NYC Health + Hospitals House Staff Benefits Plan (HSBP)

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Health

Dental
Vision
Outpatient Psychiatric
Prescription Drug
Benefits at a Glance

Contract

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

Continuing Learning Program
Professional Educational Benefit
Disability
Legal
CIR Legal Services

Benefits & Forms

ORDER YOUR INSURANCE CARD
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

Submit paper forms by mail or fax to:
House Staff Benefits Plan | 10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2 | Long Island City, NY 11101 | Fax: (212) 356-8181

Personal information:

  • 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 below 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.

Health:


Prescription


Vision


Dental


Hearing


Supplemental Benefits

Submit paper forms by mail or fax to:
House Staff Benefits Plan | 10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2 | Long Island City, NY 11101 | Fax: (212) 356-8181

Disability:

Education:

Childcare:

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:

Submit paper forms by mail or fax to:
House Staff Benefits Plan | 10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2 | Long Island City, NY 11101 | Fax: (212) 356-8181

COBRA:

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:

  • HSBP Appeal* Complete this form if your claim was denied in whole or any part or if you disagree with the decision that was made.
  • HSBP Claim Reprocess Form* Complete this form if your claim was denied and you are able to provide additional information.

Resources:

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

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.

Education Loan Debt Benefit

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

On-Call Coverage Pool

On-call Coverage Pool form [PDF]

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

Regional Vice Presidents & Delegates

Regional Vice Presidents
Mohit Garg, Anesthesiology
Alaa Elnajjar, Psychiatry
Christina Gomez, Pediatrics
Adelaide Oppong-Dwamena, Psychiatry
Chidi Ugwu, Pediatrics
Saurabh Somvanshi, Psychiatry

Jacobi Medical Center Delegates
Arcelia Guerson-Gill, Internal Medicine
Ankit Kushwaha, Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Manuel Hache, Internal Medicine
Melissa Berges, Internal Medicine
Linelle Campbell, Emergency Medicine (Alternate)

Bellevue Hospital Delegates
Kavitha Anandalingam, Psychiatry
Keriann Shalvoy, Psychiatry
Joshua Rodriguez, Emergency Medicine
Nicholus Warstadt, Emergency Medicine
Dylan Atchley,  Internal Medicine (Alternate)
Mary Quien, Internal Medicine
(Alternate)

Kings County Hospital Delegates
Jennah Morgan, EM/IM
Noah Berland, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Nata Cisse, Emergency Medicine
Jeans Santana, Anesthesiology
Darren Bodkin, Pediatrics
Saleel Fatima, Pediatrics (Alternate)
Leonel Mendoza, Internal Medicine (Alternate)

Coney Island Hospital Delegates
Braxton-Jesse LeeEmergency Medicine
Alana Lewis, Internal Medicine
Shahrzad Anita Akhavan, Internal Medicine
Michael DohertyInternal Medicine

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center Delegates
Oluyemi Omotoso, Emergency Medicine
Carolina Moreira, Internal Medicine
Ryan Bird, Surgery
Alex Carlos, Internal Medicine
Julio Ovalle, Internal Medicine (Alternate)
Jason Raggi, Emergency Medicine (Alternate)

Harlem Hospital Delegates

Khaing Myint , Infectious Disease Fellow
Richard Sheppard , Internal Medicine
Milton Ray, Internal Medicine
Sai Achi, Internal Medicine
Adelaide Oppong-Dwamena, Psychiatry (Alternate)
Sahil Gehot, Psychiatry (Alternate)

Metropolitan Hospital Center Delegates
 Asha Pandu, Internal Medicine
Bea Leal, Internal Medicine
Ela Ana-Marie Moisa, Internal Medicine
Eric Behar, Psychiatry (Alternate)
Gabriel Ibarra, Internal Medicine (Alternate)

Woodhull Hospital Delegates
Pramma Elayaperumal, Internal Medicine
Sabitha Bhatta, Pediatrics
Rohit Gupta, GI (Alternate)
Omokorede Apampa, Internal Medicine (Alternate)