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2024 Benefits & Payroll Deductions

Open Enrollment closed November 9th, but do you want to print or view your new plan year elections?  Follow these steps:

  • Log into the SPS Benefits system

  • Click the SPS Workday icon

    • Click here for screenshots of the updated Benefits and Pay menus.
    • Click here for an overview of The Inbox Reimagined communication.
  • Click the Menu icon in the upper left, then select Benefits and Pay, and then Benefits

  • Click on Benefit Elections as of Date

  • In the View as Of prompt, change the date to 1/1/2024, click OK

You can view your 2024 benefit elections and print them if you didn’t when you submitted your elections.

Please note: Your net pay may change in January, due to an increase in certain benefit payroll deductions.  There are three payroll dates in 2024 in which benefit deductions will not be applied.

Regular employees can click here for a schedule of payroll deductions in 2024.  Click here for the updated 2024 rates.

Medical, Dental, & Prescription Cards

If medical, dental, or prescription membership cards are not received by the end of the month, you can contact the vendor directly or download your membership cards from the vendor's website (contact list). You may also contact the State of MD Employee Benefits Unit at 410-767-4775.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

If you enrolled in a flexible spending account for healthcare expenses, you will receive a debit card for transactions which should arrive by the end of January. If not, contact P&A Group at 1-844-638-1900 or access the website

Helpful Links


2024 Benefits Guide

2024 Rates - Regular Employees

2024 Deduction Schedule - Regular Employees

2024 Benefit Vendor Contact List

SPS Workday Login Site (benefits enrollment site)

SPS Workday Login Assistance

For additional information, please contact

Visit the Department of Budget and Management site for information on current rates, forms, and other helpful benefits information.

Group Medical Plans, Dental, Prescription and Vision Care Plans
  • Each employee has the option of enrolling in any of the health plan options within sixty (60) days of his/her employment date.  Otherwise, the employee will have an opportunity to join any of the options during the annual Open Enrollment Period in October, with benefits commencing in January of the following year.
  • Employees enrolling dependents under health care options must provide verification of eligibility, i.e., birth certificate copy for dependent(s) and a tax affidavit and an official marriage license for the spouse.
  • Each medical plan (PPO, or EPO) offers a standard set of benefits, including mental health/substance abuse benefits and vision care services.
  • Two dental plans are available: Delta Dental (DHMO) and United Concordia (DPPO) plans.
  • Dependents of eligible State employees who are enrolled in a health plan are entitled to receive benefits until the end of the calendar month in which they turn age 26. There is no age limit for the eligibility of a disabled dependent child as long as the disability began prior to the 19th birthday and medical certification determines incapacity is permanent.
  • Contractual employees may enroll in any of the medical and health benefits plans within sixty (60) days of their initial contract with the University. The medical and prescription plans are subsidized for full-time contractual employees working 30 hours or more a week and have at least a three month contract. Otherwise, the employee will have an opportunity to enroll during Open Enrollment.  Contractual employees are responsible for the monthly employee voucher payments once enrolled in health benefits.  Enrollees are billed directly for payment and may pay online or via check or money order
United Concordia PPO Dental Plan
  • Provides a contracted panel of dentists to render dental services.
  • This plan covers preventive dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, and orthodontics.
  • One option offered: the DPPO (Dental Preferred Provider Organization) plan, which allows for dental services in network and out-of-network and a maximum benefit.  No adult orthodontia care.
Delta Dental HMO Dental Plan
  • Provides a contracted panel of dentists to render dental services.
  • This plan covers preventive dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, and orthodontics.
  • One option offered: DHMO (Dental Health Maintenance Organization) which allows for dental services with in-network providers.
CVS Caremark Drug Plan
  • Maximum benefits are received when you use a network pharmacy for the State of Maryland.
  • Both generic and name brand drugs are covered under the plan, however, the employee must meet a co-payment of either, $10.00 and $25.00 and $40.00, respectively.
  • A mail-order option is available.
Vision Plan
  • Employees have a partial reimbursable vision care plan where such services as an eye exam, lenses, and frames are available once a year.  Vision care benefits are included through the medical plans only
  • The employee may secure claim forms through the medical plan and may either file a claim for partial reimbursement, or, if, the provider agrees, to assign his/her benefits to the provider.
METLIFE Term Life Insurance
  • Term life insurance is purchased with pre-tax premium dollars up to $50,000 in coverage.
  • Employee coverage levels over $50,000, up to maximum of $300,000, can be purchased with post-tax premium dollars.  The completion of a medical review application and a physical examination are required.
  • Dependent coverage is available up to 50% of the employee’s coverage level.
METLIFE Personal Accidental and Dismemberment Plan
  • The plan provides benefits in a certain percentage of the principal benefit amount in a lump sum payment to employees who experience paralysis and/or dismemberment (loss of sight, hearing or limbs).  The beneficiary will receive the full benefit in the event of the employee’s death as a result of an accident.  

    • Three benefits levels are available: $100,000, $200,000 or $300,000.
P & A Group Heath Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employees contribute pre-tax money to either the health care or dependent care flexible spending accounts for twenty-four (24) pay periods. Nineteen (19) pay periods if a faculty member on a 21 pay schedule.
  • Medical and dental expenses (maximum of $2500 annually) or dependent care expenses (maximum of $5000 annually) are reimbursable.
  • Spending accounts will lower your taxable income.