Kansas Department of Administration

18-P-006 New Benefit Plans/Deduction Codes for Group Health Insurance (October 16, 2017)

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

Informational Circular No.

18-P-006

Effective Date:

December 17, 2017

Contact Name:
Jude Overton

Ph:
(785) 296-2290

Email:
jude.overton@ks.gov

Approval: Nancy Ruoff
(Original Signature on File)

Summary:
New Benefit Plans/Deduction Codes for Group Health Insurance for Plan Year 2018

The Kansas State Employees Health Care Commission recently approved adding three new medical insurance plans (J, N and Q), in addition to the existing Plan A and Plan C options, for State of Kansas employees via payroll deduction.  These new medical plans will be offered by Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas during open enrollment in October 2017 for coverage beginning January 1, 2018.

To implement the new medical insurance payroll deductions, new benefit plans and deduction codes will be added to SHaRP.   The new medical insurance payroll deductions will be processed in SHaRP effective for the payroll period beginning December 17, 2017, ending December 30, 2017, paid January 12, 2018.

The new medical insurance benefit plans and deduction codes effective December 17, 2017 are:

PLAN

TYPE

DEDUCTION CODE

DESCRIPTION

SHORT DESCRIPTION

BENEFIT PLAN

10

BCJJAT

BCBS – Plan J AT

MedicalAT

BCJJAT

10

BCJJBT

BCBS – Plan J BT

MedicalBT

BCJJBT

10

BCNNAT

BCBS – Plan N AT

MedicalAT

BCNNAT

10

BCNNBT

BCBS – Plan N BT

MedicalBT

BCNNBT

10

BCQQAT

BCBS – Plan Q AT

MedicalAT

BCQQAT

10

BCQQBT

BCBS – Plan Q BT

MedicalBT

BCQQBT

10

AETJAT

AETNA-Plan J AT

MedicalAT

AETJAT

10

AETJBT

AETNA-Plan J BT

MedicalBT

AETJBT

10

AETNAT

AETNA-Plan N AT

MedicalAT

AETNAT

10

AETNBT

AETNA-Plan N BT

MedicalBT

AETNBT

10

AETQAT

AETNA-Plan Q AT

MedicalAT

AETQAT

10

AETQBT

AETNA-Plan Q BT

MedicalBT

AETQBT

Also, effective for the payroll period beginning December 17, 2017, ending December 30, 2017, paid January 12, 2018, new employer-only deduction codes will be implemented in SHaRP to assist in processing/tracking the HealthQuest employer contribution rewards paid to employees.  These new deduction codes will appear on employee paychecks for each pay period in which an employee’s earned HealthQuest credits are processed.

PLAN

TYPE

DEDUCTION CODE

DESCRIPTION

SHORT DESCRIPTION

BENEFIT PLAN

67

HSAREW

Health Savings Acct Rewards

HSARewards

HSAREW

68

HRAREW

Health Reimb Acct Rewards

HRARewards

HRAREW

The regular quarterly HSA/HRA employer contribution deduction codes will not change.  These deduction codes are HSADR or HSASR for Health Savings Account contributions and HRADR or HRASR for Health Reimbursement Account contributions.

In addition, the voluntary supplemental insurance carrier is changing from Colonial to MetLife effective for the payroll period beginning December 17, 2017, ending December 30, 2017, paid January 12, 2018.  Therefore, new voluntary supplemental insurance benefit plans and after-tax deduction codes effective December 17, 2017 are: 

PLAN

TYPE

DEDUCTION CODE

DESCRIPTION

SHORT DESCRIPTION

BENEFIT PLAN

29

MTAIAT

MetLife Accident Ins AT

 

VolSuppIns

MTAIAT

29

MTCIEN

MetLife Crit Ill High Plan AT

 

VolSuppIns

MTCIEN

29

MTCIBA

MetLife Crit Ill Low Plan AT

 

VolSuppIns

MTCIBA

29

MTHIBA

MetLife Hosp Ind Low Plan AT

 

VolSuppIns

MTHIBA

29

MTHIEN

MetLife Hosp Ind High Plan AT

 

VolSuppIns

MTHIEN

The 2017 plan year voluntary supplemental insurance benefit plans/deduction codes created for Colonial will be discontinued effective for the payroll period beginning December 17, 2017, ending December 30, 2017, paid January 12, 2018.  Employees who continue their coverage through Colonial will be direct billed by Colonial for premiums effective in 2018.  Colonial will be sending the direct billing information out to impacted employees in the future.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Payroll Systems Team is responsible for making the necessary updates to the SHaRP payroll system.  Regents’ institutions are responsible for ensuring that these changes are reflected in their individual systems.  In addition, Regent’s institutions should be prepared to test their payroll files for the new deduction codes/benefit plans by November 30, 2017.

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