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Physician Benefits

At Cook Children's, quality patient care through trained staff is one of our organization's core values. We appreciate your talent and the rewards awaiting you at Cook Children's include a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and professional growth opportunities.

Comprehensive health care plan

Cook Children's offers three comprehensive health care plans, available to all full- and half-time employees.

Dental insurance

We offer full- and half-time employees a choice between a comprehensive PPO plan and a dental HMO plan. Both plans offer orthodontia coverage.

Life insurance

Cook Children's Healthcare System provides full-time employees with Basic Life/AD&D coverage at 3X annual salary (maximum $1,000,000). In addition, Supplemental Life, Spouse Life and Child Life are available for purchase by full- and half-time employees (up to the maximum amounts in the table below).

Maximum Amount
Supplemental Life 4 times your salary or $750,000
Spouse Life $30,000
Child Life $10,000

Long-term disability

full- and half-time employees have the option of purchasing long-term disability coverage. Premiums are based on salary and the coverage is 60% of the employee's base salary, with a maximum benefit of $10,000 a month.

Short-term disability

full- and half-time employees have the option of purchasing short-term disability coverage. Premiums are based on salary and the coverage is 60% of the employee's base salary, with a maximum benefit of $3,000 a week.

Retirement plan

All employees are eligible to make pre-tax and/or post-tax (Roth) contributions to the Cook Children's 403(b) plan and will receive corresponding matching funds in the Cook Children's 401(a). Matching contributions will be based on your contribution level to the 403(b) and your years of service (see chart below).

Completed Years of Service If you put in at least this percentage Employer will match up to this percentage of salary contributed
Less than 5 years 4% 4%
5 to 6 years 5% 5%
6 to 11 years 5% 6.25%
Over 11 years 5% 7.50%

Concierge services

Located at the medical center campus, these services are available to all employees and include access to discount amusement park and movie tickets, laundry service, travel agency, transportation arrangements, party planning, massage therapy, ordering flowers and gift baskets, and much more.