UM Health-Sparrow Invests in You

At University of Michigan Health-Sparrow, we believe Caregivers are our most valued asset and investing in our Caregivers by offering highly competitive benefits is what distinguishes us as an employer of choice. Our comprehensive benefit options allow you to choose plans and coverage that fit your needs.

Medical Health, Dental, and Vision

University of Michigan Health-Sparrow offers a variety of health, dental, and vision options providing different levels of coverage, including PPO, HSA, and HMO health options and comprehensive dental and vision choices. Though Caregiver cost sharing is minimal, UM Health-Sparrow offers additional savings to eligible Caregivers to reduce health premiums.

Income Protection Plans

We recognize the value and peace of mind income protection plans provide our Caregivers and their families. At University of Michigan Health-Sparrow, most benefit eligible Caregivers receive short-term and long-term disability benefits and basic life insurance at no cost, plus options to purchase additional coverage for yourself or your dependents. 

Retirement Savings Plan

University of Michigan Health-Sparrow provides a generous 401(k) savings plan with immediate enrollment upon hire and access to diverse fund options. An automatic deferral of 6% of pay will be deducted from each paycheck as soon as administratively possible following a 60-day opt-out period. Matching employer contributions and an annual lump sum contribution after meeting service requirements assists Caregivers in achieving their retirement savings goal.

Time-Off Benefits

The value of work life balance is inherent in University of Michigan Health-Sparrow's culture. Time-off accrual begins immediately for all benefit eligible Caregivers and time-off earned is varied based on your job class. University of Michigan Health-Sparrow recognizes six major holidays. Generous leave of absence programs are additional sources of monetary benefits for eligible Caregivers.

Flexible Spending Accounts

To assist you in maximizing your earnings and reducing taxable income, we offer options for contributing to health care and dependent care spending accounts to pay for qualified medical and childcare expenses.

Voluntary Benefits

University of Michigan Health-Sparrow offers Caregiver paid, optional benefits that provide additional financial protection with premiums payable through payroll deduction for benefit eligible Caregivers. Because the plans are voluntary, you can customize your coverage by choosing from a range of plans that offer a combination of benefits and features that meet your personal and family insurance needs. These plans include Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity insurance.

Tuition Assistance

We value service longevity and provide eligible Caregivers a tuition assistance program to promote learning and achievement of educational and career goals. Additional reimbursement is available for registered nurses to obtain a BSN, as well as on-site education classes and training.

Additional Benefits

In addition to our core benefits, we offer other benefits you may not expect, but that enhance your career and add value to your personal life such as: 
  • Concierge Service
  • Daycare Discounts Available
  • Fitness Centers
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical and Pharmacy Discounts
  • Vision and Hearing Aid Discounts
  • Direct Deposit and e-Pay
  • Discounted Michigan Athletic Club membership
  • Mentoring Program

As the region's largest health system, University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is committed to offering competitive, cost effective benefits that recruit and retain a workforce dedicated to our mission, vision, and values.

It’s not a destination, it’s a journey.

At University of Michigan Health-Sparrow, we are committed to maintaining a caring, respectful and inclusive culture that supports and values the diversity of our patients, caregivers and the community. Every day, we strive to be a place of healing where everyone feels like they belong – because everyone does.

Our culture is driven by our Mission: To improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time. We welcome and support a diverse workforce to accomplish our mission, and our VALUES guide our caregivers as we provide care for our patients. The expectation for our caregivers is to adhere to our ICARE values daily and continue to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment to work and to receive care.  

Through our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Department, UM Health-Sparrow uses evidence-based practices and cultural competency training to ensure that the differences among our patients, caregivers and the communities we serve are recognized and respected.
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