March 18, 1999


All UPS Agencies




Ronald S. Mitchell, Director




Cafeteria Open Enrollment for Plan Year 1999-2000

Cafeteria (Flexible Benefits Plan) Open Enrollment for plan year 1999-2000 will be April 15 - May 14, 1999. The State Employee Group Benefits Program (SEGBP) will be distributing enrollment material this year.

We are updating our agency contact lists for cafeteria open enrollment, general cafeteria questions, and payroll deduction miscellaneous vendors. Please complete and fax the attached Agency Contact List Form (UPR/F56) to OSUP's User Services Unit at (225) 342-1650 by April 5, 1999. This form requests agency personnel names, phone numbers, and fax numbers for each of the following three areas (only one person should be listed in each area):


Cafeteria Open Enrollment - This should be the person who is responsible for receipt and distribution of Cafeteria Open Enrollment material.


General Cafeteria Questions - This should be the person who is responsible for entry of cafeteria information, review of reconcilation and related reports, and handling problems/questions concerning cafeteria.


Payroll Deduction Miscellaneous Vendors - This should be the person who corresponds with the payroll deduction miscellaneous vendors concerning payroll deduction problems.

When this information is received, OSUP will provide the appropriate listings to SEGBP and the coordinators of the payroll deduction miscellaneous vendors.

The Employee Cafeteria Eligibility Report will be produced Tuesday, March 23, 1999, and will be distributed to payroll headquarters that week. This report is generated for Cafeteria eligible employees (Cafe Indicator equals N, D, P, M or F). It lists all semi-monthly deductions that are eligible to be withheld on a tax-free basis as of the pay period ending March 21, 1999. This report is provided to assist employees in making a decision to join or continue participation in the Cafeteria Plan. Be aware that some employee deduction data may be incorrect due to errors in coding on the employee's master record in UPS.

Mid-West National Life Insurance Company is no longer an eligible vendor in UPS. All deductions for Mid-West will be automatically stopped for the first payday in July and will no longer be sheltered under the cafeteria plan. Any employee who had Mid-West's products will no longer have that premium payroll deducted. Please refer to OSUP Memorandum #99-38 for further details on the Mid-West deduction slot.

Other OSUP memoranda will be distributed within the next few weeks outlining any additions and/or changes to product codes and the necessary procedures for setting up cafeteria records for Plan Year 1999-2000.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the User Services Unit at (225):

Karen Antoine


Debbie Causey


Stacey Guilbeau








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