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. Medical contributions are based on your annual rate of pay as of November 1, 2013 or (if later) as of the date you first become eligible to enroll. Your payroll contribution amount will remain the same for the entire 2014 plan year, even if you have a salary adjustment after that date. Dental contributions to enroll dependents are determined by your coverage choice but not your pay rate.
You can access a table of rates for all of the University's health benefits (Medical/Vision and Dental) by following the link below. NOTE: The medical rates shown for dependents includes the cost to cover yourself.
> 2014 Monthly Rates
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.