Cost of Coverage

We want to ensure our associates have access to the best coverage at the lowest possible per-paycheck cost. To do this, we look for ways to balance the costs of services while helping you and your family make informed decisions on your care.

Our medical and dental benefit plans are self-insured—we pay for health care claims from our own budget. This allows us to offer cost-effective plans we feel are more tailored to the needs of our associates. We partner with Anthem to administer these plans.

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 2019 associate contributions for benefits
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Supplemental Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Personal Loss
Supplemental Long Term Disability

COST CONSIDERATIONS FOR DOMESTIC PARTNER COVERAGE

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.