BN - Plan Types, Benefit Plans, and Payroll Deductions Job Aid

HRS is configured with Plan Type and Benefit Plan codes that are used by Administrators for enrolling and reviewing employee benefits.

A Plan Type is a 2-character identifier for a classification of benefit plans, while the Benefit Plan  is the individual option within the Plan Type an eligible employee can choose.  Plan Types are grouped into nine main categories:

 Category  Numbering Sequence
 Health (State Group Health, Dental, and Vision)
 10 - 14
 Life and Accidental Death (SGL, I&F, UW Employees Inc., UIA, and AD&D)
 2I - 2V
 Disability (Income Continuation Insurance)
 3Y - 3Z
 Savings (403b Plans and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation)
 42, 49, 4L - 4S, 4U - 4Z
 Leave (Paid Time Off)
 Flexible Spending Accounts / Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Accounts
 60 - 61, 67
 Retirement (Wisconsin Retirement System)
 7V - 7Z
 Simple Benefit (Benefits Billing NSF Fee)
 AX - AZ
 General (e.g. Deduction Pre-Pay)

The Payroll Deduction Schedule for employees paid on a biweekly schedule is shown below.  Craftworker employees pay 100% of their State Group Health insurance premiums.  As a result, their health insurance deductions are split between the B and A payrolls each month to spread out the cost.  Monthly paid employees have all payroll deductions taken on their monthly payroll check. 
Payroll Deduction Schedule

Deduction codes are prioritized in the payroll so certain deductions are taken before others.  The lower the number, the higher the priority for the deduction to be taken.  Priority is WRS and Federal retirement (530), SGH (540), EPIC (570), Wisconsin dental (580), VSP (590), SGL (610), ICI (620), Federal Life (630), Ind & Fam (640), ERA and HSA (660), WDC (719), TSA and Thrift (720), TSA Roth (740).  If there is insufficient pay to pay a premium, the deduction will go into arrears.  For more information on arrears, reference:  BN - Reviewing Arrears Balances .

There are numerous Benefit Plans for each Plan Type.  Please reference the following two spreadsheets for more details:

PlanTypeBenefitPlanCodes2017.xlsx  - This spreadsheet provides Plan Type codes, Plan Type descriptions, Benefit Plan codes, Benefit Plan descriptions along with references on when Plan Types and Benefit Plans were added or removed by year.

PlanTypeBenefitPlanDeductionCodes2017.xlsx  - This spreadsheet is similar to the above mentioned spreadsheet except it includes Deduction codes, Deduction description, and Deduction Priority by year.

Keywords:Enrollment Coverage Deduction Code Deduction Codes Deduction Priority Health Life and AD/D Life and Accidental Death Disability Retirement Savings Leave Spending Accounts Retirement Plan Types Benefit Plans Benefits General Simple Benefit   Doc ID:48687
Owner:Joanna B.Group:Human Resource System (HRS)
Created:2015-03-11 14:00 CSTUpdated:2016-11-29 16:18 CST
Sites:Human Resource System (HRS)
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