December 21, 2015
Income Continuation Insurance Applications and STAR
With most state agencies’ human resources systems now consolidated under STAR, employees who have a job change on or after January 1, 2016 will no longer be required to complete an ICI application to continue their ICI coverage if they move from one STAR agency to another. However, employees moving from a STAR agency to a non-STAR agency (or vice versa) will be required to complete a new ICI application because they are moving from one payroll center to another.
Currently, an employee’s earnings used to compute ICI premiums remains the same upon a job change (unless there is a change in percentage of appointment at the same time). The employee’s earnings basis for ICI premium purposes are communicated to the new employer via a Personnel Transfer Report.
Effective 1/1/2016, if an employee has a job change that requires them to complete a new ICI application (i.e. they are moving between payroll centers), a new projected (estimated) earnings amount for the ensuing 12 months should be used for ICI premium purposes.
Note: UW System employees moving from a University Staff position to a UW Faculty/Academic Staff position (or vice versa) will still be required to complete a new ICI application since the ICI programs are different. As is the current policy, a new projected earnings amount for the ensuing 12 months should be determined and used for ICI premium purposes going forward.