New York City Health + Hospitals

Your union has your back! The incredible benefits you have are a result of your colleagues working together to ensure that resident physicians can both provide the highest quality care possible and improve their working conditions. If you haven’t already, join CIR now. We’re stronger together.


Outpatient Mental Health Benefit
Prescription Drug


Professional Education Plan: $750/year
Meal Allowance: $3,500/year
Childcare Benefit: $3,500/year
Continuing Learning Program: $1,500/3 years
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Residency & Legal

Continuing Learning Program
Professional Educational Plan
CIR Legal Services

Benefits & Forms

Please stay tuned, as paper checks are still being issued until the ACH has been implemented.

Click to order your insurance card
(800) 553-9603 - Group # 720070
(800) 541-7846 - Group # G-417733
(877) 923-2847 - Client code: 2189
(866) 865-4070 - Group # K4DA

Personal information:

  • Membership Forms are available on individual hospital pages. Select your hospital from the Benefits page.
  • 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).
  • Domestic Partnership Application (same-sex and opposite 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 Benefits Form – Please fill out this form if you would like to remove yourself and/or your dependent(s) from the CIR Benefits Plan.






Supplemental Benefits


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.

Life Insurance:

  • Guardian Life Insurance – If you die, a death benefit of $150,000 will be paid to any beneficiary you name. A death benefit of $20,000 will be paid to you if your legal spouse or domestic partner dies from any cause.
  • Life Insurance Conversion Form – When you terminate employment, you will have the option to convert this benefit to an individual policy, subject to certain conditions.



Are you a resident or fellow in need of childcare? You’re in luck!

Housestaff with children 13-years-old or younger are eligible for reimbursement of up to $3,500 per calendar year as of July 1, 2019 for childcare expenses.

To qualify:

  • You must be a resident or fellow at a New York Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) facility
  • Your child or children must be 13-years- old or younger
  • Your expenses must qualify as tax- exempt per IRS Publication 503
  • Submit a reimbursement form with paid receipt and other required documentation

You can fill out a reimbursement form and find more info below:


COBRA (continued health insurance after hospital closure or layoff). If you are electing COBRA for the first time, you must complete the Election Form. If you are changing or updating an existing credit card, complete the Payment Form only.

Patient Care Trust Fund:

As part of our mission to improve patient care and safety, the PCTF provides multiple grants to CIR members for research, equipment, educational materials, and more.

Click here to learn more and to apply for PCTF grants.

Appeal & Claim Reprocess Forms:

  • 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.
  • Claim Reprocess Form – Complete this form if your claim was denied and you are able to provide additional information.


Additional Benefits

Post Residency Contract Review

CIR dues paying members at HSBP hospitals are now eligible for a  review of their post-residency employment contract at a substantially discounted rate of $200. Click here for details.

Education Loan Debt Benefit

You are eligible for an individual education loan consultation at a 60% discounted rate! Click here for details.

On-Call Coverage Pool

On-call Coverage Pool form
FAQ for On-call Coverage Pool, with changes to reflect the new contract changes on 3/26/2020

Identity Theft Monitoring & Protection

Enroll in identity theft protection through IdentityForce

Coverage Pay

FAQ Holiday Pilot Program
Coverage Pay Form (critical care, on call coverage, holiday, etc.)

Patient Care Trust Fund

As part of our mission to improve patient care and safety, the PCTF provides multiple grants to CIR members for research, equipment, educational materials, and more. Click here to learn more and to apply for PCTF grants.

Regional Vice Presidents

Noah Berland, Emergency Medicine, Kings County Hospital Center
Linelle Campbell, Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center
Oluyemi Omotoso, Emergency Medicine, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center

Contact CIR Staff

Bellevue, Coney Island, Lincoln
Dominic Desmond

King’s County
Lalit Clarkson

Harlem, Woodhull
Alphonso Nyenuh

Jacobi, Metropolitan
Andrew Porter