The University Record, March 5, 2001

No benefits deductions taken in February monthly payroll

There will be no interruption in benefits coverage for 15,405 faculty and staff as a result of a processing error that occurred in their February monthly paychecks.

Deductions were not taken for health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, prescription drugs, vision, flexible spending accounts (FSA), auto/homeowners/liability insurance, group long-term care insurance, legal plan and flexible benefits cash credits coverage.

The only benefits deductions taken from the February monthly paychecks were basic and additional retirement plans contributions. Nonben-efits deductions for such items as parking and University day care facilities were not affected.

Benefits premiums that were not deducted in February will be deducted in March monthly paychecks, in addition to normal March deductions. Individuals who may face a hardship as a result of the double deductions should contact the Payroll Office within the next 10 days to identify alternate pay arrangements for March.

Scheduled reimbursements from 2000 Health Care and Dependent Care accounts were not included in February paychecks. Those who were due a reimbursement and did not receive it in February will automatically receive it in their March paycheck or can request an imprest check through the Benefits Office.

Affected faculty and staff were notified of the situation last week to allow time for budget adjustments and planning. Benefits deductions were correct for staff paid on a biweekly schedule.

For more information, see the Q&A on the Web at www.umich.edu/~benefits. Individuals with questions should contact Payroll, Payroll-Information@umich.edu or (734) 764-8259 or the Benefits Office, benefits.office@umich.edu or (734) 763-1214.