Both medical plans operate on the same network structure:
For a summary of costs and network comparisons, view the Medical Plan Comparison Quick Guide.
2016 employee contribution rates for both plans are shown below:
Spouse/SSDP Medical Charge - $50
An additional $50 per month medical charge will be added to your medical plan contribution if your covered spouse/SSDP has access to group health insurance coverage through their employer. If you cover a spouse/SSDP, you must certify ANNUALLY online in Self-Service whether your spouse/SSDP "does" or "does not" have access to group health insurance coverage through their employer.
Tobacco-Use Surcharge - $50 per person
To support the health and wellness of our faculty and staff, Emory has implemented a $50 per person monthly tobacco-use surcharge on medical contributions for employees and their spouses/SSDPs who use tobacco products. You must certify online in Self-Service whether or not you and your spouse/SSDP have used tobacco within the last 60 days. The per person tobacco-use surcharge will be waived if:
You certify that you and/or your spouse/SSDP have not used tobacco within the last 60 days.
You are currently being treated by a physician for a medical condition such as nicotine addiction. In this case, you will need to complete and return a Tobacco Free Physician Affidavit to the Benefits Department.