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Employers

Employer Bulletin

State Agencies & Local Health Employers
Vol. 19, No. 9
May 21, 2002

Income Continuation Insurance Plan Updates

Changes to Reporting of Part-time Earnings on the Income Continuation Insurance Report of Employment and Earnings (ET-5901)

At the November 13, 2001 Wisconsin Group Insurance Board meeting, the Board approved an amendment to the State and Local Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) plans regarding the offset of part-time earnings to the ICI benefit. The adopted change is to base the part-time earnings offset on the date of the check or wage payment rather than the payroll period.

The Department has revised the Income Continuation Insurance Report of Employment and Earnings (ET-5901) to reflect this change. The revised reports can be found in the Employers section on the Department's Internet site, etf.wi.gov. Employers that do not have access to the Internet can order forms from CORE through the use of the Income Continuation Insurance Forms/Booklets Order Form. Please discard any previous versions of the reports and begin using the revised form beginning June 30, 2002.

Do not send the completed form to CORE, INC. Please mail it to:

Department of Employee Trust Funds
Disability Programs Bureau
P.O. Box 7931
Madison WI 53707-7931

or send an e-mail to the Department at:

etfweb@etf.state.wi.us

or send a fax to the Department at:

(608) 267-0633

A sample of the revised form is included with this Bulletin. Please direct questions about this revised form or process to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.

STATE AGENCIES ONLY: All Long-Term ICI Benefits to be Paid Monthly

The State ICI plan has always indicated that long-term ICI benefits would be paid on a monthly basis. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2002, all part-time employees who are receiving long-term ICI benefits will be paid monthly, with checks dated the first of the month after the benefit month (e.g. July 2002 benefits will be paid on a check dated August 1, 2002). Part-time earnings will be offset based on the date of the earnings check.

Affected employees will be notified in a separate mailing concerning this change; there are less than 40 of them.

Questions about this change can be directed to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.

 

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