UPG Employee Benefits
IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR UPG EMPLOYEES REGARDING COVID-19
Employees on a partial schedule reduction or furlough:
All employees remain eligible for benefits. Additionally, the start and end of either a partial schedule reduction or furlough is considered a qualifying life event. You can make changes to your elections during Open Enrollment for a July 1 effective date or you can plan to make changes to your elections when you return from furlough. Your benefits team is available to assist you during this time.
Please review these FAQs for information on how your partial schedule reduction or furlough affects your benefits and leave and time reporting.
TIAA representatives have shifted to virtual appointments or phone calls in place of in-person appointments. TIAA phone centers are experiences a significant uptick in activity, with peak times between 10 am - 2 pm. Please see the below age-based and retirement-age based communications from TIAA to read details on how COVID-19 impacts your retirement.
The University of Virginia Physicians Group (UPG) is a physician + provider-led, administratively supported group practice which operates for the benefit of the University, UVA Health, and UVA School of Medicine’s 21 clinical departments.
UPG is an independent 501(c)3 University Associated Organization (UAO), and is governed by its own Board of Directors with a public majority. As a separate employer, UPG offers a separate benefits package from UVA and the Medical Center and maintains separate benefit and leave policies.
The University of Virginia Physicians Group compares benefits and other aspects of the compensation package with those offered by other academic and healthcare organizations. We have found that these aspects of our total compensation package continue to meet or exceed what peer institutions provide, and we are committed to ongoing improvements. Whether it’s planning for your future or helping UVA Health advance its mission, UPG will continue to provide you with benefits and programs that enhance the value of your total compensation.
Learn about benefits UPG employees receive below.