> Change in Employment Status

Impact on Benefits if Transfer from Full-time to Part-time Status For Regular Faculty and Staff

BenefitChange from full-time to part-time at least 20 hours but less than 37.5Change from full-time to part-time less than 20 hours
Medical
  • Premiums change to part-time rates
  • Spousal surcharge no longer applies
  • May change or cancel coverage within 31 days of change in standard hours
  • Part-time service recognized for determining retiree medical eligibility
  • Coverage ends as of the end of the month in which standard hours fall below 20
  • May be eligible for either ACA coverage or COBRA coverage
  • If meet rule of 65 at time of reduction in standard hours to less than 20, retain eligibility for retiree medical but cannot enroll until fully retire
Dental
  • Premiums change to part-time rates
  • May change or cancel coverage within 31 days of change in standard hours
  • Part-time service recognized for determining retiree dental eligibility
  • Coverage ends as of the end of the month in which standard hours fall below 20
  • May be eligible for COBRA coverage
  • If meet rule of 65 at time of reduction in standard hours to less than 20, retain eligibility for retiree dental but cannot enroll until fully retire
Vision
  • No change to premiums
  • No change to coverage
  • Part-time service recognized for determining retiree vision eligibility
  • Coverage ends as of the end of the month in which standard hours fall below 20
  • May be eligible for COBRA coverage
  • If meet rule of 65 at time of reduction in standard hours to less than 20, retain eligibility for retiree vision but cannot enroll until fully retire
Life & AD&D
  • Benefit coverage and contributions calculated on reduced base pay
  • May change or cancel coverage at any time
  • Coverage ends as of the end of the month in which standard hours fall below 20
  • May be eligible to convert or port coverage within 31 days of date coverage ends
  • If meet rule of 65 at time of reduction in standard hours to less than 20, retain eligibility for retiree life
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

May change contribution amount within 31 days of change in standard hours

  • Coverage ends as of the end of the month in which standard hours fall below 20
  • Can file reimbursement claims for expenses incurred prior to reduction in standard hours through April 30 of the following calendar year
Health Savings Account (HSA)May change contribution amount at any time
  • Contributions stop
  • Employee owns the account and the funds in the account and can continue to use it
Retirement Medical Savings Account (RMSA)May change contribution amount at any time
  • Contributions stop
  • Cannot access funds until terminate employment
Short-Term Medical Disability (Staff Only)Benefit coverage amount calculated on reduced base payEligibility for coverage ends on date standard hours fall below 20
Long-Term Disability
  • Benefit coverage amount calculated on reduced base pay
  • If enrolled in LTD supplemental option and base pay falls below $160,000, supplemental coverage ends
  • If enrolled in LTD buy-up or supplemental options, contributions also calculated on reduced base pay
Eligibility for coverage ends on date standard hours fall below 20
Caregiver/Parental LeaveNot eligibleNot eligible
403(b) Retirement Savings PlanEmployee and university contributions are calculated based on reduced base payEmployee and university contributions are calculated based on reduced base pay
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Remain eligible to contribute as long as earning above the Social Security Wage Base
  • If earning below the Social Security Wage Base, contributions stop
  • Remain eligible to contribute as long as earning above the Social Security Wage Base
  • If earning below the Social Security Wage Base, contributions stop
  • Cannot receive distribution until employment ends
Dependent Tuition
  • If semester has begun, will retain the full-time benefit for the remainder of the semester.
  • For future semesters, eligible for part-time benefit if service requirement met
  • If meet rule of 65 and have completed at least seven consecutive full-time years of service (or the equivalent number of part-time years of service) prior to date of transfer to part-time status, remain eligible for full-time benefit
  • If semester has begun, will retain the full-time benefit for the remainder of the semester.
  • For future semesters, not eligible
  • If meet rule of 65 and have completed at least seven consecutive full-time years of service (or the equivalent number of part-time years of service) prior to date scheduled hours fall below 20, remain eligible for full-time benefit
Employee/Spouse Tuition
  • If semester has begun, will retain the benefit for the remainder of the semester
  • Not eligible for classes beginning after move to part-time status
  • If semester has begun, will retain the benefit for the remainder of the semester
  • Not eligible for classes beginning after standard hours fall below 20
Retiree Medical, Dental and Vision

Part-time service recognized for determining retiree medical, dental and vision eligibility

If meet rule of 65 at time of reduction in standard hours to less than 20, retain eligibility for retiree medical, dental and vision but cannot enroll until fully retire