Cost of Coverage

When you think about what health plan is right for you, it’s important to look at the full picture – what you pay from your paycheck and what you’ll pay when getting care. Depending on which plan you choose and who you cover, your costs for 2020 may be increasing or decreasing. However, Capital One continues to cover the majority (80%, on average) of associates’ health care costs. As you consider your choices for 2020 benefits, we encourage you to:

  • Look at the whole picture, meaning it’s not just about how much you pay from your paycheck.
  • Think about how much coverage you need for the upcoming year.
  • Consider when and how you pay for care. Would you prefer to pay more out of your paycheck and less if and when you need care, or are you ok with paying less per paycheck and more if and when you go to the doctor?

Capital One and our associates share the total premium cost and the related administrative costs supporting our plan. On each paycheck, you contribute funding to cover these costs. However, this covers only a fraction of the total cost. Most of the cost is paid by the company (80% on average).

View the 2020 associate contributions for benefits
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Supplemental Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Personal Loss
Supplemental Long Term Disability


In accordance with IRS regulations, there are unique cost considerations for those associates who cover a domestic partner. The key considerations are:

  • The portion of the associate’s premium that is attributable to covering the domestic partner is paid on a post-tax basis rather than on a pre-tax basis like for the associate’ own coverage or that of other dependents.
  • The company’s contribution toward the cost of the domestic partner’s coverage (called the fair market value) is added to your earnings for the year and is subject to the applicable taxes.
Capital One will provide associates with a domestic partner (under our medical, dental and visions plans) a gross-up amount to help cover the taxes owed on these benefits. If you have indicated on IRS Form W-4 that you are exempt from federal income tax withholding, no gross-up will be applied. Similarly, if you have indicated that you are exempt from state tax withholding, no state gross-up will be provided.