Note: Access to a retiree health plan through a previous employer, Medicare and/or Medicaid do not count as employer-sponsored coverage and are not subject to the spousal surcharge. If both employee and spouse work for the University in a benefits-eligible position but choose to be covered under one plan, the surcharge does not apply.
Dually Employed at Bucknell University
The spousal surcharge does not apply to dually employed faculty and staff who chose to remain on one plan. In this instance, the plan election must be made by the higher-paid spouse.