Safety Net Program

The university created this pilot program to provide financial assistance to employees with a qualified annualized salary and who met the deductible for the plan and coverage tier they are enrolled in for 2024. The Safety Net amount covers all eligible Tier 1 claims incurred within the university’s medical plan (not dental or vision) above the deductible. ​ 

To qualify you must:​ 

  • Be an active employee enrolled in one of the university’s medical plans for calendar year 2024.​
  • Have an annualized salary on Jan. 1, 2024, or at the time of hire during 2024, that is less than or equal to $38,617 (based on the 2024 ACA Index). ​ 
  • Meet the deductible of the enrolled medical plan and coverage tier and participate in the Specialty Access Program if applicable.​ 
  • Must apply no later than Dec. 31, 2024. 


  • Eligible claims must be incurred on Marquette’s medical plan (not dental/vision) during the program year (Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2024). 
  • Eligible Tier 1 claims will be processed at 100% above the deductible for the remainder of the program year (Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2024).
  • Eligible Tier 2 or out-of-network claims processed as if on regular PPO/HDHP, no Safety Net coverage. 

Safety Net Program Application