Other Benefits

529 Savings Plan

UMMC employees have the opportunity to participate in a 529 Savings Plan using payroll deduction. The 529 Savings Plan is an investment plan operated by the state, designed to help families save for future college costs.

Bereavement Leave

In case of a death in the immediate family, full-time employees will receive up to three scheduled work days off with pay. Eligible part-time employees will receive time off on a pro-rated basis. Immediate family includes your spouse, domestic partner, children, parents, parents-in-law, brothers, sisters, stepchildren, grandparents, grandchildren and those for whom you are a legal guardian.

Credit Union

You and your family may join the State Employees Credit Union (SECU).A variety of checking, savings and loan privileges are available to members.

Direct Deposit

UMMC offers you the opportunity to have your biweekly paycheck directly deposited into your checking account at any financial institution.

Cafeteria Discount

As a UMMC employee, you are eligible for a discount in the hospital cafeteria when you display your employee badge.

MTA Commuter Benefit Program

The MTA Commuter Benefit Program allows employees to save money on their monthly MTA passes. These passes can be used for unlimited travel on local buses, the Light Rail or the Metro Subway.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential counseling and referral service available to all employees and their family members. The EAP is staffed by trained mental health professionals, and all EAP services are provided free of charge to employees.

Employee Discount Programs

As an additional benefit of employment at UMMC, The University of Maryland Medical System has contracted with a web-based discount vendor to offer special discounts to UMMS staff. From taking a special vacation to buying a computer or mobile phone, or just going to dinner, national and local discounts are available.

HIV Benefit

Because UMMC is concerned about your health and welfare, an employee diagnosed as HIV positive within six months of a documented work-related injury or exposure will be provided compensation equal to two times their annual base pay, to a maximum of $250,000. There is no cost to employees for this benefit.

Military Service Leave

Employees who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard will be granted a leave of absence for military service, training or other obligations in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. UMMC will pay the difference between military pay and the employee’s regular base pay for up to two weeks.

Social Security

UMMS contributes equally to the cost of this government plan. Social Security is designed to provide you with retirement income, as well as benefits in case of disability or death, and Medicare benefits at age 65.

Workers' Compensation

You are covered for medical expenses and lost work time due to injury or illness that is job-related. Also, your survivors are protected in case of your death due to a job-related injury or illness.

Unemployment Insurance

In the event that you are laid off or you lose your employment through no fault of your own, and you are actively looking for another job, you may be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits. This benefit is a certain portion of your salary and is administered through the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED). DEED determines your eligibility for this benefit; however, the unemployment benefits are funded dollar-for-dollar by UMMS.

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