Issued: February 2, 1998
Owner: University Comptroller
Latest Revision: June 25, 2003
HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENTS
**ACTIVE BUT UNDER REVISION**
This policy is currently under revision at the University. Although the statements herein reflect enforced policy guidance, please contact the "Owner" listed above if you have questions about how this policy applies to your office. The statements herein are to be used as general guidance until the policy has been revised and added to the University Policy Directory. Thank you.
This policy describes the general guidelines for reimbursing health insurance premiums.
2.0 Policy [Top]
This policy is applicable to certain classes of individuals affiliated with the University but does not represent an entitlement for any individual.
Examples of classes of individuals which could potentially be reimbursed for health insurance costs include postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students employed as teaching or research assistants with significant academic responsibilities earning at least $2,000 per academic year.
Reimbursements can be made for costs of health insurance premiums providing coverage for individuals. Additional costs for family coverage can be reimbursed.
The reimbursement amount is limited to the maximum premium paid by the Commonwealth for family health care coverage under the health care programs available at the University.
2.4 Fund Sources
Reimbursements can be made from any local source of funds, if there are no contrary restrictions applicable to the funds. Under no circumstances may state educational and general, F&A, or sponsored program funds be used for these reimbursements.
The individual department head (or principal investigator in the case of sponsored programs) will determine the eligibility based on available departmental resources.
Individuals will be reimbursed using a Payment Voucher. Payments must be supported by appropriate documentation (canceled checks, premium notices, etc.) which must be submitted by the individual. In no cases will payments be made directly to an insurance provider.
Procedure 6-101, "Preparing Payment Vouchers"
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4.0 References [Top]
5.0 Approvals and Revisions [Top]
Previous version in effect from 2/2/98 to 6/25/03 available in policy archive.