With the upcoming UCPath implementation, UCSF will transition to a new method of charging for the employer contributions to employee benefits, commonly referred to as Composite Benefit Rates (CBR). Currently, UCSF bases the charge for benefits, taxes, and other assessments on the actual individual benefit costs elected by each employee (fringe benefits rates). UCSF will begin charging a fixed percentage of an employee’s salary depending on the assigned employee group (e.g., faculty, staff, postdoc), job code, and benefits eligibility. 

UCSF Health will use a single rate model; the UCSF campus will use a CBR model that organizes employees into six categories. The composite benefit rate for each category equals the total cost of the benefits, taxes, and assessments divided by the total salaries of the group.  The implementation of CBR will simplify department financial planning for benefit costs. 

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