You are eligible to enroll in Seattle University health and other insurance benefits if you are a staff employee who is regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week or if you are a faculty member assigned 17.5 (or more) work units on a full academic-year contract.
Eligible dependents for medical, dental, vision, life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance include:
- Your legal spouse or state registered domestic partner, and
- Your children under the age of 26 (natural children, stepchildren, foster children, adopted children, children for whom you are the court appointed guardian).
A Legally Domiciled Adult may be enrolled in certain benefit plans in lieu of a spouse or registered domestic partner subject to additional certification requirements. Available coverage choices include medical, dental and vision insurance. Under certain conditions, eligible faculty and staff may also purchase similar coverage for the dependent children of a Legally Domiciled Adult. Contact Human Resources to discuss eligibility and certification requirements of a Legally Domiciled Adult.
Seattle University pays 100% of the premium for dental, vision, basic life and basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) for benefits eligible faculty and staff. Your contributions for medical plan coverage depend on your annual pay rate. Health premiums are deducted on a before-tax basis for the employee and to cover family members that qualify as tax dependents. “Before-tax” means the deductions are taken from your gross pay before federal withholding and Social Security taxes are calculated and withheld. If you choose to participate in Flexible Spending Accounts, these deductions are also on a before-tax basis.
Due to IRS regulations, insurance premiums are taxable for certain covered individuals who do not qualify as tax dependents. Dependents for whom your insurance premium may be taxable include a same sex spouse, registered domestic partner, Legally Domiciled Adult and a Legally Domiciled Adult’s child or children.