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Premium Holiday - December 2019

All benefits-eligible Baylor employees will enjoy a premium "holiday" during December 2019 - a one-time only event - as no insurance premiums from designated categories as outlined below will be deducted from paychecks as we transition to a "Pay As You Go" premium payment structure. Your coverage will remain the same through December 2019 since premiums for December will be deducted from your November paycheck on the current "Pre-Pay" premium payment structure. Beginning January 1, 2020, your new elections and premium payment schedule will begin.

In order to assist the University in this transition to "Pay As You Go" schedule instead of the current "Pre-Pay" schedule, there will be no premium deduction from your paycheck for insurance coverages for the month of December 2019. This will be a one-time only event due to the University transitioning to the new premium payment schedule.

The December Premium "Holiday" will be reflected on the following paychecks:

  • BI-WEEKLY - December 6, 2019 & December 20, 2019
  • MONTHLY - December 20, 2019


Verifying Current Deductions

You can view your elected deductions online by logging into BearWeb and authenticating with DUO. Click on the "Employee" tab then select "Benefits and Deductions" from the options. From the dropdown options, select the benefit/deduction you would like to view. The screen shot below shows the highlighted areas related to access currently elected deductions.

BearWeb Deductions

Deductions included in the December 2019 Premium Holiday:

  • Health/Medical Insurance (BCBS PPO or HDHP)
  • Baybridge AIG Cancer
  • Cigna Dental Insurance
  • EyeMed Vision Insurance
  • Dearborn Voluntary Term Life
  • Dearborn Voluntary Dependent Life
  • Dearborn Voluntary AD&D
  • UNUM - Long Term Care


Deductions NOT included in the December 2019 Premium Holiday:

  • AFLAC - Accident
  • AFLAC - Cancer & Specified Event
  • AFLAC - Short Term Disability
  • Employee HSA Contribution - Benefit Wallet
  • WageWorks - Flex Dependent Care
  • WageWorks - Flex Unreimbursed Medical
  • Bear Foundation
  • Gift Pledge(s)
  • KWBU Radio - gift
  • Retirement - Employee Contribution
  • United Way Campaign - gift

If you have additional questions, please email askHR@baylor.edu.