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540.000 Fringe Benefits

The content of this page applies to UEA employees on the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.


540.200 Faculty Group Life and Income Disability.

540.210 Eligibility for purpose of Section 540.200.

Eligibility for the purpose of Section 540.200 shall be in full accordance with the Employer's policies and procedures related to this benefit for non-represented faculty.

540.220 Faculty Group Life Insurance Plan.

Benefit coverage for purposes of Section 540.220 shall be in full accordance with the Employer's policies and procedures relating to this benefit for non-represented faculty.

540.230 Faculty Group Income Disability Plan.

Benefit Coverage for purposes of Section 540.230 shall be in full accordance with the Employer's policies and procedures relating to this benefit for non-represented faculty.

540.300 Health Insurance Benefits.

540.310 Eligibility for purpose of Sections 540.300.

Eligibility for the purpose of Section 540.300 shall be in full accordance with the Employer's policies and procedures related to this benefit for non-represented faculty.

540.320 Benefit Coverage for purposes of Section 540.300.

Benefit Coverage for purposes of Section 540.300 shall be in full accordance with the Employer's policies and procedures relating to this benefit for non-represented faculty.

540.325 Plan Access.

Members shall have the right to enroll in health care plans available to faculty on the Twin Cities campus, e.g., Health Partners Classic and Patient Choice 1 (Twin Cities) in 2004, at the same cost charged to faculty on the Twin Cities Campus.

540.355 University Pre-tax Benefit Plan.

The Employer shall provide Eligible Members with all existing pre-tax benefits as specified in the University Pre-tax Benefit Plan.

540.360 Open Enrollment Periods.

The Employer agrees to arrange for an annual enrollment period lasting a minimum of thirty (30) calendar days to allow Eligible Members to make changes in their medical coverages. An open enrollment period for dental coverage will occur in each odd-numbered calendar year. The 30-day open enrollment period shall be offered some time between September 15 and December 15. The Employer agrees to make available to Eligible Members new medical and dental plans as insurers shall provide.

540.370 Member Notification.

The Employer shall provide an annual statement of Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance coverages available to members.

540.400 Miscellaneous Benefits

540.410 Recreational Facilities.

Members, their spouses, and their dependents and the spouse and dependents of deceased Members shall be entitled to use the Employer's recreational facilities for the same cost and on the same terms as other UMD employees, in accordance with the Employer's policy, as amended from time to time.

540.420 Benefits While On Leave.

The Employer shall provide to Members who are on approved leaves of absence all those benefits which the Employer provides other faculty in similar appointments on approved leaves of absence in accordance with the Employer's policy, except as may be modified by this Agreement.

540.430 Dependent Death Benefit.

 

If an Eligible Member dies, the Employer shall provide such Member's surviving dependents with one (1) month's salary and the Member's elected medical and dental insurance as of the date of death for one (1) year after the date of the Member's death. The Employer's contribution would be the same as if the Member had lived.

For the purposes of this Section 540.430, "one (1) month's salary" means one-ninth (1/9) of the annual salary for a Member on an Academic Year appointment, e.g. for a "B" appointment, or one-eleventh (1/11) of the annual salary for a Member on an "A" appointment.

 

540.440 Tickets.

Members shall continue to be entitled to purchase or receive tickets for the Member and h/her spouse and dependents to University sponsored events for the same cost to the Member and by the same procedure as UMD employees in accordance with existing policy at the time this Agreement is executed.

540.500 Benefits for Regular Members Who Are Laid Off.

The Employer shall provide Eligible Members who are laid off pursuant to Section 280.000 or who are reduced to part-time pursuant to Section 280.000 with the medical, dental, disability and life insurance benefits provided by Section 540.000, in effect as of the layoff date or appointment reduction, for a period of one (1) year following any such Member's effective date of layoff or reduction to part-time, whichever is applicable. Any Employer subsidy in effect on the layoff date will be continued during this 12-month period on the same basis as for similarly-situated employees who are not laid off.

540.800 Early Separation Pay.

540.810 Eligibility.

The Employer shall have the right to negotiate a separation pay agreement with any individual member, under provisions of the then current University policy. The Employer shall notify the Association within thirty (30) days of the terms and conditions of all such agreements. Neither failure to reach a mutually acceptable agreement, nor the terms of a mutually acceptable agreement shall be grievable under Section 800.000 of the Agreement.

540.900 Phased Retirement and Terminal Agreement/Early Retirement Policy.

540.910 Eligibility.

The Employer shall have the right to negotiate a phased retirement or terminal agreement/early retirement agreement with any tenured Member. The Employer shall notify the Association within thirty (30) days of the terms and conditions of all such agreements. Neither failure to reach a mutually acceptable agreement, nor the terms of a mutually acceptable agreement shall be grievable under Section 800.000 of the Agreement.

540.920 Policy.

Phased retirement and terminal agreements must comply with the Regents Policy: Faculty and Staff Retirement, May 14, 2004; Administrative Policy: Phased Retirement Program, January 2009; Administrative Policy: Terminal Agreement Program, May 2008.