Kansas Department of Administration

03-P-035 KPERS Death and Disability Insurance Contributions

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:50 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

DATE: March 10, 2003
SUBJECT: KPERS Death and Disability Insurance Contributions
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 1, 2003
CONTACT: Roger Basinger (785) 296-5387 roger.basinger@da.state.ks.us
APPROVAL:
SUMMARY: Suspension of Employer Contributions for KPERS Death and Disability Insurance for the period of April 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003

HB 2026, passed in the 2003 legislative session and published in the Kansas Register on Thursday, March 6, 2003, suspends employer contributions for KPERS Death and Disability Insurance from April 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003. As a result of this legislation, the Division of Accounts and Reports will not collect or remit KPERS Death and Disability contributions for pay periods that have an original check issue date between April 1, 2003 and June 30, 2003. This moratorium will start effective with the pay period beginning March 16, 2003 and ending March 29, 2003, paid April 11, 2003. The moratorium will continue through the payroll period beginning May 25, 2003 and ending June 7, 2003, paid June 20, 2003. Please note that the KPERS Death and Disability Insurance contribution for off-cycle payrolls is calculated based on pay period end dates, so paycheck adjustments processed after April 1, 2003 for pay period end dates prior to March 29, 2003 will continue to have the contributions collected and remitted. Remittances will continue to be made according to the normal schedule for the prior period adjustments.

Agencies are reminded that it is extremely important that the appropriate 'GTL' code be established in SHARP's General Deduction Data for new employees hired between March 16, 2003 and June 7, 2003, even though the agency will not be charged for KPERS Death and Disability contributions. If the appropriate 'GTL' code is not established, then imputed income, if applicable, will not be properly calculated for the new employee.

Regent institutions are reminded that the Death and Disability Insurance moratorium is for the employer paid contributions only. The moratorium does not extend to Board of Regents retirement plans members who elect to continue the Death and Disability Insurance coverage while on leave without pay under the provisions of K.S.A. 74-4927a(5). K.S.A. 74-4927a(5) specifically requires the "employee" to remit the required contribution while on leave without pay.

The Division of Accounts and Reports, Payroll Services Team will make the necessary updates to the SHARP payroll system to effect this change for all employees for whom SHARP calculates pay. Regent's institutions are responsible for ensuring that this change is made in their respective systems prior to April 1, 2003.

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