What is MED/EE? I don't have insurance.
Anyone hired after April 1, 1986, is subject to Medicare Tax withholdings. This is a federal tax and is 1.45% of your gross pay.It appears on your pay advice if you are paid through HRCMS as "MED/EE." It has nothing to do with medical or health insurance.
What is OBRA?
State employees do not contribute to Social Security (FICA); however, the government requires that the Commonwealth provide an alternate retirement plan through the Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA). All employees who are not members of the State Employee Retirement Systems (or Optional Retirement Program) must enroll in OBRA.
How can I change my tax withholdings?
You can change the amount of allowances, your status, and/or the additional withholding amount simply by completing a new Form W-4 for federal tax or a new Form M-4 for state tax. Both forms are available in the Payroll Office.
The Form W-4 will be used for both federal and state tax withholdings unless you fill out a Form M-4 or request that only the federal be changed.
How can I change my other deductions?
Changes to any other deductions such as your insurance, savings bonds, TSA's , etc. must be in writing with a live signature. Forms are available in the Payroll Office and may be requested by phone, e-mail, or in person.
Some changes may only be made at certain times of the year (e.g. you may change your health insurance carrier only during Annual Enrollment in April/May). Others may be made at any time. For more information about specific deductions, click here.
I lost my W-2. How do I get another one?
You can request a duplicate copy of your W-2 Form from the Payroll Office. We will need to know your Social Security number, the tax year(s) you need, and which payroll you are paid from (i.e. HRCMS or local).