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.

iconWhen you elect a Children’s Mercy medical plan, you also will receive a contribution to your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to help you pay for eligible medical expenses. Learn more.

In addition to paying its share of the benefit costs, Children’s Mercy makes a contribution to your HRA or HSA each year, depending on the Children’s Mercy medical plan you elect. 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 the dollars for future eligible medical expenses. Any unused dollars in your account at the end of the plan year will roll over to the next plan year. Read more about the HRA and the HSA.

2021–2022 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 with HRA
Blue Plan with HRA
Green Plan with HSA (new for 2021–2022)
CM Pays Monthly You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly
Employee Only $692 $197 (increase of $2.50 per paycheck) $97 (increase of $1.50 per paycheck) $59
Employee + Child(ren) $1,075 $485 (increase of $6 per paycheck) $307 (increase of $3.50 per paycheck) $241
Employee + Spouse $1,147 $625 (increase of $8 per paycheck) $410 (increase of $5.50 per paycheck) $335
Family $1,672 $782 (increase of $9.50 per paycheck) $480 (increase of $5.50 per paycheck) $378

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.

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Use HealthEquity’s plan comparison tool to compare your medical plan options. You’ll simply estimate your annual medical expenses, then view the plans side-by-side. The tool also shows the benefits of an HSA, which is available with the Green Plan only.

2021–2022 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY DENTAL PLAN OPTION COSTS – NO CHANGES FOR 2021–2022

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.

2021–2022 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY VISION PLAN OPTION COSTS – NO CHANGES FOR 2021–2022

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

Basic Plan Premier Plan
You Pay Monthly You Pay Monthly
Employee Only $1.69 $12.32
Employee + Child(ren) $2.72 $19.75
Employee + Spouse $2.60 $18.48
Family $4.28 $31.60

2021–2022 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.

2021–2022 PLAN YEAR MONTHLY SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE COSTS – NO CHANGES FOR 2021–2022

During Annual Enrollment only, you have the opportunity to increase your supplemental life insurance coverage, up to the guaranteed issue amount, without having to submit Evidence of Insurability.

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.

2021–2022 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.

2021–2022 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.

2021–2022 PLAN YEAR LEGAL ASSISTANCE COSTS – NO CHANGES FOR 2021–2022

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

2021–2022 PLAN YEAR AUTO AND HOME INSURANCE COSTS – NO CHANGES FOR 2021–2022

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