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Chapter 78 medical contributions
  • This estimator will calculate your medical contribution as per the new state law: Chapter 78 (P.L. 2011 C.78) as of January 1, 2017
  • The new medical, prescription and dental benefits contribution mandated in Chapter 78 is based on the following four factors:
    1. Annual pensionable salary, which includes longevity
    2. A percentage of what the County pays for each employee's health premium costs
    3. The selected level of coverage
    4. Phase-in year (The rates will be phased in over a four-year period.)
  • Employees will be responsible to pay the greatest of three rates (no flat rate if hired prior to May 7th, 1999):
    • Those calculated according to the Chapter 78 mandate (P.L. 2011 C.78),
    • Those calculated according to Chapter 2 (P.L. 2010 C.2) -- 1.5% of the annual pensionable base salary, or
    • Flat-rate contribution as per contract and County Personnel Policy

    *The estimator takes into account all applicable rates and will provide you with your appropriate rate.

  • Your salary will be tested each pay period for any increase. Should any increase in your salary result in an increased contribution, your deduction will be increased the following pay cycle. Should you have a retroactive pay adjustment; any increase to your deduction will be effective retroactively on the same date.
  • This estimator will calculate your medical contribution as per the new state law: Chapter 78 (P.L. 2011 C.78) as of January 1, 2017
  • The new medical, prescription and dental benefits contribution mandated in Chapter 78 is based on the following four factors:
    1. Annual pensionable salary, which includes longevity
    2. A percentage of what the County pays for each employee's health premium costs
    3. The selected level of coverage
    4. Phase-in year (The rates will be phased in over a four-year period.)
  • Employees will be responsible to pay the greatest of three rates (no flat rate if hired prior to May 7th, 1999):
    • Those calculated according to the Chapter 78 mandate (P.L. 2011 C.78),
    • Those calculated according to Chapter 2 (P.L. 2010 C.2) -- 1.5% of the annual pensionable base salary, or
    • Flat-rate contribution as per contract and County Personnel Policy

    *The estimator takes into account all applicable rates and will provide you with your appropriate rate.

  • Your salary will be tested each pay period for any increase. Should any increase in your salary result in an increased contribution, your deduction will be increased the following pay cycle. Should you have a retroactive pay adjustment; any increase to your deduction will be effective retroactively on the same date.
  • This estimator will calculate your medical contribution as per the new state law: Chapter 78 (P.L. 2011 C.78) as of January 1, 2017
  • The new medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits contribution mandated in Chapter 78 is based on the following four factors:
    1. Annual pensionable salary
    2. A percentage of what MCIA pays for each employee's health premium costs
    3. The selected level of coverage
    4. Phase-in year (The rates will be phased in over a four-year period.)
  • Employees will be responsible to pay the greatest of two rates:
    • Those calculated according to the Chapter 78 mandate (P.L. 2011 C.78), or
    • Those calculated according to Chapter 2 (P.L. 2010 C.2) -- 1.5% of the annual pensionable base salary

    *The estimator takes into account all applicable rates and will provide you with your appropriate rate.

  • Your salary will be tested each pay period for any increase. Should any increase in your salary result in an increased contribution, your deduction will be increased the following pay cycle. Should you have a retroactive pay adjustment; any increase to your deduction will be effective retroactively on the same date.
  • This estimator will calculate your medical contribution as per the new state law: Chapter 78 (P.L. 2011 C.78) as of January 1, 2017
  • The new medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits contribution mandated in Chapter 78 is based on the following four factors:
    1. Annual pensionable salary
    2. A percentage of what MCUA pays for each employee's health premium costs
    3. The selected level of coverage
    4. Phase-in year (The rates will be phased in over a four-year period.)
  • Employees will be responsible to pay the greatest of two rates:
    • Those calculated according to the Chapter 78 mandate (P.L. 2011 C.78), or
    • Those calculated according to Chapter 2 (P.L. 2010 C.2) -- 1.5% of the annual pensionable base salary

    *The estimator takes into account all applicable rates and will provide you with your appropriate rate.

  • This estimator will calculate your medical contribution as per the new state law: Chapter 78 (P.L. 2011 C.78) as of January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2016
  • This law requires all public employees to contribute toward the cost of healthcare coverage.
  • The medical, prescription and dental benefits contribution mandated in Chapter 78 is based on the following three factors:
    1. Annual pensionable salary
    2. The selected level of coverage
    3. Phase-in year (The rates will be phased in over a four-year period.)
  • Employees will be responsible to pay the greater of:
    • Those calculated according to the Chapter 78 mandate (P.L. 2011 C.78), or
    • Those calculated according to Chapter 2 (P.L. 2010 C.2) -- 1.5% of the annual pensionable base salary

    *The estimator takes into account all applicable rates and will provide you with your appropriate rate.

  • Your salary will be tested each pay period for any increase. Should an increase in your salary result in an increased contribution, your deduction will be increased the following pay cycle. Should you have a retroactive pay adjustment; any increase to your deduction will be effective retroactively on the same date.

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Note: This calculator is for illustrative purposes only.All calculations are estimates and may be different from the actual amounts deducted from payroll.