HR News and Updates

The latest news from the Human Resources Office

April 11, 2019

Just a reminder that beginning January 1, 2019, LabCorp became a preferred national laboratory under Truman’s Aetna health plan.

LabCorp joins Quest Diagnostics as a national preferred lab for Aetna, in addition to other participating nationally and locally contracted labs. There will be no change for Quest Diagnostics in the Aetna network.

The addition of LabCorp offers more choice and access for lab services for Truman employees.

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January 4, 2019

The State of Missouri has altered the way state income tax will be withheld from employee paychecks beginning in 2019.

There are no longer allowances in the Missouri withholding tables. Employees can no longer increase or decrease the amount withheld from their paychecks by claiming allowances.  If the employee needs additional amounts withheld, they should add the additional amount on line 2 of the W-4.

The Department of Revenue chose to remove the federal tax deduction from the withholding tax calculation for 2019, this may result in a small increase to the amount withheld from employee’s paychecks. If you would like to access the state’s withholding calculator, you can find it here.

All employees should review their existing withholding status and make any corresponding changes using the new Missouri W-4 form found here. (Form works best in Internet Explorer). These completed forms should be returned to Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, prior to January 16 to be sure the change can be made for the January 31 pay cycle.

Human Resources/Payroll