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Fringe Benefit Information (Effective 9/1/2013)

Definition: Fringe Benefits are employer related expenses in employing an employee above the employee's salary or wage compensation. At UTSA, Fringe Benefits are charged proportionally to the department, or account, funding the employee's salary and wages.

For budgeting purposes only, you may estimate your department's Fringe Benefit expense by the following categories.

Benefit Eligible Employees: Multiply Total Compensation by each row of benefit rates for Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and add product of $926.81 multiplied by the number of months of employment for the academic year for Line 6. Apply Line 7 if applicable, and sum all products.

Non-benefit Employees: Multiply Total Compensation by each row or benefit rates for Lines 1, 3, and 4, and sum all products.

Student Employees: Multiply Total Compensation by each row or benefit rates for Lines 1, and 4, and sum all products. Qualified students during an enrollment period month may be exempt from OASI, Line 1.   




1  OASI 6.20% (0.062) Social Security

1.45% (0.01450 Medicare

7.65% (0.0765) Total OASI

Social Security Wage Base $117,000
(effective 01/01/14)

Social Security Wage Base $113,700
(effective 01/01/13 - 12/31/2013)

No Limit for Medicare tax

2 Retirement 6.80% (0.068)TRS matching

8.50% (0.0850)ORP matching

Wage Base $255,000
3 Unemployment Compensation Insurance-UCI 0.789% (0.00789)

Rate is subject to change without notice to fund unemployment claims.

Wage Base $9,000
4 Workers Compensation Ins - WCI 0.175% (0.00175) No Limit
5 Vacation Sick Leave - VSL

1.20% (0.012) Effective Date 1/1/2014
1.10% (0.011) Effective Date 9/1/2013

No Limit
6 Premium Sharing Rates Insurance Title Employee Only Employee &
Employee &
Child / Children
Employee &
Full Time Employee $497.55 $758.37 $664.43 $926.81
Part Time Employee $248.78 $379.19 $332.22 $463.41
7 University Salary Supplement* USS None $75.00 $75.00 $125.00
*University Salary Supplement (USS) only applies to selected grandfathered active employees with medical coverage premiums meeting Supplemental Premium Sharing allowance prior to 9/1/2003. Employee is no longer eligible for USS allowance, if employee reduces medical coverage level to Employee Only or receives a salary increase to $50,000 or above. Once employee becomes ineligible for USS allowance, employee is considered ineligible from date of first ineligibility.

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