Vol. 18, Local A
February 2, 2001
Bulletin Reports on Changes for
Ordering ICI Forms, Reporting Deadline and Update on Premiums
Ordering Income Continuation Insurance Forms
Effective immediately employers need to request Income Continuation
Insurance (ICI) booklets, claims packets or forms directly from
CORE, INC. via e-mail at ICILTDI@COREINC.com or by calling 1-800-960-0052.
Attached to this Bulletin you'll find an order form
that can be faxed to CORE, INC. at (310) 348-7126. You can download
a copy of the Income Continuation Insurance Forms/Booklets Order
Form from ETF's Internet site, etf.wi.gov
under Employer Forms and Brochures. United Wisconsin Insurance Company
(UWIC) will no longer fill requests for these items.
ICI Employee Transaction Reports (ET-5901) must arrive
at CORE, INC. Seven Days Before Check Date
CORE, INC. must receive the ICI Employee Transaction Reports
(ET-5901) at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the check date.
For example, for checks dated February 22, 2001, CORE, INC. must
have the ICI Employee Transaction Report (ET-5901) prior
to February 16, 2001. These reports may be sent to CORE, INC. via
fax at (310) 348-7126, or mailed to CORE, INC at P.O. Box 451639,
Los Angeles, CA 60045.
Update ICI Premiums on March Report
Local employers offering Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) must
update payroll records and calculate new ICI monthly premiums, which
will be effective March 1, 2001. The premiums are based on calendar
year 2000 Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) earnings and the elimination
period selected by each employee.
The updated premiums must be reported on your March 2001 Income Continuation Monthly Premium Report
-- Local (ET-1629), which is due at the Department of Employee
Trust Funds (ETF) on or before Tuesday, February 20, 2001. To obtain
a copy of this form, contact CORE, INC. directly or you may download
a copy from ETF's Internet site at etf.wi.gov
under Employer Forms and Brochures.
Please write "Annual Review and Update Completed" on
the bottom of your March 2001 report to indicate that you have completed
this process. Use the following instructions to complete your review
of ICI premiums. See also: Subchapter 608 of the Wisconsin Public
Employers ICI Administration Manual (ET-1145).
Determine each insured employee's WRS earnings for 2000.
If an employee was newly hired or had an interruption in earnings
of three consecutive months or more, the WRS earnings for 12
months will be an estimate.
Verify that you are reporting employees by the correct elimination
- Use the guidelines listed in the Wisconsin Public Employers
ICI Administration Manual (ET-1145) to calculate the amount
of the monthly premium for each employee (Chapter 4) and the employer
contribution (Chapter 5). The premium rates in effect are attached
to this Bulletin. Note: Premium rates
have not changed since November 1, 1999.
The resulting total premiums will be the amount paid and reported
beginning February 20, 2001 (for March 2001 coverage) and ending
January 22, 2002 (for February 2002 coverage).
NOTE: When an employee has a permanent change
in the percentage of appointment, such as a change from part-time
to full-time employment, premiums must be adjusted at the time the
If an adjustment was not made at the time the change in appointment
occurred, payment of the additional premiums--or refund of overpaid
premiums--should be made from the month of the change to the end
of the calendar year on the report due February 20.
For more information, please contact the Employer Communication
Center at (608) 264-7900.