NUSS - Cost of Coverage: Your Contributions

Contributions are the amount you pay toward the cost of your medical, vision and prescription drug coverage through pre-tax payroll contributions, Your healthcare contributions are deducted from your pay before any taxes are taken out.



Monthly Medical Contributions

Choice Plus 100 PlanYourself OnlyYourself & Child(ren)Yourself & Spouse
or Same-Sex
Domestic Partner


Same-Sex Domestic Partners

Partners Federal income tax rules require that your contributions toward the coverage of a same-sex domestic partner be deducted from your pay on an after-tax basis. In addition, University contributions toward the total cost of coverage for your samesex domestic partner are taxable to you. To assist with this tax burden, if you are eligible for same-sex domestic partner medical coverage and you elect coverage, Columbia will provide a credit of $1,000 per year ($41.67 two times per month), beginning the pay period following the effective date of your election.