ORS 3% Employee Refund Information
Between July 1, 2010 and September 3, 2012, the State required school districts to withhold 3% of employees’ compensation for the Retiree Healthcare Fund. A lawsuit was started to stop the State from requiring these contributions. In December 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeals that these contributions, under Public Act (PA) 75 of 2010, were unconstitutional. These funds, held in escrow by the State, have been returned to the districts that collected them.
Huron Valley Schools will be refunding these contributions to the employees that worked in the District during this period. During the week of January 8th, we received the refund information from the State; however, there are some issues regarding tax reporting that need to be answered before the funds are paid to the employees. The State’s Office of Retirement Services (ORS) is working with districts and auditors to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.
I didn't receive the email from ORS containing my contribution amounts and interest. How can I find out about my amount?
First, check your junk mail or spam folder. If after checking there, if you find you still don’t have the email from ORS, you may use one of the following methods to obtain your amount. Due to a high volume of inquiries, please allow 3-5 business days for us to respond, regardless of the option you use:
Method 1: If you are registered for miAccount , you may log in and send us a message using the secure Message Board. Use the category “MPSERS 3% Healthcare Refund” and in the message, ask for your amount of contributions and interest.
Method 2: If you are not registered for miAccount , you can register to send us a secure message. Otherwise, use the Guest Message Board to send a message asking for the amount of your contributions and interest. Use the category “MPSERS 3% Healthcare Refund.” In the message you must also include the following information:
- First & Last Name
- Date of Birth
- City as listed in your address of record with ORS.
What can you do now?
Active (current) employees: If you are an active (current) employee of the District and worked at HVS during that period, please read the memo below for more information.
Non-current employees: If you worked in HVS during that period but are not currently employed by the District, please read the memo below for what you need to do. A letter with this information has also been mailed to the address supplied by ORS for each non-current employee.
PCMI / Edustaff employees: are not affected by this lawsuit as you did not have this 3% deducted from your compensation.
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