Medical Plans

The University of Chicago offers four medical plans for 2017.  

The University of Chicago offers two different types of medical plans to choose from, two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan and two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans.  You can compare the four plans to determine which one best suits your medical needs.

The PPOs provide true insurance for the cost of medically necessary treatment for illness and injury, while maintaining your freedom to choose providers.

The HMOs reduce medical care costs by keeping you healthy and managing the costs that are incurred by monitoring your care and limiting your choice of providers.

Medical Plans Offered

Cost of Coverage

You and the University of Chicago share the monthly cost for medical coverage. The University pays the majority of the costs. Your cost is based on

  • The plan you choose;
  • The coverage level you choose (yourself only, yourself + spouse/partner, yourself + child(ren), yourself + family);
  • Your annual salary; and
  • Whether you are a full-time or part-time employee.

Your cost is automatically deducted from your paycheck before income taxes are withheld. The premium may be adjusted each year.

The Choice is Yours

Need help choosing a medical plan? Answer a few simple questions about your medical benefit needs. Then in just a few minutes, The Choice Is Yours, will suggest the medical plan that is right for you based on your responses. Your responses are anonymous and you can use the tool multiple times. Visit to find your choices.

Women's Health FRiends & family program 

All Maroon Plan and UCHP medical plan participants can receive care from top specialists in women's health through the University of Chicago's Women's Health Friends and Family Program. This program offers convenient, quality obstetric and gynecologic care. Visits are centrally located at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. To get started, call 773.834.7999 or email