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Date: December 9, 2010

Bulletin Number: CU-419

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Subject

CUNY Health Benefits Buy Out Waiver Program for the Payment Cycle of 7/1/10 - 12/31/10

Purpose

To explain procedures for entering payments into the Time Entry page.

Affected Employees

Eligible CUNY employees who elect to participate in the Health Benefits Buy Out Waiver Program and are also designated on the Buy Out Waiver Listing submitted by the CUNY University Benefits Office.

Background

The Health Benefits Buy Out Waiver Program is authorized under IRC Section 125 and administered under the Medical Spending Conversion Program.

Effective Date(s)

Payment will be included in the employee’s regular paycheck or direct deposit advice dated 1/13/11, Pay Period 20L/21C.

Agency Payment Processing Instructions

To pay eligible employees, use the Earn Code HBB and enter the following information into the Time Entry page:

Earnings Begin Date:

Enter the last date of the pay period.

Earnings End Date:

Enter the last date of the pay period.

Earnings Code:

Enter HBB.

Amount:

Enter the amount designated on the Buy Out Waiver Listing.

Note:  The maximum payment amount is $500.00.  Payment for any period less than 6 months must be prorated.

Payroll Register and Employee’s
Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code HBB and the amount paid will be displayed on the payroll register.  The earnings description “HB Buyout” and the payment amount will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Tax Information

CUNY Health Benefits Buy Out Payment is taxable income and will be included in the employee’s taxable gross wages and is subject to all employment and income taxes.

Questions

Questions about this Bulletin may be directed to your Payroll Auditor.