Monthly Archives: January 2013

Missouri Special Olympics

Follow the progress of the Missouri Consumer Direct Team, as we help support the Special Olympics in the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge.

To view our team’s webpage click here.

Social Security and Medicare refunds for 2012

Attention Employees:

Social Security and Medicare refunds for 2012, in the form of paper checks, were mailed from the Consumer Direct payroll office on January 17, 2013.  Many employees will receive refunds.  If you have moved over the past year and we do not have your current address please contact our office immediately.

NEW Fraud Video now available

Consumer Direct’s Fraud Prevention video is available as a training resource to our service recipients and their employees and families. The nine minute video discusses what fraud means, demonstrates examples of fraud committed in home-based health services, and how you can prevent and report fraud.

Click here to view.

IMPORTANT Payroll Tax Information

The new year brings a change in the take home pay of everyone receiving a paycheck. Effective 1/1/2013 the payroll tax holiday for Social Security tax has expired. This means that the Social Security tax reverts back to the pre-2011 rate of 6.2%-up from 4.2% .

Another component of the tax bill maintains the federal income tax withholding at the current levels. Any individual earning less than $400,000 and any couple earning less than $450,000 will see no additional federal income tax deducted from their paycheck. The change in the Social Security tax will be reflected on all Consumer Direct paychecks starting 1/4/2013. Please carefully review your paystub for this change.