As a new resident or fellow to UB Graduate Medical Education, we know there are many subjects to learn and questions to answer. See below for a variety of subjects that routinely come up in conversations and emails.
If you don't find the information you are looking for here, please contact the Human Resources staff. Scroll to the bottom for expertise bullets found next to each HR team member’s name.
For expedited service, send your email to: UBGMEHR@BUFFALO.EDU, responses are routinely provided within 24 – 48 hours of a business day. Helpful Tips for Employment & Benefit Communications
UB IT – Help Center and Links regarding UBIT
This is an important identifier that will be associated with your name during residency and fellowship training employment. You will receive this information after completing the Dynamic Form provided in onboarding package #1. GME HR Senior Programmer/Data Analyst, Jason Crosby, can be contacted if you haven’t received your UBIT prior to start date.
For Information Regarding Medical Benefits (Need UBIT and Password to access)
o Address Changes
o Enrolling new Spouse/Dependents
o Name Changes
o Adjusting Benefits due to Qualifying Life Event (QLE)
Highmark WNY (formerly known as Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY)
o Request Insurance Cards - Customer Service Phone number
· Toll Free (800) 544-BLUE (2583)
· Local (716) 884-2800
o Hours of Operation
o Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
o Saturday & Sunday: Closed
· Includes but not limited to: COBRA continuation of specific coverages, Workers’ Compensation, short term and long term disability, Sick and Vacation time
· Workers’ Compensation
o Residents and Fellow should NOT provide their own insurance card to hospital ER or EHS office staff if injured on the job
o Incident report must be completed by hospital ER or EHS office where you were treated and sent to COEM
o Coverage while training, policy specifics based on hospital location and separate policy purchased for VA rotations
· Employee Health Records through Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine (COEM)
· Diplomas and Completion of Training Certificates