Woodhull Hospital

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Outpatient Mental Health Benefit
Prescription Drug
HIPAA Notice of Special Enrollment Rights


Professional Educational 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) 541-7846 - Group # G-417732
(877) 923-2847 - Client code: 2200
(866) 865-4070 - Group # JRGA

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).
  • 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

Employee Assistance Program


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.

  • Disabled Health Premium Reimbursement
  • Short-Term Disability (STD) Benefits Claim Form
    • If this is your first full-time job, you would have to work four consecutive weeks in order to become eligible for short-term disability. If this isn’t your first full-time job, you will be eligible for short-term disability payments on your first day of employment, unless you worked less than four weeks in previous job.
    • Coverage begins on the eighth (8th) day of your disability. The maximum benefit payable is 70% of your weekly salary, up to $875 per week, for up to 26 weeks. See the Summary Plan Description (SPD) for more details.
    • If you are going out on a disability leave, contact your employer as soon as possible.
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits Claim Form
    • The LTD plan pays you $3500 per month. LTD benefits typically start if you are still disabled after 26 continuous weeks. For detailed information on Long-Term Disability see the Guardian Certificate.
  • INSMED Portable Disability Coverage – Policies offered to you without any medical underwriting requirements or exams.

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.
  • For instructions on submitting a Group Life Claim, click here.
  • When you terminate employment, you will have the option to continue the life insurance coverage as either group term insurance (this is called “porting” and is similar to how you have been covered during training) or you may convert this benefit to an individual policy, subject to certain conditions.
  • Whether you decide to port or convert, the availability and pricing of this coverage does not depend on any past or current medical conditions.
  • You have up to 31 days from your date of termination to submit one of these forms directly to Guardian:

    For an overview of the differences between porting and converting, click here.



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:


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:

To apply for COBRA, you will need to complete the Election form that corresponds to the Dental Plan you had prior to termination. If you don’t remember which Dental Plan you have, look at your Dental ID card. Here is a sample of what the Managed Dental Guard ID card looks like:

Your Cobra Election includes the following benefits: RX, Supplemental Reimbursements (Major Medical, Dental, Mental Health,Obstetrical and Newborn) Hearing Aid, Vision, Urinalysis Monitoring, Hospitals Detox & Rehab.

The only difference in the benefits is the Dental option you had prior to termination. Please select the Election form (also includes the COBRA Credit Card Authorization Form) that applies to you:

You have up to 31 days from your date of termination to submit one of these forms directly to Guardian:

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.


Mental Health Resources:

  • NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
  • Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
  • Trevor Text: Text START to 678678
  • OMH’s Customer Relations: 1-800-597-8481
  • NY Office of Mental Health Website

Member Portal

The Benefits Fund Office is pleased to announce the launch of our Member Portal!

Now accepting claims for the Continuing Learning Program (CLP), the Professional Educational Plan (PEP), Supplemental Major Medical, Supplemental Dental, Supplemental Mental Health, Newborn Nursery, and Childcare Reimbursement, with more benefits coming soon.

Click on Submit Claim if you have already registered to the member portal. If not, please click on the register link and enroll:


Please note: the “View EOB” (Explanation of Benefits) option will be hidden for claims that were processed prior to going live with Member Portal registration.

How it Works:


First Time Users

Already Registered


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 and
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. This benefit is portable after graduation.

Holiday Pilot & Coverage Pay

FAQ for Holiday Pilot and Juneteenth holiday letter dated 4/25/2022.
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 & Delegates

Regional Vice Presidents
Dina Jaber, Internal Medicine, Kings County Health Care Center
Kaushal Khambhati, Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center
Jim Yang, Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center

Cristian Milla, Internal Medicine
Isra Idris, Pediatrics
Mateus Fernandes, Internal Medicine
Syed Salman Hamid Hashmi, Internal Medicine

Questions about your contract? Contact: Alphonso Nyenuh | anyenuh@cirseiu.org | (646) 689-3304