• Happy New Year!

    Affordable Care Act & 1095-C form

    It is not required to have a 1095-C to file your tax return. Some CPAs may require it but the 1095-C is not filed, it is retained in your records like a W-2.  You simply have to indicate yes or no when asked if you had health insurance. Employee Benefits

  • Live your Best Life

    February is American Heart Month

    February is dedicated to cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Learn more at the American Heart Association.

  • Vacation and Save

    February is "Love Your Library Month"

    Libraries are a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; offerring security, peace and quiet. A place where you can focus surrounded by likeminded people. Stop in for a visit, check out a book or two, sit  and read, or attend an event. Fall in love with your library all over again! www.sjcpls.org

The St. Johns County Employee Connection

Created to provide SJC employees with easy access to benefits information, forms, wellness and training updates, employee discounts, and news. Visit from work or home, on your computer, tablet, or phone. For personnel-related issues, please contact humres @ sjcfl.us.

FYIs

Employee Golf Program – Play More. Pay Less!
The St. Johns Golf Club is offering St. Johns County BOCC Employees a way to play golf, enjoy increased physical fitness, and save! The program is open through September 30, 2017 for full and part-time employees and eligible dependents. Employee Golf Program Flyer and Registration Form

Barry University
Barry University is currently accepting applications for March 2017. Classes can be taken fully on-line, in class, or blended. Programs include: Emergency Management, Public Administration, Information Technology, Health Services Administration. Through our Portfolio Program, (qualifying) full time undergraduate students can earn (up to) 30 credits from learning acquired through work experience. Barry University PACE

ACA 1095-C Form
In early 2017, employees will receive form 1095-C: Employer Provided Insurance Offer and Coverage. Normally, this IRS information statement, which reports health coverage information from the preceding calendar year, is furnished by January 31. However, for the 2016 forms, the IRS announced that employers have until March 2 to furnish their employees with the forms.  Employees may file their income tax returns prior to receiving Form 1095-C. Unlike the W-2, Form 1095-C is for informational purposes only and need not be attached to your income tax return.  While some tax preparers may require it, the 1095-C is not filed with your tax return. It is provided to you to be retained in your records, similar to a W-2.  Therefore, employees simply have to indicate yes or no as to whether they had health insurance during the 2016 year.

Pharmacy FYI
If you currently use CVS for your prescriptions, you may hear that our health plan no longer includes CVS. This is not true for our plan. Should the pharmacy tell you that your plan is not valid, please let them know that CVS is still part of the Florida Blue network as we are a Large Group – Strategic Account and still covered. Please feel free to call our benefits team with any questions at (904) 209-0635 x5.

Training Opportunities

Utilizing the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a Supervisory Resource – February 28th
The New Directions Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has valuable tools and resources designed to help you overcome life challenges that can affect your health, family life or job performance. In this workshop, Supervisors, Managers and Directors will be educated on the vital resources available through the EAP and how to effectively utilize them with employees; enabling them to overcome obstacles and challenges. Utilitizing the EAP

Dealing Effectively With Unacceptable Behaviors
March 9 from 8:30-4:30. When behavior or performance isn’t acceptable, it’s important to get things back on track right away. This workshop teaches the essential performance management skills needed to deal effectively with poor work performance and problem behaviors. You will learn how to have effective discussions and incorporate specific strategies for coaching, counseling and disciplining employees in order to redirect unacceptable behavior and resolve problems. Enhanced performance management methods will result in higher morale, fewer disciplinary problems and increased productivity. Facilitation will be done by Skill Path.

Basic FMLA for Supervisors, Timekeepers, Managers and Directors
March 22 from 8:45-9:45  This workshop is a review of the FMLA Process to include: Administrative Code, eligibility requirements, employee responsibilities while out on FMLA leave, serious health conditions, payroll and coding, and return to work requirements.

Workers' Compensation for Supervisors, Timekeepers, Managers and Directors
March 22 from 10:00-12:00. This workshop is an overview of the County’s procedures and policies regarding workers compensation claims. Topics are: Return to Work Program, FMLA, Supervisor and employee responsibilities.

Microsoft Office Word I: Basics
March 28 from 9:00-4:30. This workshop is targeted to those individuals who desire to enhance their basic Word skills. Areas of focus are editing, formatting text and paragraphs, adding tables, managing lists, inserting graphic objects, proofing and customizing a document.

FY 17 2nd Quarter Safety Training Requirement
All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 17 1st Quarter Safety Training requirement, Bloodborne Pathogens. Training is posted on intranet SafetyNet home page.

Discounts

    • Pick Your Race and Save!
      Employee discounts over 20% off! Rewards offers available now for upcoming races including the Daytona 500! Plus receive $10 Daytona Dollars with each adult ticket  for use at concession stands. Take your experience to a whole new level with Fanzone pre-race access for only $20 (Daytona 500 only $75). Kids 12 and under   Race Rewards.

  • Save BIG - Tickets At Work
    Tickets at Work is an easy way to get incredible savings on some of the nation’s most popular attractions, restaurants, cruises, spas and more! All you have to do is visit TicketsAtWork.com and start saving up to 50% off!

DISCOUNTS

Check out the other great discounts for SJC Employees!

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