Summary of Benefits for Part-time employees
Part-Time employees (staff and faculty members who work less than 30 hours a week) are eligible for Medical and Dental benefits through MICA. Part-time employees are responsible for 100% of the cost of the medical plan or dental plan they choose. In order to be eligible the part-time employee must meet the following requirements:
- Part-time faculty must teach at least one course in both the Fall and Spring semesters,
- Part-time staff employees must have an average of 20 hours a week for the past year (1040 hours),
- Part-time employees must enroll in the Medical and/or Dental plan(s) within thirty days of their first anniversary of their hire date,
- Part-time employees must purchase Medical and/or Dental insurance for a full year.
Part-time employees' coverage begins on the first day of the month following or coinciding with the employees' first anniversary of his/her hire date. If the employee misses this enrollment period, he/she will not be able to enroll until the next open enrollment period in April unless he/she has a life status change.
The medical offerings are through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. There are two options to choose from, (both provided by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield) the Basic Preferred Provider Organization (Basic PPO) and the Premium Preferred Provider Organization (Premium PPO).
Part-time employees are responsible for 100% of the cost of the medical plan they choose. Payment is due on the 1st of each month (30 day grace period). Coverage will be cancelled if payment is not received within 30 days of due date.
If you have any questions regarding the Medical Plans or you would like more information for participating physicians, please contact:
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
MICA offers two Dental plans, both provided by United Concordia. The two dental plans are the DMO Dental Plan-Concordia Plus Plan and the PPO Dental Plan-Concordia Preferred Plan (Advantage Plus network).
Part-time employees are responsible for 100% of the cost of the dental plan they choose. Payment is due on the 1st of each month (30) day grace period. Coverage will be cancelled if payment is not received within 30 days of due date.
If you have any questions regarding the Dental Plans or you would like more information for participating physicians, please contact:
Phone (DMO): 866-357-3304
Phone (PPO): 800-332-0366
Part-time employees who work on average at least twenty (20) hours a week are eligible to enroll in the retirement plan (403b) through TIAA-CREF at any time as well as receive matching contributions as outlined in the schedule below. Once he/she is a participant in the plan he/she can make contribution changes at any time during the year. The minimum contribution is 1% of his/her income.
Federal Limits 2016
Employee contributions to 403(b): $18,000
Age 50 and over catch-up contributions to 403(b): $6,000 additional
For further information, contact:
In the case of on-the-job injury or illness, the College's workers' compensation insurance policy would be in effect. You must report the accident to Campus Safety, Human Resources, and your supervisor immediately. Human Resources will then file a workers' compensation claim on your behalf.
For further information contact:
PMA Insurance Group
You are covered by the College's liability insurance while acting within the scope of your responsibilities on College business. This protection, however, covers only you the employee. It does not extend to your vehicle being used on College business. The vehicle is presumed to be covered by the owner's insurance policy. If you are unwilling to accept this limitation, you should not drive your personal vehicle on College business.
Social Security and Unemployment Compensation
All employees full and part-time are covered by Social Security on the standard matching basis. All employees are covered by the State of Maryland Unemployment Compensation Program.
Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union
The Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union (JHFCU) extends their membership benefits to MICA employees. JHFCU offers high-rate savings accounts; the ability for you to make purchases and pay bills with an easy-to-use debit card and online bill payment system; and competitive low-rate loans to help you get an education, buy a car, or purchase a home. JHFCU also gives you convenient and easy access to your money, with 5 branches on nearby Hopkins campuses, free online and telephone banking 24 hours a day, and over 26,500 surcharge-free ATMs in Maryland and across the nation!
For further information contact:
Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union:
Phone: 410-534-4500 or 800-JHFCU-70, (if calling outside the Baltimore metro area)
Discounted Membership at the University of Baltimore Recreation Center
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Payroll deduction available for membership to the MICA Fitness Center through Human Resources.
1515 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
MICA College Store 10% Employee Discount (Employee ID required)
1200 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Commuter Choice Program (enroll through Human Resources)
Monthly pre-tax MTA passes and vouchers
•Pre-tax parking is available.
If you have any additional questions regarding part-time employee benefits, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
This page was last updated on 04/29/2016.