The Insurance Waiver for 2012 must be completed and to Tuttle by 1/31/12
ANY TEACHER WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2011-2012 SICK BANK MUST DONATE A SICK DAY FOR THIS YEAR.
This information is a CORRECTION as we now have clarification that IF YOU DONATED A SICK DAY LAST YEAR (2010-2011), IT DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THIS YEAR’S SICK BANK.
Click here to download an application and agreement form: “Sick Bank Information and Forms”.
Please give your form to your Building Representative today (September 30th) and inform your colleagues.
We will be working to further clarify contract language in this matter.
Thank you for your prompt attention!
LONGEVITY – December 2nd
Included in the first paycheck on December 2nd, 2011 will be the longevity payment for those members qualifying for longevity.
HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER – December 16th
Included in the second paycheck on December 16th, 2011 will be the insurance waiver payment for those members who opted out of the District insurance
DEFERRED PAYMENT – December 29th
Lastly in the third paycheck on December, 29th, 2011 will be the deferred pay for those members who were employed during the 2009-2010 school year and loaned the District one day of pay.
The district went to fully ensured as of July 1st. This means that they have a contract with CIGNA who will be covering the claims rather than the BOE.
For those employees who have elected or will elect to waive heath insurance coverage, please send the following form Insurance Waiver Letter to the BOE at the Tuttle Building attention Melissa Masicotte asap.
If you are looking for the open enrollment period, it is scheduled to be held during the later part of October. Check back here for more information and dates and email Melissa if you have specific questions.
Lynn Poirier emailed information about the changes to Connecticut taxes and withholdings and here is her note and attachment (changed to a PDF) - with an email address at the end to reference if you have specific questions.
The Department of Revenue Services has issued the following:
Revised Withholding Tax Tables and Withholding Calculation Rules:
Employers are required to adjust the withholding amount for the remainder of the 2011 taxable year to reflect the new income tax rates
The withholding tax tables have been revised to reflect the new rates, the 3% phase out provision, and a catch-up withholding amount. The revised withholding tables are effective August 1, 2011. The 2011 withholding tables were revised to reflect the additional income tax rates and the 3% phase-out provision for the remainder of the year. They also include a catch-up amount to make up for the withholding tax for the first seven months of 2011 in which withholding tax was calculated at the rates in effect prior to the new legislation. The catch-up amount was spread out for the remainder of the year beginning on August 1, 2011. The IP 2011 (attached) goes into more detail regarding the changes.
In some cases this tax change can result in a significant increase in your deduction for Connecticut State Taxes for the remaining pay periods of 2011. If you wish you can file a new CT-4 withholding form to change your deduction for the remainder of 2011, but prior to doing this you should carefully calculate what your CT State Tax obligation would be for 2011 prior to making the change.
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has posted the revised withholding tables and revised withholding rules on its website. http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?A=1510&Q=480028. You can cut or copy and paste this website to your browser to review the changes and calculate your Connecticut State Tax Amount for 2011
Account Specialist I – Payroll
According to the district, mail order prescription copays have been processing incorrectly. According to the NTL contract, 90 day mail order prescriptions requests are subject to two copays, not one. Anthem had this benefit loaded incorrectly intheir system and was subsequently copied incorrectly to Cigna’s benefit file.
This change has been corrected and implemented with Cigna effective 2/1/11. Neither Anthem or Cigna will be retroactively processing claims previous paid incorrectly.
The following is a web page specifically for Naugatuck Teachers
In addition, here is a PDF of more information.
With all of the snow days we have been experiencing this winter, many NTL members have asked about the calendar – specifically the extension of the school year and the elimination of Spring Break.
“Cancelled School Days” are made up by extending the school year after the tentative last scheduled day in June. If more than 15 days are needed, additional days will be made up by using Spring Break days beginning with April 29th, 28th etc.
You may recall the email requesting an NTL teacher volunteer for the calendar committee a few months ago. The NTL does have a member on the calendar committee and is always looking for member suggestions and comments. If you have additional questions or input into the calendar for next year, please talk to your building rep or email George Macary.
Hopefully this information should explain the information on your W-2.
First and foremost there does not appear to be any problems.
To double check and clarify, please look at your last pay stub dated December 29, 2010.
Look at your Earnings Total (YTD) Year To Date, that indicates your income for 2010.
Now look at Box 1 on your W-2 Form they are different.
Here are the reasons for the difference.
Again look for the dollar amounts listed on your December 29th pay stub for the following yearly deductions:
Everyone should have items 1 & 2 some may have items 3 & 4 some may not.
1. TRB Teacher Retirement Board – Health
2. TRB Teacher Retirement Board- Pension
3. Health Insurance (Please note do not include dental)
If you add these deductions to the dollar amount in Box 1 of your W-2 Form that should equal your Total Earnings (YTD) Year To Date
Hope this clarifies any questions.
If you need further clarification please contact Lynn Poirier or Melissa Massicotte and report any problems to George Macary.