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Salary & Benefits

Salary & Benefits for Residents - Academic Year 2016-2017

  • PGY-1: $56,806

Educational Benefits

$500 educational allowance per year

General Benefits:

Medflex:  Berkshire Medical Center’s flexible benefit program includes health insurance options, dental insurance options, basic life insurance, supplemental life insurance, long and/or short term disability insurance, health care and dependent care spending accounts on a tax free basis, and spouse and child term life insurance on an after-tax basis.  The flexible benefit program provides dollars provided by BMC to be applied toward the purchase of benefits on a pre-tax basis, or a lesser sum to be taken as taxable cash if your spouse provides health insurance for you from another source.  The dollars, if utilized for health insurance, include 90% of the cost of individual coverage or 75% of family coverage based on Network Blue New England.  Benefit dollars are provided to partially cover dental insurance premiums, and to fully cover the cost of the long-term disability (50% option). 

  • Health Care Spending Accounts allow you to contribute pre-tax money weekly for health care expenses not covered by health insurance plans.  It can add tax savings to the protection you receive from our medical and dental plans.
  • Dependent Care Spending Accounts let you pay your dependent care fees on a pre-tax basis, as long as the care makes it possible for you to work.

Basic Life Insurance:  A term life insurance is provided, paid in full by BMC covering one times your annual salary, effective upon date of hire.

Uniforms:  White coats and scrubs and laundry of these garments will be provided.

Professional Liability:  Liability insurance is provided for house officers free-of-charge during the term of the contract.  Coverage pertains to in-hospital activities only.  Limits are stated in contract between BMC and the Berkshire Insurance Company.  Tail coverage is included in this policy.

Registration Fees:  Registration fees for temporary licenses are covered for house officers who are not permanently licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Vacations:  Each house officer is entitled to four (4) weeks of vacation with pay each year.

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