Conversion to Semi-Monthly Payroll
The University is making a concerted effort to ensure that our business processes are compliant, consistent and most importantly efficient. The results of such an effort may at times impact you as an employee. Effective July 1, 2013, all Jackson State University employees will be paid on a semi-monthly basis. Although this change will not occur until July 1, 2013, we want to give you advance notice to plan for the change and to understand how this new process will impact you personally.
The Division of Business and Finance will host a series of informational sessions on the payroll conversion to address questions such as—
- Why is the University changing the pay cycle for all employees?
- What are the new semi-monthly pay dates?
- When will I receive my first paycheck under the new pay frequency schedule?
- How will this affect my benefits and deductions?
- Will I need to make any changes to my taxes or withholdings?
You are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to gain an understanding of how this new change will affect you. The
sessions will be held in the Student Center – Movie Theater. The dates and
time are below.
April 29, 2013 – Faculty: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 30, 2013-Faculty: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
May 1, 2013 – Faculty: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 14, 15, 16, 2013 – Staff – Monthly: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 18 & 20, 2013 – Staff – Biweekly: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PERS Employer Contribution Rate to Increase July 1, 2012
The employer contribution rate will increase for the Public Employees’s Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) and the Optional Retirement Plan from 12.93% to 14.26% effective July 1, 2012.
New Dental and Vision Insurance Carriers
Effective July 1, 2013, the insurance carriers for dental and vision insurance will change to Delta Dental and Superior Vision. Currently, the coverage is offered through Humana and Spectera, respectively. No action will be required of any employees who are currently enrolled in the vision and/or dental plans.
Below is a link to the summary of the new dental and vision plans and the monthly rates. If you would like more information, you may contact Wanda Brown in the Division of Human Resources.
New Long Term Disability (LTD) Carrier
The University has accepted a proposal from CIGNA Group Insurance to offer Long Term Disability to employees. Currently, this product is offered by UNUM. Effective July 1, 2013, any employee who is enrolled in Long-term disability coverage will no longer be covered by UNUM, but will be covered by CIGNA. You will be required to complete a short enrollment form in order to continue your coverage. Those forms will be available in Human Resources and/or at the Benefits Fair. If you are interested in enrolling in a Long-term disability plan, you will be able to during the upcoming 2013 Benefits Fair, April 25-26, 2013. This option will be offered on a guarantee issue basis (no medical questions).
For more information click the following link: New Long Term Disability Carrier-CIGNA
New Benefits from Allstate
Allstate offering new benefits, effective July, 2013, including GAP – a secondary insurance that pays out of pocket expenses associated with major medical deductibles and co-insurance.
Daphne Lyons, our representative from Allstate, will be on campus to discuss and answer questions concerning the GAP – Major Medical Supplemental Insurance product. She will be set up on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m, Student Center, Room 3213 and Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Student Center, Room 3241.
For more information click the following link: New Benefits from Allstate