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Employers

Employer Bulletin

Local Employers
Vol. 16, Local F
September 8, 1999

Amendments to Income Continuation Insurance Plan Announced

Decision Effective June 29, 1999

Group Insurance Board Changes Definition of Short Term Disability

The Group Insurance Board (GIB) recently changed the definition of short-term disability under the Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) contract. Effective June 29, 1999 claimants need only be disabled from their own occupation to meet the definition of disability for ICI benefits. Previously, claimants who were disabled from their own occupations yet could still work in a "like occupation" were denied ICI benefits.

Decision Effective August 24, 1999

ICI Coverage while On Leave Increased from 24 Months to 36 Months

The following policy change is effective for leaves of absence taken on or after August 24, 1999: The maximum time Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) coverage can be continued has been increased from 24 to 36 months. There is one exception: Insured employes who go on union service leave, as defined under Wis. Stats. § 40.02 (56), may continue to be insured for the duration of that particular type of leave.

Changes Effective November 1, 1999

Monthly Premium Contribution Rate Correction Notice

The attached pages contain contribution rate tables detailing the employer contribution rates and employe minimum monthly contribution rates for those whose Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) earnings in the previous calendar year were $55,000.01 or higher. This information was erroneously omitted from Employer Bulletin Vol. 16, Local B (March 30, 1999). We ask that you use these premium rates for any employe whose coverage becomes effective on or after November 1, 1999. For employes already covered by the ICI plan, use these rates when you update employe payroll records and calculate premiums effective March 1, 2000.

Please add the following premium rate tables to your copy of the Wisconsin Public Employers ICI Administration Manual

(ET-1145, REV 6/95). Chapter 4 of the Manual shows you how to calculate the amount of monthly premiums for each employe; Chapter 5 shows the minimum employer contribution amounts.

CI Updates Made to ETF Internet Site

Check out the Local Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) Plan on the Department's Internet site. Questions can be directed to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.

Local Government Employes Income Continuation Insurance Booklet Updated

The Local Government Employes Income Continuation Insurance booklet (ET-2129) was revised and expanded in July. The new version includes, among other things, the amended definition of short-term disability and the correct premium rates. We recommend you request a supply large enough to distribute a booklet to each of your insured employes. Please destroy any old booklets you may have on hand.

To request a copy for each insured employe, call our Supply and Mail Services number at (608) 266-3302. A recorded message will prompt you to provide your employer name, seven-digit employer identification number (starting with 69-036-four digits) or address, your phone number, the form name and number, and the quantity requested.

Most employers will be contributing .375% of the employes' average monthly earnings. The following chart shows the amount of employer contributions for salary ranges based on the .375% contribution.

Minimum Employer Contribution Effective November 1, 1999

WRS Earnings in the
Previous Calendar Year
Equivalent Average
Monthly Earnings
Employe .375% Contribution
0.00 - 5,000.00 416.67 1.56
5,000.01 - 6,000.00 500.00 1.88
6,000.01 - 7,000.00 583.33 2.19
7,000.01 - 8,000.00 666.67 2.50
8,000.01 - 9,000.00 750.00 2.81
9,000.01 - 10,000.00 833.33 3.12
10,000.01 - 11,000.00 916.67 3.44
11,000.01 - 12,000.00 1,000.00 3.75
12,000.01 - 13,000.00 1,083.33 4.06
13,000.01 - 14,000.00 1,166.67 4.38
14,000.01 - 15,000.00 1,250.00 4.69
15,000.01 - 16,000.00 1,333.33 5.00
16,000.01 - 17,000.00 1,416.67 5.31
17,000.01 - 18,000.00 1,500.00 5.63
18,000.01 - 19,000.00 1,583.33 5.94
19,000.01 - 20,000.00 1,666.67 6.25
20,000.01 - 21,000.00 1,750.00 6.56
21,000.01 - 22,000.00 1,833.33 6.87
22,000.01 - 23,000.00 1,916.67 7.19
23,000.01 - 24,000.00 2,000.00 7.50
24,000.01 - 25,000.00 2,083.33 7.81
25,000.01 - 26,000.00 2,166.67 8.13
26,000.01 - 27,000.00 2,250.00 8.44
27,000.01 - 28,000.00 2,333.33 8.75
28,000.01 - 29,000.00 2,416.67 9.06
29,000.01 - 30,000.00 2,500.00 9.38
30,000.01 - 31,000.00 2,583.33 9.69
31,000.01 - 32,000.00 2,666.67 10.00
32,000.01 - 33,000.00 2,750.00 10.31
33,000.01 - 34,000.00 2,833.33 10.62
34,000.01 - 35,000.00 2,916.67 10.94
35,000.01 - 36,000.00 3,000.00 11.25
36,000.01 - 37,000.00 3,083.33 11.56
37,000.01 - 38,000.00 3,166.67 11.88
38,000.01 - 39,000.00 3,250.00 12.19
39,000.01 - 40,000.00 3,333.33 12.50
40,000.01 - 41,000.00 3,416.67 12.81
41,000.01 - 42,000.00 3,500.00 13.13
42,000.01 - 43,000.00 3,583.33 13.44
43,000.01 - 44,000.00 3,666.67 13.75
44,000.01 - 45,000.00 3,750.00 14.06
45,000.01 - 46,000.00 3,833.33 14.37
46,000.01 - 47,000.00 3,916.67 14.69
47,000.01 - 48,000.00 4,000.00 15.00
48,000.01 - 49,000.00 4,083.33 15.31
49,000.01 - 50,000.00 4,166.67 15.63
50,000.01 - 51,000.00 4,250.00 15.94
51,000.01 - 52,000.00 4,333.33 16.25
52,000.01 - 53,000.00 4,416.67 16.56
53,000.01 - 54,000.00 4,500.00 16.88
54,000.01 - 55,000.00 4,583.33 17.19
55,000.01 - 56,000.00 4,666.67 17.50
56,000.01 - 57,000.00 4,750.00 17.81
57,000.01 - 58,000.00 4,833.33 18.12
58,000.01 - 59,000.00 4,916.67 18.44
59,000.01 - 60,000.00 5,000.00 18.75
60,000.01 - 61,000.00 5,083.33 19.06
61,000.01 - 62,000.00 5,166.67 19.38
62,000.01 - 63,000.00 5,250.00 19.69
63,000.01 - and up 5,333.33 20.00

 

Monthly Premium Rates - Employe Contributions Effective November 1, 1999

WAITING (Elimination) PERIOD (in calendar days)

WRS Earnings in the
Previous Calendar Year
Equivalent Average
Monthly Earnings
30 Days 60 Days 90 Days 120 Days 180 Days

0.00 - 5,000.00

416.67

3.13

2.19

1.56

0.94

0.00

5,000.01 - 6,000.00

500.00

3.75

2.63

1.88

1.13

0.00

6,000.01 - 7,000.00

583.33

4.37

3.06

2.19

1.31

0.00

7,000.01 - 8,000.00

666.67

5.00

3.50

2.50

1.50

0.00

8,000.01 - 9,000.00

750.00

5.63

3.94

2.81

1.69

0.00

9,000.01 - 10,000.00

833.33

6.25

4.37

3.12

1.87

0.00

10,000.01 - 11,000.00

916.67

6.88

4.81

3.44

2.06

0.00

11,000.01 - 12,000.00

1,000.00

7.50

5.25

3.75

2.25

0.00

12,000.01 - 13,000.00

1,083.33

8.12

5.69

4.06

2.44

0.00

13,000.01 - 14,000.00

1,166.67

8.75

6.13

4.38

2.63

0.00

14,000.01 - 15,000.00

1,250.00

9.38

6.56

4.69

2.81

0.00

15,000.01 - 16,000.00

1,333.33

10.00

7.00

5.00

3.00

0.00

16,000.01 - 17,000.00

1,416.67

10.63

7.44

5.31

3.19

0.00

17,000.01 - 18,000.00

1,500.00

11.25

7.88

5.63

3.38

0.00

18,000.01 - 19,000.00

1,583.33

11.87

8.31

5.94

3.56

0.00

19,000.01 - 20,000.00

1,666.67

12.50

8.75

6.25

3.75

0.00

20,000.01 - 21,000.00

1,750.00

13.13

9.19

6.56

3.94

0.00

21,000.01 - 22,000.00

1,833.33

13.75

9.62

6.87

4.12

0.00

22,000.01 - 23,000.00

1,916.67

14.38

10.06

7.19

4.31

0.00

23,000.01 - 24,000.00

2,000.00

15.00

10.50

7.50

4.50

0.00

24,000.01 - 25,000.00

2,083.33

15.62

10.94

7.81

4.69

0.00

25,000.01 - 26,000.00

2,166.67

16.25

11.38

8.13

4.88

0.00

26,000.01 - 27,000.00

2,250.00

16.88

11.81

8.44

5.06

0.00

27,000.01 - 28,000.00

2,333.33

17.50

12.25

8.75

5.25

0.00

28,000.01 - 29,000.00

2,416.67

18.13

12.69

9.06

5.44

0.00

29,000.01 - 30,000.00

2,500.00

18.75

13.13

9.38

5.63

0.00

30,000.01 - 31,000.00

2,583.33

19.37

13.56

9.69

5.81

0.00

31,000.01 - 32,000.00

2,666.67

20.00

14.00

10.00

6.00

0.00

32,000.01 - 33,000.00

2,750.00

20.63

14.44

10.31

6.19

0.00

33,000.01 - 34,000.00

2,833.33

21.25

14.87

10.62

6.37

0.00

34,000.01 - 35,000.00

2,916.67

21.88

15.31

10.94

6.56

0.00

35,000.01 - 36,000.00

3,000.00

22.50

15.75

11.25

6.75

0.00

36,000.01 - 37,000.00

3,083.33

23.12

16.19

11.56

6.94

0.00

37,000.01 - 38,000.00

3,166.67

23.75

16.63

11.88

7.13

0.00

38,000.01 - 39,000.00

3,250.00

24.38

17.06

12.19

7.31

0.00

39,000.01 - 40,000.00

3,333.33

25.00

17.50

12.50

7.50

0.00

40,000.01 - 41,000.00

3,416.67

25.63

17.94

12.81

7.69

0.00

41,000.01 - 42,000.00

3,500.00

26.25

18.38

13.13

7.88

0.00

42,000.01 - 43,000.00

3,583.33

26.87

18.81

13.44

8.06

0.00

43,000.01 - 44,000.00

3,666.67

27.50

19.25

13.75

8.25

0.00

44,000.01 - 45,000.00

3,750.00

28.13

19.69

14.06

8.44

0.00

45,000.01 - 46,000.00

3,833.33

28.75

20.12

14.37

8.62

0.00

46,000.01 - 47,000.00

3,916.67

29.38

20.56

14.69

8.81

0.00

47,000.01 - 48,000.00

4,000.00

30.00

21.00

15.00

9.00

0.00

48,000.01 - 49,000.00

4,083.33

30.62

21.44

15.31

9.19

0.00

49,000.01 - 50,000.00

4,166.67

31.25

21.88

15.63

9.38

0.00

50,000.01 - 51,000.00

4,250.00

31.88

22.31

15.94

9.56

0.00

51,000.01 - 52,000.00

4,333.33

32.50

22.75

16.25

9.75

0.00

52,000.01 - 53,000.00

4,416.67

33.13

23.19

16.56

9.94

0.00

53,000.01 - 54,000.00

4,500.00

33.75

23.63

16.88

10.13

0.00

54,000.01 - 55,000.00

4,583.33

34.37

24.06

17.19

10.31

0.00

55,000.01 - 56,000.00

4,666.67

35.00

24.50

17.50

10.50

0.00

56,000.01 - 57,000.00

4,750.00

35.63

24.94

17.81

10.69

0.00

57,000.01 - 58,000.00

4,833.33

36.25

25.37

18.12

10.87

0.00

58,000.01 - 59,000.00

4,916.67

36.88

25.81

18.44

11.06

0.00

59,000.01 - 60,000.00

5,000.00

37.50

26.25

18.75

11.25

0.00

60,000.01 - 61,000.00

5,083.33

38.12

26.69

19.06

11.44

0.00

61,000.01 - 62,000.00

5,166.67

38.75

27.13

19.38

11.63

0.00

62,000.01 - 63,000.00

5,250.00

39.38

27.56

19.69

11.81

0.00

63,000.01 - and up

5,333.33

40.00

28.00

20.00

12.00

0.00

 

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