Cambridge Health Alliance

The incredible benefits you have are a result of your colleagues working together to ensure that resident physicians can provide the highest quality care possible and improve their working conditions.
Join CIR now. We’re stronger together.

Your Benefits:

View your HSBP Benefits-At-A-Glance


Additional Benefits, including Patient Care Fund.

Your Contract:

  • Educational allowance $2,200-$2,500
  • Emergency coverage Pay
  • On-call meals
  • Backup Childcare Benefit

Questions about your contract?
Contact: Liliana Gutmann-McKenzie | (857) 408-3701

Important Links:

Summary Plan Description

Latest Communications:

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • Taylor Walker, Family Medicine,
    Cambridge Health Alliance


  • José Dominguez, Psychiatry
  • Juan Oves, Family Medicine
  • Justin Halloran, Family Medicine (alternate)
  • Lia Kaynor, Family Medicine (alternate)

+ Mental Health Resources

+ Personal Information

  • Membership Form
  • Update Form – To add new dependents to your plan. Requests to add dependents must be received within 30 days of qualifying event (birth/adoption or marriage), and you must attach requested documentation (see form).
  • Affidavit – If you cannot locate the marriage certificate or birth certificate(s), you can submit this affidavit in its place. The affidavit must be notarized.
  • Domestic Partnership Application (same and opposite sex partners eligible) – To add a partner, download an application and return a notarized copy, along with all requested documentation, to the Plan office. You must also complete an Update Form above.
  • Opt-Out Form – Please fill out this form if you would like to remove yourself and/or your dependent(s) from the CIR Benefits Plan.

Membership Form, Update Form, Domestic Partnership Application, Opt-Out Form

+ Benefits

+ Dental

Guardian Dental benefits:

Dental Guard Preferred – DGP (This Benefit is insured through HSBP):

If the employee or eligible dependent is enrolled in the DentalGuard Preferred through Guardian or another carrier, this supplement will pay an additional 20% to the member, of the amount reimbursed by the dental carrier for covered services. This 20% supplement will be calculated based on the total reimbursements received under the Dental Plan during the benefit year.

For Example: Managed DentalGuard – MDG

If the employee or eligible dependent is enrolled in the Managed DentalGuard, this supplement will pay 20% of what the employee has paid in connection with receipt of covered Managed DentalGuard. With your claim form, you must submit an itemized statement of covered charges from your primary care dentist with the exact date(s), diagnosis and procedure codes for which services were rendered. Only services that are covered by your dental carrier will be reimbursed by the Plan. Scanned copies of your receipts for eligible dental expenses must be submitted to the Benefits Plan Office with the appropriate claim form. The Managed DentalGuard or DentalGuard Preferred reimbursements in combination cannot exceed the maximum supplement per person per benefit year of $1,000.

+ Employee Assistance Program

The WorkLife Matters Employee Assistance Program offers services to help promote well-being and enhance the quality of life for you and your family. View details.

Connect to a counselor for free support services: 1-800-386-7055 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Visit and login to “For Employees & Members” (password: wlm70101).

Questions? Email:

Vision, Dental & Employee Assistance Program.

+ Disability

For purposes of our disability benefits, “disabled” means you can no longer perform the duties of your occupation due to accidental bodily injury, sickness, or a related medical condition, including pregnancy or childbirth. You must also be under the care of a licensed provider as defined by the state in which you work.

2021 Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave (MPFML) – Visit for more information.

+ Education

+ Childcare

Backup Childcare Benefit (CARE.COM)


What is COBRA continuation coverage?

COBRA continuation coverage allows you to choose to continue and pay for group health benefits provided by CIR for up to 18 months after your termination date.

Who is eligible?

You and your dependents covered under the Plan on the day before you terminated from your employer.
You will receive a COBRA notice mailed to the address we have on file. This notice has important information about your rights related to continued health care coverage in the House Staff Benefits Plan.

COBRA Election forms:

Your COBRA Election includes Vision and Dental. Please select the Election form (also includes the COBRA Credit Card Authorization Form) that applies to you:

DentalGuard Preferred (DGP)

You have up to 31 days from your date of termination to submit this form directly to Guardian:

COBRA Continuation Coverage and election forms.

+ Appeal & Claim Reprocess

  • Appeal Claim Form – Complete this form if your claim was denied in whole or any part or if you disagree with the decision that was made.

Additional Benefits

Patient Care Trust Fund

For information, contact your organizer, Liliana Gutmann-McKenzie: / (857) 408-3701

Member Discount Program

CIR Members are entitled to a number of discounts on services.
Learn more.

Attention: In compliance with HIPAA regulations, we are moving to a new, secure email portal. Please use to send secure emails to the Benefits Office.