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Group Health Insurance & Optional Group Life Insurance
Summer Deduction Options
for 9, 10 & 11 Month Employees

(Updated 01/20/2016)

General Information

Nine-month faculty are paid 20 biweekly paychecks for academic year appointments.  The first paycheck for academic year 2015-16 was issued August 28, 2015.  The last paycheck for academic year 2015-16 will be issued May 20, 2016

Unclassified and University Support Staff employees on 10 or 11 month appointments are paid 22 or 24 biweekly paychecks respectively.

Even though an employee may not receive a paycheck on some pay dates, the employee will still need to pay for Group Health Insurance (GHI) and Optional Group Life insurance (OGL) coverage during those pay periods.

This summer an employee may need to pay for 6 pay dates for Group Health Insurance.  The last paycheck for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is paid on May 20, 2016, and the first paycheck for the 2016-2017 Academic Year will be paid on September 9, 2016.   The pay dates that are affected are:  06/03/16, 06/17/16, 07/01/16, 07/15/16, 08/12/16 and 08/26/2016. 

There are 3 pay dates that an employee may need to pay for Optional Group Life Insurance.  The pay dates are: 06/17/16, 07/15/16 and 08/26/2016.

Four options are available to pay for GHI and OGL during these summer pay periods.  Even though each option is recommended for specific situations, employees should select the option that is most convenient for them.  The following illustrations may be helpful in planning your selection.

Pay Dates & Option Illustration - separate GHI & OGL by pay date 

2016 Pay Schedule

Note:  Summer session salaries will be paid over 4 biweekly paycheck dates.  Faculty teaching the 1st session will receive paychecks on 07/01/16 and 07/15/16.  Faculty teaching the 2nd session will receive paychecks on 07/29/16 and 08/12/16. (Please note that deductions cannot be made from the Nine-Pay-Twelve reimbursement checks issued by the PSU Foundation.) 

2016 Options

Option #1 -- Recommended for Faculty Not Teaching Summer School

Option #2 -- Recommended for Faculty Teaching 1st Session of Summer School

Option #3 -- Recommended for Faculty Teaching 2nd Session of Summer School

Option #4 -- Recommended for Faculty Teaching Both Sessions of Summer School

Please reply to with the option that you select.  This reply will acknowledge that: 

  • you have read and understand the information on this page and
  • you understand that if Option #2, Option #3 or Option #4 are selected and you do not receive the appropriate number of summer session paychecks, you must remit to the PSU Cashiers and Student Accounts Office the full "after-tax" GHI premium by the pay period end date and the full OGL premium by the first day of the following month.

Please note on the reply email if you anticipate any of the following events which may cause a change in health care coverage level and optional group life insurance coverage between now and September, 2016:

  • Dependent turning 26 (must drop from coverage).
  • Spouse gaining employment and health coverage (may drop from coverage).
  • Spouse losing employment and health coverage (may add to coverage).
  • Birth or adoption of child (may add to coverage).
  • Marriage of employee (may add spouse to coverage).
  • Divorce of employee (must drop spouse from coverage).
  • Resignation or retirement from PSU.

We realize that unexpected events will happen.  It is to the employee's advantage to notify HRS if an event may require a change in health coverage level.  Processing refunds for overpayments is very complex and may take several weeks to complete. 

Please contact HRS if you have any questions.