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Benefit Deductions, Descriptions and Tax Status

Health and welfare benefit elections, such as those made during the annual open enrollment process and retirement contributions elected in My Retirement Savings are deducted from employee paychecks each pay period.

The following table shows which benefits are deducted from an employee’s gross pay before taxes and which are deducted from net pay after taxes are applied.

Benefit Type Benefit Deduction Description Deduction Tax Status
Retirement SCRP Stanford Contributory Retirement Plan Before Taxes or After Taxes (depending upon election)
Retirement TDA Tax Deferred Annuity Plan Before Taxes or After Taxes (depending upon election)
Retirement 457 457 Retirement Plan Before Taxes
Health Medical Medical plan for an employee and covered dependents (if any) Before Taxes
Health Dental Dental plan for an employee and covered dependents (if any) Before Taxes
Health Vision Vision care for an employee and covered dependents (if any) Before Taxes
Insurance Accidental Death Insurance Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for an employee Before Taxes
Insurance Child Accidental Death Insurance AD&D insurance for an employee’s child(ren) Before Taxes
Insurance Spouse Accidental Death Insurance AD&D insurance for an employee’s spouse or domestic partner Before Taxes
Insurance Supplemental Life Insurance Life insurance for an employee that is in addition to university-paid basic life insurance After Taxes
Insurance Child Life Insurance Life insurance for an employee’s child(ren) After Taxes
Insurance Spouse or DP Life Insurance Life insurance for an employee’s spouse or domestic partner (DP) After Taxes
Flexible Spending Account Health Care Spending Account Flexible Spending Account for health-related expenses incurred by an employee and eligible dependents that are not covered by insurance Before Taxes
Flexible Spending Account Dependent Care Spending Account Flexible Spending Account for eligible expenses incurred for dependent care expenses while an employee is at work Before Taxes
Health Savings Account Health Savings Account Health Savings Account for health-related expenses for those enrolled in the high-deductible medical preferred provider organization (PPO) Before Taxes for Federal
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2023

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