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Date: February 23, 2011

Bulletin Number: SP-132

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Subject

Separation of Insurance Deduction Code 309 (PBA, NY Insurance)

Purpose

To notify the agency of the separation of Deduction Code 309 that currently covers four insurances, into four separate deduction codes.

Affected Employees

Members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) who elect one of these insurances will notice a change in the narrative description on their paystub or direct deposit advice statement.

Effective Date(s)

Effective Immediately.

Background

Currently Deduction Code 309 is identified as PBA, NY Insurance on employee paycheck stubs and advice statements.  PBA requested OSC to provide a separate deduction code for each of their four distinct insurances.

OSC Actions

OSC has created three additional deduction codes for three of the insurance carriers.  Deduction Code 309 continues to be used for one of the carriers, however, the deduction code narrative description has been changed. 

OSC has established the new codes as follows:

Deduction Code 309: PBA Group Insurance
Deduction Code 543: PBA Metlife Insurance
Deduction Code 544: PBA US Life Insurance
Deduction Code 545: PBA Short Term Disability

The PBA will submit all transactions via electronic file for enrollments, cancellations and/or changes on a biweekly basis. PBA will submit the transactions assigning the employees to the appropriate carrier.  Agency update access is not available for these deductions.

Agency Actions

Notify affected employees.

Questions

To obtain information about enrollment and benefits provided or to cancel the deduction(s), employees may contact the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. at (518) 462-7448.

Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.