Fringe Benefits
1998

The following breakdown represents the estimated value of so-called fringe benefits accruing to operating employees with annual wages of $68,400/$50,700* or more during the calendar year of 1998. The money values set forth are computed on costs actually known as of January 1998.

  PAID BY THE CARRIER

PER YEAR

# DURING MONTH
  Railroad Retirement Tier 1 (6.20%)

$4,240.80

$ 353.40

  Railroad Retirement Tier 2 (16.10%)

8,162.70

680.22

  Supplemental Pension

730.80

60.90

1/ Unemployment (RUIA)

616.05

51.33

4/ Health Plan (GA-23000)

5,665.08

472.09

  Health Plan - Retiree (GA-46000)

292.56

24.38

  Dental Plan

379.20

31.60

2/ Vacations

3,008.00

250.67

2/ Holidays

1,569.52

130.79

3/ Other

662.55

55.21

   

$ 25,327.26

$2,110.59

RAILROAD RETIREMENT TAX
Tier 1 (6.2%)

$ 4,240.80

$ 353.40

PAID BY EMPLOYEE
Tier 2 (4.9%)

$ 2,484.30

$ 207.02

 

$ 6,725.10

$ 560.42

   
* $68,400 represents the minimum annual wage subject to a maximum railroad retirement Tier 1 tax.
$50,700 represents the minimum annual wage subject to the maximum railroad retirement Tier 2 tax.
Medicare is taxed at a rate of 1.45% with no annual maximum applicable.
# Per year total divided on a pro-rata basis per calendar month and rounded to the nearest 1 cent equivalent.
1/ This tax requirement will vary from year to year based upon the individual railroad's experience rating. The amount shown here is based on the Tax Rate of 5.55% and based on employee earnings of not more than $925.00 per month and $11,100.00 per year. The maximum rate is 12.5%.
2/ Taxable to employee as income.
3/ Includes jury duty pay, bereavement pay, $150,000 AD&D and liability insurance as part of the Off-Track Vehicle Accident provisions, along with other miscellaneous items attributable to fringe benefits.
4/ Employee contribution to Health Plan is $76.68 covering the period January, 1996 to July, 1998.
Employee contribution to Health Plan is $167.22 covering the period July, 1998 to December 31, 1999.
   
NOTE: Current information on Vacations, Holidays and Other no longer available. Information from 1987.