Posted 8:17 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

benefit deduction change

Starting in 2024, the payroll deduction schedule for most benefits will be changing. Review the information below to learn about the change and how it may affect your paycheck.

Currently, benefit insurance premiums for most benefits are deducted one month prior to the coverage month (for example, deductions in November are for December coverage). Starting in 2024, benefit insurance premiums will be deducted in the same month as the coverage month (for example, deductions in January will be for January coverage).

If you are currently enrolled in any of the benefit plans listed in column one in the table below, you will not have these benefit insurance premiums deducted from your December 14 and December 28 paychecks. You may have more take-home pay on these paychecks. Contributions and/or premiums listed in column two in the table below will continue to be deducted from the December 14 and December 28 paychecks.

Benefit Plans Affected
Premiums Not Deducted in December 2023

Benefit Plans Not Affected
Contributions/Premiums to Continue in December 2023

 State Group Health Insurance

 Income Continuation Insurance

 Dental Insurance

 Flexible Spending Accounts

 Vision Insurance

 Health Savings Account

 Life Insurance

 University Insurance Association Life Insurance

 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

 Health Opt-Out Incentive

 Accident Insurance

 Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

 UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program *

 Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457 Program *

Your benefits coverage will remain active in December 2023 because your December premiums will be deducted in November. Deductions for benefit insurance premiums will resume on the January 11, 2024, paycheck.

You do not need to take any action in response to this announcement. Your benefit deductions will automatically be stopped on your December 2023 paychecks and will automatically resume in January 2024. Benefit deductions can be reviewed on your earning statement for each payroll. See Access Your Earning Statement for more information.

*Contributions will be deducted from 24 pay periods. If you participate in these programs, you have received an email providing additional information.

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