University of Washington/University of Washington Physicians

(Limited Associates, Volunteers, and Associates/Members less than .5 FTE are not eligible for benefits from UWP)

UWP benefits for Associates and Members (.5 FTE or greater):

Other benefits:

Medical License renewal

UWP will reimburse medical license renewals at the division's discretion. Please note the following:

  • You must first pay out of pocket and then submit to UWP for reimbursement 
  • The renewal fees are paid by UWP but come out of the division's funds flow
  • The division may cover renewals for any provider, including volunteers, mid-levels, etc.

UW Physicians will process the annual dues renewal from Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and King County Medical Society (KCMS). The UWP practice agreements vary as to how WSMA and KCMS renewals are addressed. Some agreements indicate UWP “shall pay” the renewal and others indicate that UWP “may pay” with department/division approval.

Note: UWP will process renewals only. To begin your membership, contact the organization directly to request an application. You will need to pay the initial dues yourself. 

Termination benefits

UWP and CUMG have ended the termination benefits program and will not be offering this benefit to new personnel. Those individuals eligible for termination benefits before March 15, 1999 will remain eligible for this benefit.


In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation – unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement
  • 10 Federal holidays with pay
  • 5 Days paid authorized absence to attend CME (subject to change)


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits (pension), and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service
  • The Federal Government also provides a basic contribution and matching contribution, depending on the amount of the employee contribution. For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension.
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement