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Employers

Employer Bulletin

State Agencies
Vol. 20, State H
October 28, 2003

Income Continuation Insurance Benefits to be Paid Monthly 

The Wisconsin Group Insurance Board (GIB) approved a revision to the State Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) plan to pay all ICI benefits on a monthly basis. This revision was implemented at the Board's August 26, 2003 meeting; the effective date is January 1, 2004. This means that ICI short-term benefits now paid on a biweekly basis, based on the State payroll cycle, will no longer be paid in that manner.

The revision makes the payment of ICI benefits consistent with all other disability benefits paid through the Department and disability industry standards. Checks will be dated the first of the month and will cover all ICI benefits payable for the prior month (e.g., March 1, 2004 check covers February 2004 ICI benefits payable).

Part-time earnings offsets will continue to be based on the date of the earnings check.

The transition will be as follows for short-term ICI benefits:

  • New ICI Claims filed in December 2003 may not receive their first check until February 1, 2004. This will be dependent on the employee's elimination period and/or sick leave exhaustion date.
  • December 14 – December 27, 2003 ICI benefits will be paid on a check dated January 8, 2004.
  • December 28, 2003 – January 10, 2004 ICI benefits will be paid on a check dated January 22, 2004.
  • January 11 – January 31, 2004 ICI benefits will be paid on a check dated February 1, 2004.

Current employees who are approved for short-term ICI benefits into January 2004 will be notified in a separate mailing concerning this change so they may plan accordingly. There are approximately 350 affected claimants.

Employer questions regarding this change can be directed to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900. Affected employees who have questions regarding this change may contact CORE, INC. at 1-800-960-0052.

 

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