The Employee Health Insurance Plan and the Spousal Surcharge Policy

Spousal Surcharge Policy

On July 1, 2017, the health insurance plan implemented a spousal surcharge, whereby employees will pay an additional cost to cover a spouse who is eligible for employer-subsidized health insurance coverage.

The spousal surcharge of $125.00 per month is in addition to the usual employee contribution cost. If this spousal surcharge applies to you, you want to consider how the additional cost may impact your coverage choice. There are some exemptions to the spousal surcharge.

Employee Open Enrollment 2018

It is important to read the Spousal Surcharge Frequently Asked Questions for greater details in the document below:

Spousal Surcharge Frequently Asked Questions for 2018 Open Enrollment

Are you a new hire or have a qualifying event mid year?

In order to be exempt from the spousal surcharge effective the date of your enrollment in the health insurance plan or due to a qualifying event, you must submit the  Employee Health Insurance Form, note page 2 of the form, no later than 31 days from the date of the event.

To submit for an exemption, click on the form link below and complete the form. Give a copy of your completed form to your benefits administrator at your parish/school/agency.



Contact Information for Questions:

Archdiocese Office of Human Resources

Phone: 314.792.7546

Email: or

Your employer's Benefits Administrator