At The University of Vermont Medical Center, we support our employees as passionately as we care for our patients. We offer a comprehensive, total compensation package that includes salary, health and wellness benefits, paid time off, and more.
A key employee benefit is The UVM Medical Center's health care plans. These are designed to be affordable and flexible, allowing employees to choose the coverage that works best for their personal or family situation and making it easy to change their coverage as they move through different phases of their lives. And the UVM Medical Center pays a significant portion of the cost.
Here is a summary of the UVM Medical Center's employee benefits. Details are in the Employee Benefits Guide.
The UVM Medical Center's medical, vision and dental plans are available to eligible employees, spouses or civil union partners and dependent children. Our medical plans, which include prescription drug coverage, offer the option of choosing between plans that cover both in- and out-of-network providers.
Voluntary Vision Benefits
You can purchase additional coverage to help pay for the cost of eyeglasses and contact lenses, above the basic coverage offered in our medical plan.
Flexible Spending Accounts
You can set aside a portion of your earnings before taxes to pay certain health care and childcare expenses. This can save you significant money.
All UVM Medical Center employees can participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan immediately. Part-time and full-time employees are eligible for employer contributions after six months of service. Employer contributions are subject to a three-year vesting period. You can change your contribution amount at any time.
The UVM Medical Center helps you protect yourself and your family through life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance. Basic coverage is fully funded by the UVM Medical Center, and you can add additional coverage as desired.
Combined Time Off
The UVM Medical Center offers a CTO program that groups all vacation time, holidays, sick time and personal days into one account to give you great flexibility and control in managing your paid time off. You begin to accumulate time off from the start of your employment or immediately upon becoming eligible. It is earned on each hour you work, up to 80 hours in a pay period. CTO is one of your most valuable benefits.
Many area companies and merchants offer discounts to our employees, on products and services including cell phone contracts, automotive repair, electronics, entertainment, meals and lodging, gym memberships, and many more.
Employee and Family Assistance Program
The UVM Medical Center EFAP provides mental and physical health support services for you and the members of your household at no cost. We are here to help – our professional counseling staff can help you resolve a problem early, before it interferes with your home or work life. EFAP services are offered at no cost and are always confidential. Services include help with accessing internal benefits and resources, counseling, treatment referrals, and health coaching.
Tuition Reimbursement and Personal Growth
The UVM Medical Center provides many opportunities for all staff to enhance their skills through educational programs. In addition to free professional development courses, the UVM Medical Center supports ongoing education with accredited institutions of higher learning through unique tuition discounts, program-specific scholarships and tuition reimbursement programs. Eligible employees can combine the tuition discounts, UVM Medical Center scholarships, any state or federal aid, and still take advantage of the tuition reimbursement benefit.
Transportation Discounts and Commuter Programs
Transportation Discount and Commuter Programs
UVM Medical Center employees are eligible for several discounts on public transportation, including buses and ferries. Employees can also enroll in a variety of alternative commuter programs through CATMA (Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association), which includes $15 gift cards for biking or walking to/from work, confidential carpool matching services and emergency rides home.
Employee Referral Program
When you encourage your talented friends, family members and professional acquaintances to apply for a job at The UVM Medical Center, you may qualify for an Employee Referral Bonus of up to $1,000. Read more>>
The New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) has an on-site presence at the UVM Medical Center, providing banking services such as ATMs, free checking, low-cost, convenient auto and home loans, and more.
Employees can use the hospital pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. Generic drugs are available at no cost.
On-site Food Service
Our employee food outlets offer reasonably priced meal options that include fresh and organic local fare. You'll find locally-raised ground beef, many vegetarian choices and organic fair-trade coffee.