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Employers

Employer Bulletin

State Employer
Vol. 19, State B
January 31, 2002

Sick Leave Certification and Add-On Pay, Deferred Compensation and Long-Term Care Insurance Updates

Sick Leave Certification and Add-on Pay

The question of whether to include add-on pay with base pay when certifying to Employee Trust Funds (ETF) for conversion of sick leave credits to pay health insurance premiums comes up from time to time. The amount of sick leave you certify to ETF on the Accumulated Leave Certification form (ET-4306) varies, depending on the employee's classification.

For represented and non-represented state employees, unused accumulated sick leave is converted at the employee's current basic pay rate. The current basic pay rate is the hourly rate, or its equivalent, excluding any overtime or supplementary compensation. Do not include add-on pay for represented and non-represented employees with base pay when certifying to ETF for conversion to sick leave credits for health insurance premiums. The only exception is described in the following paragraph:

Include Add-on Pay for State Employees Classified as Teachers, Teacher Supervisors or Education Directors

For state employees classified as teachers, teacher supervisors, or education directors supplementary compensation paid to the employee for completion of educational courses is included in the calculation of sick leave credits if the employer approves the educational course(s). The supplemental compensation paid to the employee for completion of educational courses is considered part of the employee's base pay for conversion of sick leave credits for health insurance premiums.

To correct any information submitted previously on the Accumulated Leave Certification form (ET-4306), redo the form and write "AMENDED" at the top before submitting the corrected form to the Department. Please direct any further questions about add-on pay to Carolyn Gieck at (608) 266-0629.

Limited Term Employee Eligibility for Deferred Compensation

The 2001-2003 biennial budget bill–Wisconsin Act 16 includes a provision that makes limited term employees (LTEs) eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (WDC). Any LTE that is interested should contact the plan administrator for information about the WDC and how to enroll. Please direct the interested employee to the WDC Administration office at:

902 Ann Street, Suite A
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 256-6200; 1-800-257-4457 or
TTY 1-800-995-4457

Please note that the WDC administration office has moved. The office is no longer located on the Capitol square. It has moved to 902 Ann Street, approximately one block from the Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Long-Term Care Insurance Program Loses an Insurer

Effective December 18, 2001, the American International Group Life Insurance offered through Jack Schroeder & Associates is no longer available as an option for new enrollments. Employees currently enrolled with Jack Schroeder & Associates will continue existing coverage through this insurer. The new local phone number for existing enrollees to use is (608)664-9339. The toll-free numbers and address remain the same.

Jack Schroeder & Associates
(Underwritten by AIG, American International Group Life Insurance)
Toll Free: 1-800-582-5721 (Green Bay) or 1-877-578-8561 (Madison)
Local Madison: (608) 241-2962 changed to (608) 664-9339

For questions regarding reporting contact:

Betsy Heinemer
2064 Allouez Ave
Green Bay WI 54311
1-800-582-5721

We are asking state employers to assist us in announcing this provider change by sharing the attached information with employees. Please distribute the information in the format most effective for your organization, such as newsletters, employee bulletin boards, e-mail, Intranet, etc.

For more information about the Long-Term Care Insurance Program, contact Steve Grob at (608) 266-3099.

Long-Term Care Info

 

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