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Statutory Benefits

Worker’s Compensation 

All employees are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. When an injury occurs on the job, the employee must report the injury to Security and their supervisor within 24 hours in order for a claim to be filed. The Worker’s Compensation benefit, including filing claims, is administered by Human Resources. Workers’ Compensation insurance pays medical services needed as a result of a covered job-related injury. Should a covered injury result in necessary absence from work, Workers’ Compensation will pay a portion of the employee's salary. The University pays all costs of providing this insurance. 

Maryland Unemployment Insurance 

The Maryland Unemployment Insurance Fund established reserves, through employer contributions, from which payments can be made for a limited period of time to persons who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The University complies with state and federal laws in providing unemployment insurance. 

Social Security and Medicare 

Contributions to the federal Social Security Program (FICA) and Medicare are made by the University for all eligible employees. Present combined contributions are from 7.65 percent up to the limit established by the federal government. This amount is subject to yearly change in accordance with federal law. 

(Approved June 2018)

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