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
- 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.