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Neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities residents at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC also enjoy the added benefits of a book/travel allowance and free access to all University of Pittsburgh facilities. All Children’s Hospital residents and fellows have access to recreational facilities and sporting events at the University of Pittsburgh. Access to the University’s gym, racquetball courts and swimming pool is free.

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

Stipend Levels

The following salary levels have been approved for residents and fellows who will be training with UPMCMEP residency/fellowship programs July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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Medical and Prescription Coverage (election paid for by resident and UPMC)

UPMC Advantage HMO: Premium paid for by UPMC, no cost to resident
UPMC Open Access PPO: UPMC and resident share the premium cost

Dental Coverage  

Standard PPO (individual coverage): Premium paid for by UPMC
All other levels: UPMC and resident share the cost

Vision Coverage  

Basic Coverage: Provided at no additional cost
Enhanced Vision Benefit: Available for increased cost
Stand Alone Vision Benefit: Also offered

Health Care FSA

$2,500 annual employee maximum

Dependent Care FSA

$5,000 annual family maximum

Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment

  • Group-term-life insurance; coverage 1X times the UPMC salary

  • Group-term AD&D insurance:  coverage 1X UPMC salary 

Optional Group Life Insurance

  • Supplemental term life insurance:  may be purchase up to a maximum of 5X UPMC base salary up to $1,000,000.

  • Guarantee issue (upon first becoming eligible) is 3X UPMC base salary

Optional AD&D

May be purchased in increments up to a maximum of $1 million

Dependent Group Life/AD&D Insurance

Supplemental term life may be purchased:

  • Spouse: $10,000 increments up to $100,000.  Guarantee issue (upon first becoming eligible) is $30,000.

  • Dependent:  may choose a coverage level of $5,000 or $10,000 per dependent.

Supplemental AD&D insurance may be purchased:

  • Spouse: up to a maximum of $500,000.

  • Dependent: available in the amount of $10,000.

Salary Continuation

defined as the first 26 weeks of disability.  100% coverage of UPMC base salary of up to 26 weeks.

Long Term Disability

Employer-paid coverage of 60% of the UPMC base salary through age 65.  The elimination period is 26 weeks.

Book and medical education allowance

$1000 per year to cover book and conference costs.

Tuition Reimbursement

Residents or fellows who are candidates for a graduate degree, or approved certificate program or academic courses for credit, at University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) as required part of their UPMCMEP-approved graduate training program may be eligible for non-taxable qualified scholarship monies as per the Qualified Scholarship Policy.

For all others, the UPMC tuition assistance benefit is available up to a maximum of $5,000 per academic year.  The benefit also provides a tuition assistance at the University of Pittsburgh for dependent children and spouses for first baccalaureate degree on at 50% up to $6,000 maximum/year for dependent children (must be full-time student) and up to $2,000 maximum/year for spouse (full or part-time student).

Adoption Assistance

Reimbursement of qualified adoption expenses of up to $2,000.

Retirement Plan

  • 50% match on up to 4% of deferral salary
  • Can contribute at date of hire
  • Eligible for match beginning the January 1 or July 1 after age 21 & paid 1,000 hours
  • Three-year vesting period for matching contribution
  • Pre-tax employee contribution limit for 2012 is up to $17,000. $22,500 if age 50 or older by 12/3/12.  This amount must be aggregated if more than one employer.
  • For 2013, Participants will be eligible to receive matching contributions under the  plan until the IRS limit of $250,000 worth of pension eligible earnings has been reached.
  • Investment options:  Vanguard Prime Institutional; Vanguard Short-Term U.S. Treasury Fund; Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund; PIMCO Total Return Fund; Vanguard Wellington Fund; Vanguard Institutional Index; Vanguard Windsor II Fund; JP Morgan Large Cap Growth; Wells Fargo Advantage Discovery Fund; Lord Abbett Small Cap Value Fund; Artisan Mid Cap Value Fund; DFA International Value Fund; Vanguard Target Retirement; Vanguard Target Retirement 2010; Vanguard Target Retirement 2015; Vanguard Target Retirement 2020; Vanguard Target Retirement 2025; Vanguard Target Retirement 2030; Vanguard Target Retirement 2035; Vanguard Target Retirement 2040; Vanguard Target Retirement 2045; Vanguard Target Retirement 2050; Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 
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December 31, 2013
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Last Update
December 31, 2013