The first pay date in 2018 for bi-weekly paid staff is Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Because the pay period for the Jan. 10 check is entirely in 2017 (Dec. 17, 2017, through Dec. 30, 2017) there are some things to be aware of regarding your benefit deductions on that check.
Your benefits payroll deductions will reflect the updated 2018 rates starting on the Jan. 10 check unless you made certain changes to your medical, dental, or vision election for 2018. If you changed plans (e.g. CPHP to EHDHP) or enrolled in a benefit for the first time (including FSA and HSA), you will NOT have deductions taken for those benefits on the Jan. 10 check. Instead, you will have a double deduction taken on the Jan. 24 check, so please plan accordingly.
No payroll deductions for FSA Limited or HSA will be taken on the Jan. 10 check because those benefits are new in 2018.
Contact the Benefits Team if you have any questions at (414) 288-7305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.