Policies & Benefits

UW Medicine Policy on Professional Conduct

UW Medicine values professionalism among its faculty, staff, trainees and students in carrying out UW Medicine’s mission of improving the health of the public through teaching, research and patient care. Professionalism includes demonstrating excellence, integrity, respect, compassion, accountability, and a commitment to altruism in all your work interactions and responsibilities. You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner in interactions with patients, members of the public and the University community, and each other.  A copy of the UW Medicine Policy on Professional Conduct can be found at: 
http://uwmedicine.washington.edu/Global/policies/Pages/Professional-Conduct.aspx

Summary of Benefits for Senior Fellows:

Eligibility

As a Senior Fellow (Job Class Code 0445) or Senior Fellow Trainee (Job Class Code 0442) you may be eligible for University benefits including a medical and dental plan, term life insurance coverage, long-term disability insurance and various optional trainee-paid benefits.  You are eligible for the benefits outlined below if you are appointed to an eligible position with at least a 50 percent appointment and duration of three or more academic quarters. The benefit program is paid by the University of Washington, and is administered through the UWSOM. Some of these benefits, including but not limited to the UW Retirement Plan, may not apply to senior fellows who are paid directly by other sources, or to those who receive stipends under training grants and who hold a title of Senior Fellow Trainee (Job Class Code 0442). PLEASE NOTE: If your appointment effective date is other than the first of the month or the first business day of the month, medical coverage will be effective the first day of the following month.

Medical Insurance

Eligible employees may choose from among five health plans, including Consumer-Directed Health Plans with Health Savings Account (CDHP-HSA):

- Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic—a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) traditional plan
- UMP CDHP-HSA
- Group Health Classic—a managed care traditional plan
- Group Health Value—a managed care value plan
- Group Health CDHP-HAS

Medical Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

Dental Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance

 

Washington State Public Employee Benefits Board – PEBB

The PEBB Program purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for eligible public employees and retirees, so you can expect to receive competitive benefits from one of the largest health-care purchasers in the state.

Monthly Premium Surcharges

You will pay the following surcharges in addition to your medical plan premium if they apply to you.

• A monthly $25-per-account surcharge will apply if you or any family member enrolled in PEBB medical coverage uses tobacco products.

• A monthly $50 surcharge will apply if you enroll your spouse or registered domestic partner in PEBB medical coverage and the spouse or domestic partner has chosen not to enroll in other employer-based group medical insurance that is comparable to Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic.

In 2013, the Legislature established two new premium surcharges to go into effect July 1, 2014:

• Tobacco use premium surcharge

• Spouse or registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge

These surcharges apply to PEBB benefits-eligible subscribers who:

• Are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan.
              AND
• Do not have Medicare Part A and Part B as their primary coverage.

Tobacco use premium surcharge

You will pay a monthly $25 surcharge in addition to your medical plan premium if you or a family member enrolled on your PEBB medical coverage has used a tobacco product in the past two months (whether your enrolled family member lives with you or not).

To determine whether the tobacco use surcharge applies to your account, use the 2015 Premium Surcharge Help Sheet (found on page 61) and respond by completing and submitting the 2015 Employee Enrollment/Change Form or 2015 Employee Enrollment/Change Form for Medical Only Groups. If your form responding to whether the tobacco usesurcharge applies to you is not received within 31 days of becoming eligible forPEBB benefits, you will pay the monthly $25 surcharge.

To report a change

If you or your enrolled family members’ tobacco uses changes (or you or your family members have used the tobacco cessation resources mentioned in the 2015 Premium Surcharge Help Sheet), you may report the change one of two ways:

• Go to My Account at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb to change your attestation.
OR
• Complete and submit a 2015 Premium Surcharge Change Form (found at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb) to yourpersonnel, payroll, or benefits office.

If you submit a change that adds or removes a surcharge, the change will take effect the month after the change is made. If you enter a change on the first day of the month, the change will be made that month.

Spouse or registered domestic partner coverage premium surcharge

You will pay a monthly $50 surcharge in addition to your medical plan premium if you have a spouse or registered domestic partner enrolled on your PEBB medical coverage, and your spouse or registered domestic partner has chosen not to enroll in employer-based group medical insurance that is comparable to Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic. (This is regardless of whether you enroll in UMP Classic.) If you do not enroll a spouse or registered domestic partner on your PEBB medical plan, this surcharge does not apply to you. If you enroll a spouse or registered domestic partner on your PEBB medical plan, use the 2015 Premium Surcharge Help Sheet (found on page 61) to determine whether the spouse or registered domestic partner coverage surcharge applies to your account. Then respond by completing and submitting the 2015 Employee Enrollment/ChangeForm or 2015 Employee Enrollment/ Change Form for Medical Only Groups.If your form responding to whether thespouse or registered domestic partnercoverage surcharge applies to you is notreceived within 31 days of becomingeligible for PEBB benefits, you will paythe monthly $50 surcharge. If you enroll a spouse or registered domestic partneron your PEBB medical plan, you mustattest each year during the PEBB annualopen enrollment.

To report a change 

Outside of the PEBB Programs’ annual open enrollment, the following events allow the employee to make a new attestation to add or remove the spousal coverage premium surcharge:

• When you regain eligibility for the employer contribution for PEBB benefits.

• When you submit an Employee Enrollment/Change form to add aspouse or registered domestic partnerto your PEBB medical coverage.

• When there is a change in your spouse’s or registered domestic partner’s employer-based group medical insurance.

• When you submit an Employee Enrollment/Change form to enroll in aPEBB medical plan after waiving youremployer coverage, and you enrollyour spouse or registered domesticpartner. You may report the change one of two ways:

• Go to My Account at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb to change your attestation.
OR
• Complete and submit a 2015 Premium Surcharge Change Form (found at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb) to yourpersonnel, payroll, or benefits office.

If you submit a change that adds or removes a surcharge, the change will take effect the month after the change is made. If you enter a change on the first day of the month, the change will be made that month.

For more information on the premium surcharges, visit www.hca.wa.gov/pebb and select Surcharges.

 

Retirement Plans

UW Senior Fellows (job class 0445) have 30 days from their eligibility date to make a retirement plan election between the UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) or the state’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Plan 3.

Voluntary Investment Program

Deferred Compensation Program