete the top half of the C-4 form and the treating physician will complete the rest of the form and distribute it to the appropriate persons.
        • The C-4 form must be completed within 90 days of seeking treatment or missing time from work to comply with worker's compensation requirements.
    3. For questions and additional information contact the Business Center North worker's compensation office at (775) 784-4394.
  4. Mandatory Retirement Plan
    1. Residents and fellows who are hired on an agreement of at least 50% are provided with a mandatory defined contribution 403(b) retirement plan commencing on the date of hire.
    2. Under the terms of the retirement plan, employees must contribute 6.2% of their gross salary to the Plan.
    3. The employee contributions made to the plan are before income taxes are calculated.
    4. There is a matching employer contribution of 6.2%.
    5. Both the employee and employer contributions are invested at the direction of each participant into a 403(b) account. The current fund sponsor is TIAA-CREF. There is immediate vesting.
    6. Additional information is available from the Benefits Office at (775)-784-6082 or at http://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/retirement.
  5. Voluntary Retirement Plans
    1. Eligible to participate in voluntary retirement plans. Each plan has a basic annual contribution limit. If the resident is of age 50 or greater, additional contributions may be made.
      • NSHE tax sheltered annuity 403(b) plan—allows tax deferred money to be set aside for retirement. Additional information may be found at http://www.bcn-nshe.org/hr/benefits/retirement/403b/.
      • State of Nevada deferred compensation 457 plan—allows compensation to be set aside under the program which while invested under the program is exempt from federal income taxes, interest, dividends and capital gains. Additional information is available at www.defcomp.state.nv.us
  6. Family and Medical Leave Act
    1. The Family and Medical Leave act (FMLA) of 1993 entitles eligible residents to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave in a rolling 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons.
    2. FMLA may be used for the birth of a child, and to care for the newborn child; for placement of a child with the resident for adoption or foster care; to care for the resident's spouse, parent or child with a serious health condition; or because the resident is unable to work due to a serious health condition.
    3. To qualify the resident must have been employed by the School at least 12 months.
    4. The appointing authority (the Dean) may require paid leave to be exhausted prior to an employee being placed on unpaid leave.
  7. Maternity/Paternity/Family Leave
    1. UNR Med Graduate Medical Education programs recognize the legitimacy of integrating child-bearing and adoption into the years of graduate medical training.
    2. Return to work after pregnancy and pregnancy – related conditions is to be determined by the resident's personal physician.
    3. Paid time off will not exceed the total of 15 days of sick leave plus available annual leave.
    4. Leave of absence without pay may be extended at the discretion of the program director to bring time off (the sum of paid and unpaid leave) up to a maximum of four months.