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November 13, 2017   Inside UGA

Benefits premium deduction will change for nine-month faculty

November 13, 2017
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With the transition to the OneUSG ­Connect-Benefits platform, there has been a change in the method in which benefits premiums are collected for nine-month faculty members.

In the past, monthly premiums were deducted equally out of nine checks from August to April, and three months of summer premiums were deducted out of the tenth paycheck in May.

This academic year, premiums will be ­deducted on a 5/5 basis in the fall and on a 7/5 basis in the spring. This means that during the fall semester, five months of premiums will be deducted evenly from the five checks received from August through December.

During the spring semester, seven months of premiums will be deducted in five equal portions from the five checks received from January through May.

Premium deductions from August to ­December will be an equal amount to cover each of those same months.

Premium deductions from January to May will be more even in value across the semester than in the past but will be higher than in fall because they will cover the additional months of June and July.

Plan accordingly for the higher deductions January through May to provide coverage for the additional two months. Nine-month academic faculty who have questions about these premium deductions should contact Human Resources at hrweb@uga.edu or 706-542-2222.