BENEFITS COSTS

Children’s Mercy provides competitive benefits at an affordable price. Both you and Children’s Mercy share the cost for your coverage. However, Children’s Mercy pays the majority of the cost. The costs below reflect what you pay through payroll deductions and what Children’s Mercy pays, if applicable.

In addition to paying its share of the benefit costs, Children’s Mercy also makes a contribution to your Health Account each year. That money – $500 to $1,000, depending on your coverage level – can be used to automatically pay for eligible medical expenses, including your deductible and coinsurance for services, before you pay anything out of your pocket. Or, you can choose to pay for eligible medical expenses out of your pocket and use your Health Account dollars for future eligible medical expenses under your Children’s Mercy medical plan. Any unused dollars in your Health Account at the end of the plan year roll over to the next plan year. Read more about the Health Account.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY MEDICAL PLAN OPTION COSTS

Full-time, Part-time Benefits-eligible and Weekend Option Employees (48 to 80 hours per pay period, or 0.6 and above FTE)

Gold Plan
Blue Plan
CM Pays Monthly You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly
Employee Only $657 $187 $91
Employee + Child(ren) $1,020 $460 $292
Employee + Spouse $1,089 $593 $388
Family $1,586 $743 $457

Part-time employees scheduled to work between 32 and 47 hours each pay period pay the total cost for coverage under a Children’s Mercy medical plan.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY DENTAL PLAN OPTION COSTS

Full-time, Part-time Benefits-eligible and Weekend Option Employees (48 to 80 hours per pay period, or 0.6 and above FTE)

PPO Plus
Mid PPO
Low PPO
CM Pays Monthly You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly
Employee Only $19 $20 $14 $5
Employee + Child(ren) $25 $46 $35 $18
Employee + Spouse $29 $50 $38 $18
Family $36 $74 $55 $31

Part-time employees scheduled to work between 32 and 47 hours each pay period pay the total cost for coverage under a Children’s Mercy dental plan.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY VISION PLAN OPTION COSTS

Full-time, Part-time Benefits-eligible, Weekend Option and Part-time Employees

Basic Plan Premier Plan
You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly
Employee Only $1.64 $11.96
Employee + Child(ren) $2.64 $19.18
Employee + Spouse $2.52 $17.94
Family $4.16 $30.68

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR BASIC LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE COSTS

If you are eligible, Children’s Mercy automatically provides you with basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage at no cost to you.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE COSTS

The cost for you and your spouse is based on your age and the amount of coverage you choose:

Supplemental Life
Supplemental AD&D
Employee Spouse Employee Spouse
Maximum coverage available $1,000,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Age
Cost per $1,000 of Coverage
Younger than 25 $0.022 $0.022 $0.022 $0.027
25–29 $0.022 $0.022 $0.022 $0.027
30–34 $0.022 $0.022 $0.022 $0.027
35–39 $0.040 $0.040 $0.022 $0.027
40–44 $0.060 $0.060 $0.022 $0.027
45–49 $0.109 $0.109 $0.022 $0.027
50–54 $0.150 $0.150 $0.022 $0.027
55–59 $0.270 $0.270 $0.022 $0.027
60–64 $0.470 $0.470 $0.022 $0.027
65–69 $0.853 $0.853 $0.022 $0.027
70–74 $1.486 $1.486 $0.022 $0.027
75+ $1.486 $1.486 $0.022 $0.027

To calculate your monthly cost, divide the amount of coverage by $1,000, then multiply the answer by the sum of the Supplemental Life and Supplemental AD&D costs. These costs are listed in the table above. For example, if you’re 41 and requesting $120,000 in coverage:

  • Supplemental Life: $120,000 ÷ 1,000 = $120; $120 x $0.060 = $7.20 per month.
  • Supplemental AD&D: $100,000 ÷ 1,000 = $100; $100 x $0.022 = $2.20 per month.

Coverage for eligible dependent children is $0.76 per month for $5,000 coverage, or $1.52 per month for $10,000 coverage, regardless of the number of children covered.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE COSTS

Children’s Mercy provides long-term disability coverage at no cost to you if you are an eligible employee.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR SHORT-TERM DISABILITY AND CRITICAL ILLNESS AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COSTS

You pay the full cost of short-term disability and critical illness and accident insurance. At any time of the year, contact a Benefits Communication Specialist at (816) 983-6840 for pricing information.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR LEGAL ASSISTANCE COSTS

You pay the full cost of $21.60 per month for legal assistance through MetLife Legal Plans.

2019–2020 PLAN YEAR AUTO AND HOME INSURANCE COSTS

You pay the full cost of coverage. Call MetLife at 1 (800) 438-6388 for pricing information.