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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.

Basic Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

For full-time employees, two times your annual base salary up to $500,000 is provided by Cook Children’s Health Care System.

Additional, Dependant and Spouse Life Insurance

In addition to the basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Cook Children’s, there are a variety of individual life insurance options that can be purchased by full and half-time employees through payroll deductions, up to the maximum amounts in the table below.


Maximum Amount

Additional Life

4 times your salary or $750,000

Spouse Life


Child Life


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 may purchase short-term disability coverage in the amount of 60% of their base rate of pay. These benefits begin 45 days after the date of disability and the maximum benefit available is $1,000 per week for a maximum of 20 weeks.

Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to make pre-tax 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



5 to 6 years



6 to 11 years



Over 11 years



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