Resident Life & Benefits


Rush GME Benefits
  • Insurance
    • Individual and Family Health Insurance including Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) by Cigna/Health Equity or Cigna Select EPO and a PPO Premier Plan
    • Free Dental Insurance through Cigna
    • Free Life Insurance - all house staff receive free $50,000 group term life insurance. Additional supplemental insurance up to five times your yearly salary is available for purchase  
    • Prescription Benefits
    • Vision Service Plan covers costs connected to eye exams, contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • Flex Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation expenses (mass transit and parking).
  • Education Assistance Benefit - receive up to $1000/$500 (full time/part time) per calendar year.  The enhancement program reimburses 100% for required trainings and reimburses 90% for classes/conferences 
  • Wellness Support
    • Flexible Wellness Benefits - $350 flexible wellness benefit each year to be used towards either membership at the Rush Fitness Center, meal funds, or the Rush Bookstore
    • Post-Call Transportation
    • Freedom Pay - full meal coverage for each 12 hour In-house Call
  • PerkSpot - online discount shopping program that expands current employee discounts (movie tickets, car rentals, fitness club memberships, restaurants, etc.) to products and services from companies such as AT&T, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods,, Target and T-Mobile.
  • Freedom Pay - full meal coverage for each 12 hour In-house Call
  • Free Parking
  • Disability / Medical Leave
    • Vacation Policy
    • Maternity and Paternity Leave - Four weeks of paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave may be combined with vacation time to extend paid leave
    • Short-Term Disability - up to three months of leave shall be paid (with benefits) for extended illness or disability, including maternity-related disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Family Medical Leave Act - up to 12 cumulative or consecutive weeks off to care for a spouse, parent or child with a serious health condition. Four of the twelve weeks are paid along with any unused vacation time. If used in conjunction with maternity/paternity leave, the four paid weeks are the original four weeks previously granted 
Rush PM&R Program Specific Benefits:
  • Annual Membership for AAPM&R and AAP
  • Full coverage to attend 2 National Conferences a year ($2500/year)
  • All PM&R Textbooks and Board Review Course Subscription provided starting PGY2 year


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