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New Resident's Welcome

Welcome to NuHealth

Congratulations on your acceptance into an internship, residency or fellowship program at Nassau University Medical Center. We are looking forward to you joining our staff. Each of you will be an important member of the health care delivery team.

There are several essential steps in joining the graduate medical education program i.e., completing paperwork, submitting documents and reviewing orientation training materials. We realize that some of the paperwork is redundant, but because of institutional and legal regulations we do require you to complete all of the enclosed. Doing so in an accurate and timely manner will ensure that you can begin your program on July 1st, 2013 and receive your first paycheck on time.

We're looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you to our institution. Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Academic Affairs: Yanick Joseph 516-572-5881

Human Resources & Benefits: Joanne Bourque 516-296-2729


Robert M. Yost
Designated Institutional Official

Maureen Roarty
Senior Vice President

Guide to Medical Health Benefits and Coverage

The Nassau University Medical Center provides health benefits to its residents. Health Insurance coverage becomes effective July 1. There is a 15% contribution towards the cost of health insurance. Please see the Insurance Rate Schedule (this schedule changes every year).

Medical Benefits

You can review the summary of the three Medical Insurances listed below. When you are ready to select a health plan, please refer to the Echosign webpages.

Plan Options
New York State Health Insurance Benefit Summary
HIP Prime HMO Summary of Benefits
HIP Vytra Premium Network Summary of Benefits

Health Benefit Buyback Program
For Residents who can demonstrate and attest to having other employer-sponsored group health insurance may elect to opt out of NYSHIP's Empire Plan or Health Maintenance Organizations.

Vision Benefits

You will be automatically enrolled under Davis Vision Plan – benefit will be available December 1, 2013.

Summary of Benefits
List of Providers

Dental Benefits

NHCC offers a comprehensive dental plan administered by Healthplex. Residents can select from two plan options.

Summary of Benefits
List of Providers

Plan Options
Reimbursement Plan (Exhibit 1)
Comprehensive Plan/Managed Care Plan (Exhibit 2)

Additional Resources

Health Benefits Guidelines/Checklist

Flexible Spending Memo

Health Insurance Fact Sheet & Rate Guide

List of Acceptable Documents


Be sure to have the following documents available when you attend the orientation.

  1. An original social security card
  2. Spouse’s social security number (if applicable)
  3. Visa information and authorization to train in USA
  4. Dependent’s exact birth date
  5. Beneficiaries exact birth dates and addresses
  6. *Children’s birth certificates
  7. *Marriage Certificate
  8. Children’s social security numbers.

Visa documentation must be included for all foreign residents. Lack of valid immigration documentation by July 1 will at the very least delay both your paycheck and your employment start date. If you do not yet have a social security number, please leave blank.

*Documents must be translated in English. These items are essential to enroll in health, dental and optical insurance plans and most importantly, to receive a paycheck.

Pre-Employment Physical

To all incoming Resident Physicians.

You are required to have a pre-employment physical prior to starting your residency at NUMC.

We are required to evaluate your immunity status for the following:

  1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella
  2. Hepatitis B
  3. Tetanus status
  4. 2-step TST (PPD) is required (or a chest x-ray if you are TST positive)

These services will be provided in Employee Health at the time of your exam, there is no need to obtain these tests prior to coming to NUMC. If you had these tests performed and the results are available to you, bring the information with you at the time of your pre-employment physical.

The following information, if available, will be useful:

  1. Laboratory documented titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella or Varicella
  2. Documentation of vaccination for any of the above named infections.
  3. Documentation of a TST (PPD) with in the past year.
  4. If positive for TST (PPD), proof of a chest X-Ray (report) within the last 6 months.
  5. If you have had the Hepatitis B vaccine, bring proof of vaccination or titer reports.
  6. Bring documentation of seasonal and/or H1N1 if available.

Employee Health Services will be processing a large number of incoming residents. To ensure the process is complete prior to the beginning of the Residency Orientation Program please report to Employee Health before June 21, 2013. If you go to Employee Health Services later than this date, your start date may be delayed.

Employee Health is located on the first floor - E Building Room MP 132 and is opened Monday through Friday.

Thank you.
Employee Health Services