All housestaff employees, appointed at 0.50 FTE and higher, are provided GatorCare health insurance (for themselves and spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26) and life insurance. Additionally, long-term disability insurance is included for housestaff employees appointed at 0.75 FTE and higher. 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 Housestaff Benefit Eligibility.
Additionally, housestaff (appointed at any FTE level) participate in a mandatory FICA Alternative Plan (401(a) account). Participants are required to make a 7.5% pre-tax contribution to this account. However, these contributions are in substitute for the 6.2% post-tax Social Security (FICA) taxes that other employee groups are required to pay. Further optional contributions may be made into both the 403(b) and the 457 plans. (Contribution limits apply).
Housestaff are provided vacation and sick leave days each year. For more information about leave please see the following site – Housestaff Leave Policy
While malpractice insurance is provided to housestaff 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 –