Skip to main content
IUP artmark

Health Plan Costs

  • Employee contributions to health plan costs for AFSCME, SCUPA and PSSU employees:

    Employees hired before August 1, 2003

    Full-Time AFSCME, SCUPA, and PSSU Employees

    Effective July 1, 2017: If you did not complete the wellness screening by 12/31/16, your contribution rate changes to 2.25 percent plus a surcharge of 30 percent of the least expensive plan’s premium, which is $1,616.94 annually, $62.19 biweekly. Your contribution is only 2.25 percent if you completed the wellness screening.

    Biweekly gross salary excludes premium or supplemental payments such as overtime, shift differentials, higher class pay, etc.

    Employees will be eligible for an employee contribution waiver of 2.25 percent if the employee and his/her qualifying spouse/domestic partner participates in the PEBTF’s Get Healthy Program

    Part-Time AFSCME, SCUPA, and PSSU Employees 

    In addition to the biweekly contribution outlined above, part-time employees will also be required to contribute 50 percent of the plan cost depending on the type (PPO, HMO, or Consumer Driven) and size (single or multi-party) of the plan. These contributions are taken as biweekly, pre-tax payroll deductions.  Contact the Office of Human Resources for actual costs.

    Employees hired on or after August 1, 2003

    Full-Time AFSCME, SCUPA, and PSSU Employees

    If electing to enroll in a PEBTF health plan (health and/or supplemental coverage (vision, dental, and hearing), employees will be required to contribute a percentage of their biweekly gross salary for their health care contributions as follows:

    • Effective July 1, 2017: If you did not complete the wellness screening by 12/31/16, your contribution rate changes to 2.25 percent plus a surcharge of 30 percent of the least expensive plan’s premium, which is $1,616.94 annually, $62.19 biweekly. Your contribution is only 2.25 percent if you completed the wellness screening.

    Biweekly gross salary excludes premium or supplemental payments such as overtime, shift differentials, higher class pay, etc.

    Employees will be eligible for an employee contribution waiver of 2.25 percent if the employee and his/her qualifying spouse/domestic partner participates in the PEBTF’s Get Healthy Program.

    Additional Costs: Choice PPO Plan Option and Adding Dependents to Coverage 

    Full-time AFSCME, SCUPA, or PSSU employees electing enrollment in the Choice PPO plan, in addition to the employee contribution of 2.25 percent of biweekly gross salary plus the 30 percent surcharge of the least expensive plan's premium (2.25 percent if participating in the Get Healthy Program), employees will pay a biweekly buy-up cost of $11.54 for single coverage or $23.08 for family coverage. There is no additional cost above the percentage of salary health care contribution for the Basic PPO plan or the PEBTF Custom HMO plan.

    Full-time AFSCME, SCUPA, or PSSU employees electing dependent medical coverage for the first six months of employment in addition to the employee contribution of 2.25 percent of biweekly gross salary plus the 30 percent surcharge of the least expensive plan’s premium (2.25 percent only if participating in the Get Healthy Program), employees will pay a biweekly dependent buy-up cost of $350.63 for the Choice PPO plan, $327.55 for the Basic PPO plan or $336.00 for the PEBTF Custom HMO plan.

    Part-Time AFSCME, SCUPA, and PSSU Employees 

    In addition to the biweekly contribution outlined above, part-time employees will also be required to contribute 50 percent of the plan cost depending on the type (Choice PPO, Basic PPO, or PEBTF Custom HMO) and size (single or multi-party) of the plan. There is also a cost for prescription drug coverage and vision, dental, and hearing benefits. Eligibility for vision, dental, and hearing benefits begins with the employee’s seventh month of employment. 

    Biweekly Employee Contributions for the First Six Months

      Single
    January 1, 2017 to
    December 31, 2017
    Family
    January 1, 2017 to
    December 31, 2017
    Choice PPO $113.07 $455.49
    Basic PPO $103.66 $431.21
    Custom HMO $106.33 $442.33
    Prescription Drug
    purchased separately
    $70.44 $174.76

    Biweekly Employee Contributions After Six Months

    Single Coverage
      Medical Only Prescription Drug Only Supplemental Only Medical and Prescription Drug Medical and Supplemental Medical, Prescription Drug and Supplemental
    Choice PPO $113.07 $27.10 $5.35 $140.17 $118.42 $145.52
    Basic PPO $103.66 $27.10 $5.35 $130.76 $109.01 $136.11
    Custom HMO $106.33 $27.10 $5.35 $133.43 $111.68 $138.78
                 
    Family Coverage
      Medical Only Prescription Drug Only Supplemental Only Medical and Prescription Drug Medical and Supplemental Medical, Prescription Drug and Supplemental
    Choice PPO $284.29 $69.90 $13.78 $354.19 $298.07 $367.97
    Basic PPO $267.43 $69.90 $13.78 $337.33 $281.21 $351.11
    Custom HMO $274.33 $69.90 $13.78 $344.23 $288.11 $358.01