The St. Johns County Employee Connection

FYI from Personnel Services

Florida Blue On-Site Visit
Need help registering your account or locating in network providers? Have questions about your medical benefit or a previous claim? Meet one-on-one with our Florida Blue Account Specialist, Leigh Ann Peyton on Tuesday, April 16 at the County Admin Building, Aviles Conference Room. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Schedule your appointment

EAP Work Health Life Webinars
March Webinars from Morneau Shepell, your EAP provider: Professional Writing and Email Etiquette on 3/8; Call Center Stress Management on 3/22. To learn more, visit the EAP page.

Sick Leave Pool Sign Up
If you are not currently a member of the sick leave pool, now is a great time to join! This program provides added protection in case of illness or injury by giving you access to additional sick leave hours once your existing sick and vacation leave have been exhausted. Visit the Sick Leave Pool page to learn more and sign up. You can also contact your Benefits Team at 209.0635, option 5 or email us at  Join the Sick Leave Pool

Tax Info

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Check Their Tax Withholding Early in 2019
Doing a paycheck checkup can help you avoid having too little or too much tax withheld from your paychecks. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help get your tax withholding right and protect against having too little tax withheld and then facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year. If you determine you need to change your tax withholding, please complete and submit a new Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) to Personnel Services, Fax: 209-0636.

W-2 Forms
W-2s will be issued by Thursday, January 31 and will be distributed through your department. Any W-2s not picked up will be mailed to your address on file with Personnel Services.

ACA 1095-C Forms
For employees with medical insurance coverage offered by St Johns County, look for your 1095-C form to arrive in the mail starting March 1. Please check with your tax advisor if you have any questions related to your 2018 tax filing. More Information about 1095-C Forms.

Pharmacy Info

CVS Caremark ® and Diabetic Supplies
As a reminder, diabetic supplies are only covered by the CVS Caremark plan, and not by Florida Blue medical. To find out if you or a covered family member are eligible for a no-cost Diabetes Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Meter, call the CVS Caremark Member Services Diabetic Meter Team at 1-800-588-4456. Have your prescription ID number and your doctor's name and phone number ready when you call. CVS CM resources to help you manage diabetes.

CVS Prescription Coverage
As a reminder, for employees enrolled on the St Johns County health care plan, prescription coverage changed to CVS Caremark on January 1, 2019. 30-day or acute prescriptions can be filled at any pharmacy in the CVS network; 90-day maintenance medications must be filled at a CVS pharmacy or set up for mail-order. For help setting up mail-order contact CVS customer service at 844-278-5590. Set up your CVS Caremark online account and use your online account to manage your family's prescriptions.

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Retirement Consultant Onsite Visit
Have questions about your deferred compensation plan or would you like to start saving for retirement? Your Lincoln Financial Group Retirement Consultant will be onsite and available for one-on-one appointments March 25-28. Deferred Comp Page.

Managing Debt (including student loans)
March 26 from 12-1:30 PM at County Admin, Training & Education Center. Know the difference between good debt and bad debt? Need help managing your student loan debt more effectively? Lincoln Financial Group presents a comprehensive educational workshop designed to help you achieve financial well-being with smart spending strategies. Register for the “Seminar St. Johns County Admin Building” workshop at

Florida Retirement System (FRS) Workshops
FRS is offering free financial planning workshops for FRS-covered employees via webcast. April 3 - Using the FRS to Plan For Retirement, April 4 – Nearing Retirement in the FRS. Workshop details on the FRS page.

Employee Caregiver Support Group
Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you ever take on in your life. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving — starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or already taking care of a family member — having support may make this process easier. The SJC Employee Caregiver Support Group will meet at 12 p.m. in the Aviles Conference Room at County Admin building on March 20 and April 10.


Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Classes –  Managing Employee Leave for Supervisors, Managers and Timekeepers; Microsoft Excel I & II; Performance Appraisal: Partners in Performance for Supervisors of All Levels. Visit Training & Education for more course information.

FY 2019 second quarter mandatory Safety Training: "Risk and Safety Overview". Check it out on the County intranet. Training deadline March 29, 2019.

For more information or to register, you can visit the Training Calendar from within the County network, or call x0642.

Risk & Safety Overview
Safety Training

FY 19 Second Quarter
Safety Training

Mandatory for all high and low risk employees. Visit the St. Johns County Intranet to complete the training by March 29, 2019.

Employee Discounts

Pets Best Pet Insurance

Pets Best Insurance
St. Johns County now offers pet insurance. Plans starting at $6 a month. Pets Best Insurance.

Tickets at Work Discounts

Tickets at Work
Concert and sporting event discounts at TicketsAtWork! Sign up to become a member of TicketsAtWork.

Check out the other great discounts for SJC Employees!