Proposed 2019-2020 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: January 25th, 2019

Category: Memos

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2019-20 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although we do not expect any objections, the proposed rates are subject to DHHS approval and should be used with that understanding in your planning for fiscal year 2019-20.  The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2019.

The pooled rates include the following employer-paid costs of taxes and benefits:

FICA OASDI (Social Security)

FICA Medicare

Health Insurance (including graduate assistant and postdoctoral associates health insurance)


Life Insurance

Clinical Disability Insurance

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Compensation

Eligible Leave Cash Outs

Sick Leave Pool Payments

Paid Parental Leave Payments

The employee categories and corresponding proposed benefit rates are as follows:

                                                                                FY2020              FY2019              Change

Faculty (9-,10-, and 12-month)                          26.8%                27.0%                -0.2%

COM ClinicalFaculty                                            18.8%               17.8%                 1.0%

Exempt TEAMS/USPS                                           35.7%               35.1%                 0.6%

Non-Exempt TEAMS/USPS                                  48.6%                48.3%                  0.3%

                                                                                 FY2020              FY2019              Change

Housestaff/ClinicalPost Docs (CPFI)                   23.4%               23.1%                  0.3%

Graduate Assistants/Reg Post Docs (FAPD)       12.1%               11.7%                  0.4%

Student OPS/Federal Work Study                         1.6%                 1.3%                 0.3%

Other OPS/Temporary Faculty                               5.7%                  5.6%                 0.1%

Please contact Brian Kuhl, or by phone (352)294-7266, if you have any questions.

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