For most employees, benefit deductions and contributions will change in 2022.
Health, Dental, Vision, and Accident Insurance
Premiums for most health and dental insurance plans will increase slightly for 2022. Vision and Accident Insurance premiums will remain the same. The change to the premiums will start on your December 16, 2021 paycheck.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
If you enrolled in an FSA or HSA for 2022, your first contribution will start on your January 13, 2022 paycheck.
Individual & Family Life Insurance and UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance
If you will be in a new premium age category as of January 1, 2022, or if you changed your coverage level during the Annual Increase Option period for the Individual & Family Life Insurance, your new premium will start on your December 16, 2021 paycheck.
University Insurance Association (UIA) Life Insurance
If you are enrolled in the UIA Life Insurance Plan, the annual premium of $24 will be deducted from your December 16, 2021 paycheck.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
If you enrolled, changed coverage levels, or cancelled coverage through the MyUW portal during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period, your 2022 premium will start on your December 16, 2021 paycheck.
Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)
The 2022 ICI premium rate changes will be effective on your February 24, 2022 paycheck. Additional information will be communicated in January.
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Contributions
The WRS employee and employer contributions for 2022 will decrease slightly for most employees. 2022 contributions will start on your January 13, 2022 paycheck.
UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP)
Your January 13, 2022 paycheck will be the first paycheck with contributions going to the recordkeeper you selected during Annual Benefits Enrollment (or defaulted to if you took no action).
For additional information, review the Benefit Premiums web page.
Source: UW System Human Resources
In a continued effort to create efficiencies, serve our employees, and align with the institution’s strategic initiatives, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity will be transitioning additional payroll processing functions to UW-Shared Services. UW-Shared Services was created in July 2018 as an initiative of UW System’s 2020FWD strategic plan. Our office began transitioning payroll functions in September, 2019 when the biweekly payroll (at the time for University Staff and student employees) moved to UW-Shared Services. Since then, our office has continued to analyze and work with UW-Shared Services to evaluate additional efficiencies.
The implementation of Single Payroll this summer significantly increased the workload associated with processing payroll for faculty, academic staff and limited employees. At the same time, our office recently restructured in order to better align our office’s practices and processes with institutional strategic initiatives such as digital transformation and data-based decision making. In order to fully embrace our office restructure and allow our staff to delve into more complex data and analytics to meet institutional needs, we will be moving forward with transitioning additional payroll functions to UW-Shared Services effective November 15, 2021. The functions moving to UW-Shared Services are less complex and allows for streamlined processes at the UW System level.
What payroll functions will transition to UW-Shared Services?
Effective November 15th, UW-Shared Services will handle all questions related to the following payroll functions:
- Timesheets (entry, approval and corrections)
- Absence entry/approval
- Missing leave reports
- Leave balances
- Direct Deposit/W-4 inquiries
- Earning Statement inquiries
What payroll functions will remain with UW-Green Bay’s Office of Human Resources?
- Our office will continue to handle all Personnel Action (PA) related questions, including compensation adjustments and funding updates.
- Additional payments, including overload and summer appointments for 9-month contracted employees, will continue to be administered by our office at this time.
While the above transactional activities will remain with UW-Green Bay at the current time, we will continue to monitor opportunities to adopt processing efficiencies implemented at the System Level.
How will employees be impacted by this transition?
- In an effort limit the impact to employees, the Payroll section on the Office of Human Resources website has been updated to include additional details and UW-Shared Services resources.
- As of November 15th, questions related to the payroll functions listed above should be directed to UW-Shared Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. This means that if you contact our office with questions related to these areas, we may direct or forward your inquiry over to UW-Shared Service for review and response. We will always be here to support you, but will be directing you to work with UW-Shared Services on applicable areas.
- Employees will start/continue receiving communications directly from UW-Shared Services on payroll-related functions. Examples of this includes biweekly payroll reminders and deadlines, outreach to new hires and transferring employees regarding leave balances and reporting processes, and responses to payroll inquiries.
What will be the role of the UW-Green Bay Office of Human Resources for payroll functions going forward?
As always, our staff is here to assist employees and provide guidance as needed, and we will continue to work with UW-Shared Services to make sure all employees are paid accurately and timely. While our office will move away from the transactional side of payroll processing, we are excited about the opportunity this transition will provide to better serve as a strategic partner with the campus community.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com or (920) 465-2390.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20th.
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310279749443870
Co-sponsored by: UW-Green Bay Student Accessibility Services, Student Engagement Center, Dean of Students, Human Resources, Division of Inclusivity & Student Affairs
The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) is your annual opportunity to enroll in or make changes to most of your benefits for 2022. ABE runs September 27–October 22, 2021. Changes made during ABE are effective January 1, 2022.
Act now before the ABE period ends at 4:30 p.m. on October 22, 2021.
Important Reminders & Resources
- Virtual Benefit Fair Sessions will be offered by a number of benefit plan vendors.
- Review your health plan provider directory to make sure your current provider(s) will continue to be in-network for 2022.
- Premium changes will be effective January 1, 2022.
- You must enroll in these plans each year to participate:
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, and Dependent Day Care
- Health Savings Account (HSA): required if you enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
- State Group Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive
How to Enroll
Once you have reviewed and made your benefit plan decisions, enroll online through the Annual Benefits Enrollment link in your My UW Portal under the Benefits Information section. See the Annual Benefits Enrollment Instructions for details or view the video on how to enroll through employee self service.
Plan Design: There are no plan design changes, i.e. deductible, out-of-pocket limits and maximum out of pocket limits will remain the same for 2022.
Provider Directories: Review your heath plan carrier provider directory to make sure your current provider(s) will continue to be in-network for 2022.
Opt-Out Incentive: If you do not need health insurance coverage through the UW System, you may be eligible for the Health Opt-Out Incentive. The Opt-Out Incentive is taxable and the $2,000 is paid out over 24 pay periods. Enrollment is required each year to receive the Opt-Out Incentive. Eligibility requirements apply. Review the Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive page for details on the Opt-Out Incentive.