Kansas Department of Administration

09-P-026 Suspension of Employer Group Health Insurance Contributions

DATE: March 2, 2009
SUBJECT: Suspension of Employer Group Health Insurance Contributions
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2009
CONTACT: Cindy Lo (785) 296-2259 cindy.lo@da.ks.gov
APPROVAL: Image of approval signature.

Suspension of Employer Contributions for Group Health Insurance for the Payroll Periods February 22, 2009 to June 13, 2009

Senate Bill 23, passed in the 2009 legislative session, suspends employer contributions for group health insurance for the payroll periods from February 22, 2009 to June 13, 2009. As a result of this legislation, the Division of Accounts and Reports will not collect or remit the employer portion of group health insurance contributions for pay periods that have an original check issue date from March 20, 2009 to June 26, 2009. This moratorium will start effective with the pay period beginning February 22, 2009 and ending March 7, 2009, paid March 20, 2009. This moratorium, however, does not impact the employer contributions collected and remitted to employee Health Savings Accounts.

Please note that the group health insurance contributions for off-cycle payrolls are calculated based on pay period end dates, so paycheck adjustments processed after February 22, 2009 for pay period end dates prior to March 7, 2009 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.

The Division of Accounts and Reports, Payroll Systems Team, will make the necessary updates to the SHARP payroll system to effect this change for all employees for whom SHARP calculates pay. Regent institutions are responsible for ensuring that this change is made in their respective systems effective with the payroll periods noted above.


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