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Benefits for Temps

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First Published  :Tue Dec 20 18:29:13 GMT 2016
Last Modified  :Tue Dec 20 19:02:34 GMT 2016
Last Published  :Tue Dec 20 19:02:34 GMT 2016
Summary :  Information about benefits that those who work on a temporary schedule receive - to inform them as to what services to what they are entitled.

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    Employees hired by the university on a temporary schedule are not considered benefits eligible, except for the following benefits:
     
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Marathon Health (Wellness
    • 403(b) Voluntary Retirement Plan
     
    If a Temporary Employee completes 1,000 hours of service during the calendar year, they may be entitled to a contribution to the 401(a) Basic Retirement Plan.

    Under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), if an employee does not have health coverage through their employer, Medicare, Medicaid, etc., they may be able to obtain affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Health insurance obtained through the Marketplace is usually based on income.  You should go to
    www.healthcare.gov for more information.  Temporary employees who meet the ACA criteria (see attached) will be offered health coverage at Tufts University.
     
    Non-Benefits Eligible Employees such as Temporary Employees, who were previously ineligible for paid sick time, can now earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time per benefit (fiscal) year (July 1 through June 30).  Sick time will accrue at the rate of one (1) hour for every 30 hours worked per fiscal year, up to a maximum of 40 hours.  For further information, see the Employee Handbook.

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    eligibility, temp, temporary