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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Benefits and Allocation

Benefits Model and Allocation Rules

Links to the general benefits model and rates to be used for estimating employee benefits are listed below.

FY 2020 – Final

The FY 2020 projection utilizes a salary and benefit data set from April 30, 2019.  The final FY 2020 model reflects changes in benefit rates effective January 1, 2020. These changes include:

  • Effective January 1st: the medical aid contribution for employees increased to $0.2382 per hour, or $38.11 per month (160 hours)
  • Effective January 1st: the medical aid contribution rate for student volunteers increased to $0.0541 per hour
  • Effective January 1st: the unemployment contribution rate increased to 0.19% of gross salary
  • Effective January 1st: the OASI maximum taxable salary base is $137,700

FY 2020 – DRAFT 

The FY 2020 projection utilizes a salary and benefit data set from April 30, 2019.  The FY 2020 model will be finalized in January 2020 with any rate changes that become effective in the 2020 calendar year.  Please note that the PEBB employer contribution is $939 per month in FY 2020. Additional changes include:

  • Effective July 1st, Unemployment Insurance rate is a single rate across the board for all programs: 0.1871%
  • Effective July 1st, PERS I, II, and III employer contribution: 12.86%
  • Effective July 1st, TRS employer contribution: 15.51%
  • The graduate assistant health insurance plan rate changed to $1,965 annually ($741 for Fall 2019, $1,224 for Spring 2020)

Benefit Allocation Rules 

For assistance in using this model for budgeting, please contact Chris Jones at 5-9682 or chris.jones@wsu.edu

For assistance in understanding the fringe benefit program, please contact Human Resource Services – Benefit Services at 5-4521.