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What’s New for 2017

This year, there will be no changes to your benefit plans and coverage options. However, there will be slight changes to your monthly contributions. It is important to take the time to learn about these changes so you can understand how they may affect you.

  • 2017 Medical plan premiums will rise slightly in alignment with industry trends. We continue to price out plans based on salary bands, so those who are paid less have lower premiums.
  • If you are currently enrolled in the Vision plan through the UnitedHealthcare Vision Program, you will benefit from a 15% reduction in your premiums. If you are not currently enrolled in the Vision plan, now is the perfect time to consider enrolling in the optional Vision plan and take advantage of the lower premiums.

Cost of Coverage

You and Johns Hopkins University share the cost of your benefits coverage. The university pays the majority of your coverage and you pay the balance.

Your health insurance premiums are determined by the tier your salary falls into (salary as of January 1, 2017).

   There are six salary tiers:
$40,000 or less
$40,001 - $60,000
$60,001 - $80,000
$80,001 - $120,000
$120,001 - $200,000

You will receive a medical waiver credit if you decline coverage through the university. The waiver credit will be $800 ($33.33 per pay) if you earn $40,000 or less in annual salary as of January 1, 2017 or $500 ($20.83 per pay) if you earn more.

For a complete overview of the 2017 rates, please review your 2017 rate sheet.

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