Faculty Benefits

Insurance
The College of Medicine provides clinical faculty, appointed at 0.5 FTE and higher, GatorCare Health Insurance (for themselves and spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26) and a basic level of Life Insurance. Those appointed at 0.75 FTE and higher receive a higher level of Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance as well. These plans are provided at no bi-weekly cost to the employee, as the premiums are employer-paid. Each of these plans begins on the employee’s date of hire. For more details, please see COM Faculty Benefits Eligibility

Retirement
Additionally, clinical faculty and basic science faculty (appointed at any FTE level) participate in a 403(b) retirement plan, receiving a 5.14% employer contribution on top of their base salary. (Salary limits apply). Employees are also required to make a 3% (pre-tax) contribution to these accounts. Further optional contributions may be made into both the 403(b) plan and the 457 plan.

Leave
Faculty are provided vacation and sick leave on a bi-weekly basis, as well as four December Personal Leave days each year. Part-time faculty receive leave in direct proportion to their FTE percentage. For more information about leave please see the following sites – HR Leave and Leave Entitlement (reference Faculty / Out-of-Unit / 12-month).

Malpractice
While malpractice insurance is provided to faculty members, it is not included in the benefits package. Rather, it is administered by the Self-Insurance Program. For more information, please refer to the following links –

Self-Insurance Program/Professional Liability
F.A.Q. Professional Liability