Benefits

Social Security

UA employees who are not eligible for university or state-sponsored retirement plans, i.e., adjunct faculty, student, and temporary employees, participate in Social Security.

Temporary employees who are eligible for or are receiving PERS, TRS, or ORP benefits are exempt from Social Security. 

All employees hired after March 31, 1986 are required to contribute to the Medicare portion of Social Security.  The contribution rate for Social Security and Medicare is 7.65 percent of gross wages and the Medicare portion of the contribution is 1.45 percent.

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