Eligibility for Modified Part-time Faculty Benefit Plan
Bargaining unit members who are eligible for the Health Care Reimbursement Program, Group Dental/Vision Benefits, Group Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D insurance (the "Modified Benefits") under Syracuse University policies and benefit plans as of the date of this Agreement, and who maintain eligibility based on University rules for eligibility under those policies and plans as may be modified from time to time, will continue to be eligible to receive benefits under those policies and plans (subject to modifications).
Participation in the University's benefit plans and policies is contingent on each eligible employee completing all enrollment requirements and satisfying all eligibility requirements in each applicable plan or policy.
In the event there is during the term of this Agreement a change of content or cost (including a reduction or elimination of a benefit in whole or in part) in any of the benefits for non-represented, exempt employees of the University included in the Modified Benefits (Group Dental/Vision Benefits, Group Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D insurance), such establishment, or change of content or cost shall be concurrently implemented for the part-time faculty members covered by this Agreement so that part-time faculty shall be subject to the same benefit eligibility requirements that apply to such non-represented exempt employees for all aspects of the Modified Benefits. The Employer has the sole authority to make all decisions on changes or additions to the benefit plan except the Health Care Reimbursement Program.
Bargaining unit members are eligible for the Modified Benefits plan when they have completed the probation period and are teaching at least 3 credit hours in both the Fall and Spring semester.
Employees who are eligible for and/or are enrolled in the Modified Benefits are not eligible for the Specified benefits set forth in this Article (Specified Benefits).
The Modified Benefits became effective January 1, 2009.
|2012 Calendar Year||2013 Calendar Year||2014 Calendar Year|
|Eligible bargaining unit member purchasing private health insurance plan or paying into a non-employer based group plan||$130 per credit hour
$1,300 annual cap
|$140 per credit hour
$1,400 annual cap
|$150 per credit hour
$1,500 annual cap
|Eligible bargaining unit member purchasing health care insurance through another employer||$65 per credit hour
$650 annual cap
|$70 per credit hour
$700 annual cap
|$75 per credit hour
$750 annual cap
All funds must be used during the benefit plan year and can only be used to reimburse for private health insurance plan purchased by the bargaining unit member or for contributions to a health insurance plan offered to a bargaining unit member through another employer (other than Syracuse University). Reimbursements are only paid to bargaining unit members when they are purchasing the plan and are listed as the primary insured.
The per credit hour contribution is calculated on the class load and credit hours completed at the end of each semester.
Part-time Faculty eligible for the Modified Benefit Plan can purchase preventive or comprehensive dental coverage. Options include coverage for the individual or the individual and eligible dependents.
Part-time faculty who elect Dental coverage may also purchase coverage in the standard SU Vision plan.
Enrollment in the Dental or Dental/Vision plan requires a 2 year commitment.
contribution to the Dental Plan
Group Life Insurance
Part-time Faculty eligible for the Modified Benefit plan will receive $10,000 of basic term life insurance paid by the University. Basic coverage drops to $6,500 at age 65.
Supplemental Life Insurance Coverage
Employees eligible to receive Basic Life Insurance may also elect to purchase additional coverage for themselves.
Part-time Faculty members may purchase additional coverage of $10,000, $20,000, $40,000, $60,000, $80,000, or $100,000.
Proof of insurability is required for life insurability in excess of $20,000.
Dependent Life Insurance
Bargaining unit members may purchase dependent life insurance for eligible dependents.
Part-time faculty eligible to receive Basic Life Insurance may also elect to purchase dependent life insurance for covered dependents.
Coverage in an amount not to exceed the employee's own supplemental life coverage may be purchased for an employee's spouse/same sex domestic partner.
Part-time Faculty members may purchase coverage for a spouse/qualified same sex domestic partner of $10,000, $20,000, $40,000, $60,000, $80,000, or $100,000.
Proof of insurability is required for life insurance in excess of $20,000.
Coverage of $10,000 may be purchased for an employee's children.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Part-time faculty eligible for the Modified Benefit plan will receive $3,000 of basic AD&D coverage paid by the University.