The Benefits Office reminds eligible members of the faculty, academic, sponsored research and administrative staff that there will be no deduction for health or dental benefits from the November paycheck.
Members of the support and service staff have not had health and dental deductions since the November 7 payday, and this will continue through the November 28 payday. (For members of collective bargaining units, this change is subject to the collective bargaining process and the terms of each collective bargaining agreement.)
In an effort to simplify communication and administration of health and dental benefits, the Benefits Office is changing the timing of health and dental plan payroll deductions. In the past, health and dental plan coverage were paid one month in advance. Effective in November, employees will begin paying for this coverage on a current basis. As a result, there is no premium deduction in November because employees paid for November coverage during October.
Deductions for health and dental benefits will resume in December. Anyone with questions about the change may contact the Benefits Office at <email@example.com> or call x3-0500 on campus or x7055 at Lincoln Laboratory.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 26, 1997.