UF Submits Proposed 2018-19 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

The university has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2018-19 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). As of April 23, 2018, all proposals should use the proposed fringe rates noted below, with the understanding that the proposed rates are subject to DHHS approval.

The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2018. The final approved rates will be charged effective July 1, regardless of what rate was used at the time of proposal submission.

The pooled rates include the following employer costs of taxes and benefits:

  • FICA OASDI (Social Security)
  • FICA Medicare
  • Health Insurance (including graduate assistant and postdoctoral associates health insurance)
  • Retirement (employer contributions)
  • Life Insurance
  • Clinical Disability Insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Eligible Leave Cash Outs
  • Sick Leave Pool Payments
  • Paid Parental Leave Payments

The employee categories and corresponding proposed benefit rates are as follows:

Employee Categories FY2019 FY2018 Change
Faculty (9-,10-, and 12-month) 27.0% 27.4% -0.4%
COM Clinical Faculty 17.8% 18.3% -0.5%
Exempt TEAMS/USPS 35.1% 35.8% -0.7%
Non-Exempt TEAMS/USPS 48.3% 45.2% 3.1%
Housestaff/Clinical Post Docs 23.1% 20.6% 2.5%
Graduate Assistants/Reg Post Docs 11.7% 10.2% 1.5%
Student OPS/Federal Work Study 1.3% 0.6% 0.7%
Other OPS/Temporary Faculty 5.6% 6.6% -1.0%

Please contact Brian Kuhl, bkuhl@ufl.edu or by phone (352) 294-7266, if you have any questions.