Eligible employees who have received their COVID-19 vaccination are eligible for an incentive of either a one-time, $100 reduction on their health care premium or four (4) hours of paid time off (to be used by December 31, 2021). To qualify, employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than August 1, 2021, so that you are fully vaccinated prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Temporary, casual, and student employees (including graduate assistants) are not eligible to participate in the program.
Employees who participate in the University’s health care plan, but elect the paid time off option (to be used by December 31, 2021), will be required to use all accrued vacation/PTO and sick leave balances prior to using the four (4) hours of incentive time off. In addition, the time must be used by December 31, 2021, or it will be forfeited.
If you and your spouse are both employed by Ball State University and both enrolled in the same family coverage under a BSU health plan, then the spouse enrolled as primary can make a special marriage election to receive a $100 health care premium deduction for each vaccinated spouse, if both spouses are in benefits-eligible positions and the spouse not holding the health plan consents. The employee enrolled as primary must upload the vaccination record card for both of you and verify spousal concent.
In order to apply for the voluntary incentive, please complete the form and upload a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in the Add Attachments. If you are choosing the special marriage election, you must upload your spouse’s vaccination record as well. The form must be submitted no later than August 31, 2021.
If you experience difficulty uploading your document, please contact the Help Desk at 765-285-1517 or by visiting bsu.edu/helpdesk.
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