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UARSC Benefits Summary
For Regular Employees

Below you will find a summary of the benefits offered to Regular UARSC Employees. Regular UARSC employees are appointed for at least one (1) year and a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week.  For more detailed information visit our Employee Handbook or you may contact UARSC Human Resources at (760) 750-4700.

GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE (CalPERS Employer Code 7372)
ph. (888) 225-7377

UARSC shares the monthly premium cost with its regular employees for health insurance. Regular employees are those employees appointed to a position for a minimum of one (1) year, working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week. The Foundation has contracted with the California Public Employees, Retirement System (CalPERS) for medical benefits. Please view the CalPERS medical benefit summary for more information.  Employees may select one of the six following medical plan options (effective 1/1/14):

--Blue Shield Net Value ph: (800) 334-5847
Monthly Rate


UARSC
Contributes

Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (0641)
$457.17 $457.17 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (0642)
$914.34 $914.34 $0 $0
Employee + 2 or more (0643)
$1,188.64 $1,188.64 $0 $0
--Blue Shield of California HMO ph: (800) 334-5847 
Monthly Rate UARSC
Contributes
Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (3041)
$543.21 $543.21 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (3042)
$1,086.42 $1,086.42 $0 $0
Employee + 2 or more (3043)
$1,1412.35 $1,412.35 $0 $0
--Kaiser Permanente HMO ph: (800) 464-4000
Monthly Rate UARSC
Contributes
Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (3081)
$602.79 $602.79 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (3082)
$1,205.58 $1,205.58 $0 $0
Employee + 2 or more (3083)
$1,567.25 $1,559.00 $8.25 $4.13
--PERS CARE PPO (Blue Cross 90/10) ph: (800) 444-2595
Monthly Rate UARSC
Contributes
Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (3281)
$638.22 $638.22 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (3282)
$1,276.44 $1,218.00 $58.44 $29.22
Employee + 2 or more (3283)
$1,659.37 $1,559.00 $100.37 $50.18
--PERS Select  ph: (800) 444-2595
Monthly Rate UARSC
Contributes
Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (0821)
$586.32 $586.32 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (0822)
$1,172.64 $1,172.64 $0 $0
Employee + 2 or more (0823)
$1,524.43 $1,524.43 $0 $0
--PERS Choice PPO (Blue Cross 80/20) ph: (800) 633-0337
Monthly Rate UARSC
Contributes
Employee Contributes Monthly Employee Contributes Per Check
Employee (3231)
$612.25 $612.25 $0 $0
Employee + 1 (3232)
$1,224.50 $1,218.00 $6.50 $3.25
Employee + 2 or more (3233)
$1,591.85 $1,559.00 $32.85 $16.43
DENTAL INSURANCE (Delta Dental Group#4561-0026) ph: (800) 777-5854 

UARSC contributes 100% of the monthly premium for dental insurance for each regular employee and 100% of the monthly premium for spouses and eligible dependents.

VISION INSURANCE (Vision Service Plan #122 39 472) ph: (800) 877-7195 

UARSC contributes 100% of the monthly premium for vision insurance for each regular employee and 100% of the monthly premium for spouses and eligible dependents. Regular employees are also eligible for Computer Vision Care through this benefit that allows employees to obtain corrective eyewear designed to meet specific health and vision needs of computer users.

LIFE INSURANCE – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife)

UARSC contributes 100% of the premium for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for regular employees. Both benefits are equal to one times your Annual Earnings up to a maximum of $50,000.  Employees are also eligible to select Optional Life and AD&D insurance programs.  Please see Human Resources for further details about these benefits.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife)

UARSC contributes 100% of the premium for Long-Term Disability insurance for regular employees. Benefits are 66 2/3% of the first $7,500 of your Pre-disability Earnings, reduced by Deductible Income.

LONG-TERM CARE (CalPERS

Regular employees are eligible to participate in a Long-Term Care program provided through CalPERS.  This benefit allows employees to establish benefits for their long term care needs and is voluntary.  For more information, visit the CalPERS website.

AFLAC - Supplemental Insurance Coverage
RETIREMENT PLAN – TIAA/CREF ph: (800) 842-2252

UARSC offers a defined contribution retirement plan that operates under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The Plan was established on September 1, 1997. The purpose of the Plan is to provide retirement benefits for participating employees. Benefits are provided through TIAA-CREF. Regular employees are eligible to participate in the retirement plan on the first day of the month following date of hire. When you begin participation in the Plan, contributions will be made automatically to the funding vehicles that you've chosen.  Please view the Summary Plan Description for more information (Jan 8, 2010:  temporarily unavailable online - call Michelle in HR at (760) 750-3511).

The contributions are based on a percentage of your compensation, according to the schedule as follows:

  • 8% contribution by the institution (UARSC)
  • 3% Minimum contribution by the employee

Additionally, eligible employees are immediately 100% vested within this plan.

(NOTE: Employees may contribute additional amounts up to the maximum allowable limits allowed by Federal Law)

CAFETERIA PLAN Administered by PayPro Administrators ph: (800) 427-4549

UARSC offers its regular employees choices related to its benefit programs. The UARSC Cafeteria Plan qualifies as a cafeteria plan under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Because of this plan, employees can choose from several tax savings options related to their benefits. Those options include:

  • Pre-Tax Medical Premiums
  • Benefits for Cash Program (cash back in lieu of benefits)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Please visit the Cafeteria Plan Summary for more details about UARSC's Cafeteria Plan options.

VACATION PAY

Regular Employees may accrue Vacation at the following rates:

Service Requirements Monthly Accrual Rate Annual
Accrual Rate
"Cap"
(Max. Accrual)
1 month to 3 years
(1-36 months)
6.66 hours 80 hours 160 hours
Years 4 thru 6
(37-72 months)
10.00 hours 120 hours 240 hours
Year 7 thru 9
(73-108 months)
11.33 hours 136 hours 272 hours
Years 10 thru 15
(109-180 months)
13.33 hours 160 hours 326 hours
Year 16 +
(181 + months)
16.00 hours 192 hours 384 hours
 
 


Note: Regular Employees who work less than 40 hours per week qualify for vacation on a pro-rata basis.

PERSONAL TIME OFF (PTO)

Regular Employees accrue PTO at the rate of six (6) hours per month (3 hours per pay period). PTO may be used for a personal illness, medical appointments, school appointments, observance of religious holidays, or to conduct personal business.

Note: Regular Employees that work less than forty (40) hours per week qualify for PTO on a pro-rata basis.

HOLIDAY PAY (13 DAYS)

Employees who are regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week and who have been appointed for a period in excess of six months qualify for Holiday Pay. Those holidays are: January 1st; Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday; Lincoln’s Birthday; Washington’s Birthday; Cesar Chavez’s Birthday, Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Admission Day; Columbus Day; Veteran’s Day; Thanksgiving Day; December 25th; and other days designated by the Governor as a public holiday. Please see the current Holiday Schedule located on our website for further information.

Note: Regular Employees that work less than forty (40) hours per week qualify for holiday pay on a pro-rata basis.

PERSONAL HOLIDAY

In addition to the 13 holidays observed by UARSC, regular employees receive Personal Holiday time each year. Personal Holiday time is available for all eligible employees to use as of January 1st of each year and must be used by December 31st. The Personal Holiday is capped at a day and one half (1 1/2) each year and must be used in one full day increment (8 hours) and one half day increment (4 hours).

Note: Regular Employees that work less than forty (40) hours per week qualify for the personal holiday on a pro-rata basis.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

UARSC has established an Education Reimbursement Program which assists regular employees who aspire to higher levels of skills and professional competencies. Educational reimbursement may be used for successful completion of accredited courses leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree that supports the mission of UARSC. UARSC will reimburse the employee's semester/quarter tuition costs or fees up to $3,200.00 per calendar year (prorated for all Regular employees not working full time or less than 40 hours per week).  Transportation expense, parking fees, books, lab fees and other related expenses are NOT covered.

To qualify, a Regular employee must be employed by UARSC for one year and must apply before beginning the coursework. In addition, funds must be available and the application approved by the employee's supervisor well in advance. Please visit the Career Development Education Reimbursement Program Page or contact Human Resources for additional information about this benefit. 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) Horizon Health ph: (800) 342-8111

Most of us manage our lives successfully.  There are times, however, when personal problems interfere with relationships, job performance, and physcial health.  Everyone can benefit from help when these difficulties arise.  That's why UARSC is providing a special employee benefit call an Employee Assitance Program (EAP).

EAP & WorkLife services are accessible online at www.horizoncarelink.com.

Username:  CSU San Marcos   
Password:  eap

What is EAP? Your EAP is a professional counseling service to assist you and your family members through a period of personal difficulty.  Horizon Health, a private firm specializing in Employee Assistance Programs, is your provider.  Horizon Health's staff consists of trained and experienced licensed clinical professionals with special expertise in counseling individuals with personal problems.

What Services are Available?  The EAP provides confidential services for a wide range of concerns that include: Marital/relationship issues, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, legal questions, financial issues, coping with change, bereavement or grief, and self-esteem.

Your Employee Assistance Program Provides: 

  • Confidential Counseling for Employees and their Dependents
  • Eight (8) counseling sessions per incident
  • Available 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week
  • A WorkLife benefit which includes online reseources in the categories of My Family, My Health, My Time & My Money

How Does the EAP Work?  To schedule an appointment, simply call Horizon Health's toll free number.  In the EAP sessions, several things occur.  You are asked to define the problem, consider your options, and develop an action plan. EAP consultants are there to assist you with these issues and to help you find solutions.

Is the EAP Really Confidential?  Yes.  It is always confidential, unless YOU decide otherwise, and give written permission to the consultant to confer with your supervisor or human resources department. 

What is the Cost?  The services is paid for by your employer as an employee benefit.  Assessment, referral, and brief counseling services are free to the employee and family members.  If referral for treatment is necessary, you will be responsible for paying those fees.  Your group health plan may cover some of those costs.

When is the EAP Service Available?  EAP is there when you need them.  Call during business hours to schedule an appointment.  In case of emergencies, EAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Just call:  1-800-342-8111.

WORKER’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE

All employees are covered by UARSC's Workers’ Compensation Insurance. The cost of the insurance is borne by UARSC with no cost to the employee. The purpose of Workers’ Compensation is to assist employees who have suffered a job-related injury or illness. If you are injured on the job or incur a work-related illness, please contact your supervisor and the Human Resources office immediately in addition to seeking medical treatment with follow-up care as required.

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE

All of our employees are covered under the State Disability Insurance plan which provides benefits in the event you need to miss work due to a non-work-related accident or illness. A small percentage of your wages will be deducted each pay period for disability insurance. Benefits will begin from the first day you are hospitalized or after the seventh day of illness or accident if you are not hospitalized. You must file a claim with the State to receive this benefit.

An employee must file a claim with the Employment Development Department to receive any benefits. Claim forms for California State Disability benefits can be requested from your nearest California Employment Development Department.

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

All UARSC employees will be eligible to receive paid family leave benefits from the State of California in the event they are on an approved leave of absence to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. A small percentage of your wages will be deducted each pay period for this paid family leave benefit. You must file a claim with the State to receive this benefit. Please contact Human Resources for additional information related to this program.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

All employees are covered by unemployment insurance which provides payment to an eligible individual who is unemployed, physically able to work and available to accept and actively seek employment as directed. UARSC pays the entire premium for this insurance for our employees.

JURY DUTY

It is UARSC's policy to enable its employees to fulfill their civic obligations. Regular Central Staff and Agency employees are eligible to receive paid jury duty benefits for up to 5 days per year, provided the employee has at least one-year of service with UARSC. All other employees are not eligible for paid jury duty benefits but may serve on jury duty on an unpaid basis. Regular employees working on grant, contract or gift funds and all temporary employees are not eligible as well.  Employees are required to provide evidence of jury duty attendance in order to be eligible for paid or unpaid time off.

BEREAVEMENT

When a death occurs in an employee's immediate family which necessitates his/her losing regularly scheduled work time due to bereavement, Regular and Temporary employees who are eligible  for other paid time off benefits (i.e., vacation and PTO) will be compensated for a maximum of two days for such lost work.  Immediate family member means parents, spouse, spouse's parents, children, brothers, sisters, other dependent family members, or other significant others living in the employee's household.

TIME OFF FOR PARENTS

If you are a parent with one or more children in kindergarten, or in grades 1 through 12, you may take time off of up to 40 hours per year to attend authorized school activities which involve one or more of your school-age children.

SERVICE AWARDS

All employees are eligible to receive service awards that honor continuous years of service with UARSC starting at 5 years.

FITNESS CENTER

Regular UARSC employees are eligible to receive a discounted membership to the M. Gordon Clarke Fieldhouse/University Student Union Fitness Center located on the campus of Cal State San Marcos.  The discounted fee is available through payroll deduction and does require that the employee maintain the membership a minimum of 90 days.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Discount for Personal Use

UARSC employees are eligible to receive a discount when using Enterprise Rent-a-Car for personal use.  Reference the Enterprise Contract 2014 for Personal Use for additional details.


Rev. 02/21/14