Payroll and Employee Benifits

Contract Faculty - End of Service

Contract Faculty and Temporary Staff End of Service Status

Eligible Contract Faculty and Temporary Staff, as defined in Appendix I of your Employee Benefits Handbook, who leave the University and meet both the age and years of service requirements are eligible to continue their health care coverage and their life insurance coverage. The age and years of service requirements for Contract Faculty and Temporary Staff whose last date of hire:

  • precedes September 1, 1999, must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of service, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of service.
  • is on or after September 1, 1999, must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of service.

End of Service Status entitles you to the following benefits:

Health Care Plan
Prior to age 65, if your last date of hire precedes September 1, 1999, you are entitled to continue your regular coverage provided you are enrolled in the Health Care Plan at the time of ending employment, and have been enrolled for at least one year (or pay the equivalent premium). If your last date of hire is on or after September 1, 1999, you are entitled to continue your regular coverage provided you have been enrolled in the Health Care Plan for at least 15 years and are enrolled at the time of ending employment. At age 65, this coverage changes to Medicare Part A and Part B, Ball State University Medicare Carve-out, Prescription Drugs, and optional Dental coverage.

Your spouse is entitled to continue the regular coverage prior to age 65. At age 65, this coverage is converted to Medicare Part A and Part B, Ball State University Medicare Carve-out, Prescription Drugs, and optional Dental coverage. In the event of your death, your spouse may continue to participate in the appropriate Health Care Plan for life unless your spouse remarries; in which case, coverage terminates at the end of the month in which the marriage takes place.

Dependent children are entitled to continue regular coverage as long as they meet the definition of dependents. In the event of your death, coverage for dependent children will continue as long as they meet the definition of dependency. If your spouse remarries, coverage for dependent children terminates at the same time that your spouse's coverage terminates.

The University continues to pay its share of the premiums; your share is payable monthly through the University's billing system.

Life Insurance
If you end your employment at or prior to the end of the fiscal year in which you reach the age of 66, the amount of coverage to which you are entitled at end of service is 50% of the amount in force immediately prior to your end of service.

If you end your employment after the end of the fiscal year in which you reach the age of 66, the amount of coverage to which you are entitled is 50% of the amount in force on June 30 of the fiscal year in which you attain age 65.

The University continues to pay its share of the premium (currently 75%); your share of the premium is payable monthly through the University's billing system.