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UNMH Employee Benefits


As an employee at UNM Hospitals, you’ll appreciate a supportive work environment, comprehensive benefits for you and your family, and time to enjoy life outside of work. Pursue a career caring for people while enhancing your knowledge at New Mexico’s only academic health center. You’ll become part of a leading health care system that includes an award-winning cancer center and hospitals.

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Advantages of Working at UNM Hospitals

Take advantage of our sophisticated technology and advanced resources to serve patients with even the most complex conditions. You benefit from a work environment that:

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  • Supports professional and personal growth.
  • Provides innovative, collaborative education.
  • Advances critical health care research.
  • Delivers exceptional medical services.
  • Emphasizes accountability and decisiveness.
  • Respects diversity in people and ways of thinking.

Comprehensive Benefits

Join our diverse group of health care professionals and support staff and get access to a wide range of employment benefits [PDF] as a full-time or part-time team member. University of New Mexico Hospitals’ benefits include:

Benefits eligibility, coverage, limitations and exclusions, premiums and other details are subject to specific plan provisions and UNM Hospital policies and procedures, and may be subject to change. Short-term temporary employees are not eligible for these benefits.

Health Insurance

  • Employer paid benefit – 100% for full time, 60% for part time
  • Family coverage available, paid by employee
  • Eligible on the first of the month following hire date

Dental Insurance

  • Employer paid benefit – 100% for full time, 60% for part time
  • Family coverage available, paid by employee
  • Eligible on the first of the month following hire date

Vision Insurance

  • Employee paid benefit
  • Family coverage available
  • Eligible on the first of the month following hire date

Life Insurance

  • Employer paid benefit
  • Group life insurance pays benefit equal to one times base annual salary
  • Accidental death and dismemberment equal to one times base annual salary
  • Additional employee and family life insurance coverage available, paid by employee

Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Employer paid benefit
  • Eligible on the first of the month after one year of continuous service in a benefits-eligible status
  • Pay 60% of base monthly pay after total disability exceeds 180 days

Retirement Plan

  • Eligible on the first of the month after one year continuous service in a benefits-eligible status
  • Employer will contribute a percentage of the employee’s base salary to the fixed account of the 403(b) plan.
  • Vesting schedule:
    • After three years benefits-eligible employment: 25% vested
    • After four years benefits-eligible employment: 55% vested
    • After five years benefits-eligible employment: 100% vested
  • Employees may make voluntary payroll contributions to the 403(b) and the 457(b) immediately.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employees may participate in the dependent care spending and/or medical care spending accounts.
  • The accounts offer a unique way to cover child care and medical expenses using before-tax dollars.

Legal Plan

  • Employee paid benefit
  • Eligible on the first of the month following hire date

Cancer, Heart, ICU Supplemental Plan

  • Employee paid benefit
  • Family coverage available
  • Eligible on the first of the month following hire date

Educational Reimbursement

  • Eligible after completion of six months employment
  • Reimbursement for up to 24 credit hours per fiscal year, provided that the grade earned is a C or better, courses are job related and are for college credit.
    • Credit hours limit is pro-rated for 0.8 to 0.5 FTE status.
  • Must be regular status employee (not temporary)

Paid Leave

  • Accrue 10 days the first year of employment.
  • One additional day annual leave accrued for each additional year of employment to a maximum of 20 days per year
  • Nine paid holidays per year
  • Paid leave is pro-rated based on FTE.

Sick Leave

  • Accrue a total of 13 paid sick days per year that are placed into major and minor sick leave banks.
  • Sick leave is pro-rated based on FTE.

Domestic Partner Benefits

  • Coverage available (imputed income ramifications)
  • Not eligible for pre-tax savings per IRS guidelines
  • Domestic partners of covered employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, additional life and legal plans.
  • UNM Hospital affidavit process must be completed.
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