Michigan 3% Healthcare Refund

If you were actively employed by Byron Center Public Schools between July 2010 and September 2012, you may be entitled to a refund of the 3% Healthcare Contribution. 

For additional information, please visit the Michigan Office of Retirement Services Frequently Asked Questions page for answers.

If you are no longer an active employee with Byron Center Public School, please complete our update contact information form.

 

How do I know if I have a refund coming?
If you had reportable wages between July 2010 and September 2012, the 3% healthcare contribution during that period will be refunded. 

When will I receive my refund?
The District is preparing to distribute the refund, March 9, 2018 to all current employees entitled to receive a refund through Byron Center Public Schools.  All individuals who are entitled to receive a refund through Byron Center Public Schools and no longer employed by the District will have their refund mailed on March 9, 2018, if they have verified their current information. If you are a prior employee and have not confirmed your current address you may do so at update contact information form. Once you have submitted your current information your refund will be mailed to the address provided.

What if I am retired?
If you worked anytime during July 2010 until September 2012, your 3% healthcare contributions during that period will be returned. Please click on “update contact information form” to complete the on-line form and verify your current contact information.  We will not be sending payments without the address verification being completed.

What if I have left Byron Center Public Schools?
The refund will be processed by the district you worked for during July 2010 until September 2012. If you worked for more than one district, make sure each district has your current contact information. For Byron Center Public Schools please click on “update contact information form” to complete the on-line form and verify your current contact information. We will not be sending payments without the address verification being completed.

How is the money refunded if the contributing member is deceased?
If you are a family member of a contributing employee whom is now deceased, please email your contact information and the family member’s name to: business@bcpsk12.net .  We will work with you directly regarding additional information.

How will the money be refunded?
Current employees will receive the refund via Direct Deposit.  Prior employees will receive a check.

How will this impact my taxes?
Byron Center Public Schools treated it as subject to FICA withholding; however, the district treated it as exempt from Federal, State and Local withholding. This means that refunds will be subject to Federal, State and Local taxes during the 2018 calendar year but not subject to FICA taxes.

Will I be able to make contributions to my 403b or HSA with my refund?
403b or HSA contributions will not be available at the time of payment of the refund.  However, if you are currently employed at Byron Center Public Schools you may adjust your regular compensation to take advantage of any tax deferment or exemption on your remaining compensation during the 2018 calendar year.

You may locate information regarding providers and forms to complete for any 403(b) contribution adjustments at:

https://www.tsacg.com/individual/plan-sponsor/michigan/byron-center-public-schools/

You may also locate the HSA form on the District shared drive under District/District Forms.