Reducing Your Schedule from Full-Time to Part-Time?

A change in your employment status from full-time to part-time is considered a qualifying change in status.  Depending on how your percent time changes, certain benefits may be affected as summarized below.

Benefit

How Coverage is Affected

Health and Dental Plans
  • Between 75% and 99%
Coverage and cost continue unchanged.
  • Between 50% and 74%
No change in coverage; your cost increases
  • Less than 50%
Coverage ends at end of the month in which schedule is reduced; COBRA offered

Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance

Travel Accident Insurance

Personal & Family Accident Insurance

Disability Insurance

Supplemental Death Benefit


Coverage ends on the date your schedule reduces to part-time


BU Retirement Plan


University contributions will continue as a percentage of your reduced and eligible pay regardless of the percent time you are working.


Supplemental Retirement & Savings Plan


Contributions will continue as a percentage of your reduced and eligible pay regardless of the percent time you are working.


Flexible Spending Accounts


Participation continues unchanged regardless of the percent time you are working.


Tuition Remission


Coverage ends at the end of the semester in which you reduce to part-time.

Certain benefit plans may continue if you reduce to less than 100% of a full-time schedule, as described above. If you wish to discontinue or suspend your participation in any of these plans, you will need to complete the necessary forms, available from Human Resources. Re-enrollment in these plans is possible when you return to eligible status, as long as you contact Human Resources and enroll within 30 days from the date you return to eligible status.