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Benefits Fellows


You can choose from two healthcare plans: an HSA-eligible (health savings account) plan and a PPO (preferred provider organization) plan. To compare your options and find the right one for you and your family, see our 2017 Health Plans Comparison Chart.

Life Insurance

You will receive basic term life insurance, paid for by the University of Rochester, with an option to purchase additional life insurance at a competitive rate. For more information, review our Life Insurance Plan-at-a-Glance.

Long-Term Disability

You will receive basic long-term disability coverage, paid for by the University of Rochester, with an option to purchase additional coverage. Learn more about our Long-Term Disability Plan.

Sick Leave Plan for Short-Term Disability

Your full salary is continued during sick leave for up to six (6) months. For more information see our Sick Leave Plan for Short-Term Disability.


You are immediately eligible to make voluntary contributions to a retirement account up to the IRS limit. Read about our retirement programs.

Tuition Reimbursement

Residents and fellows are eligible, upon appointment, for a 95% tuition waiver for University of Rochester classes. This covers up to two (2) credit-bearing courses per semester or quarter, a significant contribution to the cost of an advanced degree.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers professional, confidential guidance at no cost to you and your family when personal or work related problems have become difficult to manage. Our highly qualified staff will provide individualized assessments and appropriate community referrals as necessary.

Child Care

There are many excellent choices for child care in the Rochester area. The Children’s School at URMC is a highly rated on-site educational program available only to University of Rochester employees. We also have a Family Care Program that will help you explore all of your childcare options.

Employee Discounts

The University of Rochester is a member of R.A.R.E.S. (Regional Area Recreation and Employee Service Association) which offers you a way to obtain significant discounts on hotels, rental cars, online shopping, movie tickets, entrance to amusements parks and more!

Fitness and Wellness

We encourage you to take advantage of discounted membership at one of our fitness facilities. Fellows are eligible to join the Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center or the Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center & Fitness Center located on the University of Rochester River Campus.

The University hosts a Work-Life Balance website that lists several resources related to family care, wellness, perks and community information. Home to over 65 links, the website's goal is to help you manage your personal and professional life.

More Information on Benefits

For a full list of benefits, see the Benefit Plan Information for Residents & Fellows.

If you have questions or need more information, you can email the Benefits Office or call (585) 275-2084.