ACTION REQUIRED: Healthcare contribution data

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ACTION REQUIRED: Healthcare contribution data

A data file called MPSERHCC is now available on the File Transfer Service (FTS) website. This file contains the information needed to refund the healthcare contributions to current and former employees, in compliance with the recent Supreme Court decision. To retrieve this file, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this message.

The file will provide the following information for each affected member reported at this reporting unit during the refund period (July 2010 – September 2012):

  • Name and social security number
  • Status (active member, inactive member, retired or deceased)
  • The most recent contact information that ORS has on file (postal address, email address and phone number)
  • Healthcare contributions withheld during that period and interest earned on the contributions

The funds required to process the refunds will be included with your school aid payment on January 22, 2018.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for employers available on the Employer Information website.  If you have any questions, please contact or 517-636-0166.

 FTS File Download Instructions: 

 1.  Go to the FTS site at
 2.  Log in.
 3.  The Available link will show all Messages available.
 4.  Locate the filename MPSERHCC.
 5.  Click the box(es) next to the file(s) you want to download.
 6.  Click the Download As Binary link.
 7.  A File Download dialog will open. Navigate to the location where you want to store the file.
 8.  Click the Save button.
 9.  Open the folder where you chose to save the file in step 7.
10. Double-click the file to open.

Refer to the Reporting Instruction Manual - Chapter 14: FTS Guide for more information. Not all computer systems are the same; if you are unable to access the files, please try a different web browser or contact your IT personnel for assistance.

IMPORTANT: FTS files that have not been downloaded are available for only 14 days from the date of this communication. Files that have been downloaded are available on the Downloaded Messages tab for only four days from the date of download.

NOTE: Please keep your contacts current in the Employer Reporting website to ensure the appropriate staff is receiving this notification.