SIU School of Medicine Benefits

We are excited about your interest in employment at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. SIU Medicine offers an exceptional benefits program to help meet our employees' diverse needs. This page will acquaint you with the fringe benefits you will be eligible to receive as an employee at SIU School of Medicine. If you would like additional information or answers to specific questions about any of the benefits outlined, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Benefits include:

Paid time off: Includes 13 paid holidays per year. Accrual rates vary based on employment type and years of service

Paid sick time: Use for personal illness, doctor visits or if your immediate family members fall ill

Health, Dental and Life insurance

Optional life insurance: Your spouse and dependents can enroll in State term life and university-sponsored term life insurance.

Prescription: Plan participants enrolled in any state health plan have prescription drug benefits included in the coverage.

Long-term disability insurance

Flexible spending accounts: Optional, IRS tax-favored program that enables you to stretch medical expense and dependent care dollars

Voluntary retirement accounts: Optional plans include the State of Illinois Deferred Compensation Plan (457) and Tax Deferred Annuity (403b).

Tuition Waiver/Tuition Reimbursement: Continue your graduate or undergraduate education with the help of tuition waivers or tuition reimbursement

► Leaves of absence: Includes FMLA and Extended Sick Leave Benefits for qualified employees

► Employee Assistance Program: Access free and confidential support, including counseling services, and information during difficult times

Download a brief summary of employee benefits