Image

The St. Johns County Employee Connection

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment – October 1 through 31, 2018
Enrollment elections for 2019 benefit coverage can be made through October 31, 2018. All employees are required to log in to the online benefits system Plan Source and make their selections. Plan Source Log In Instructions.

Your 2019 Benefits Guide Book, a rate calculator, and a video on the 2019 plans and rates are available on the Employee Benefits Page.  If you have questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment, call 209-0635 x5, or attend one of the Benefits Overview Meetings listed below.

FYIs

2019 Insurance Rates
Beginning January 1, 2019, employee rates on the PPO Plan will increase by 3.2% for all coverage tiers. Employee rates on the HDHP Plan will increase by 3.2% on all tiers, except Employee Only. Information was mailed to benefits eligible employees' home addresses.  All the 2019 benefits information is available on this site, so check it out as you make your decisions during Open Enrollment in October. 

Conduct a Paycheck Check Up
With this year's change in taxes, it's a good time to do a "paycheck checkup." You can use the IRS “Withholding Calculator” to see if you are withholding the correct amount. Helpful information to have on hand when using the calculator includes your completed 2017 tax return and a current paycheck voucher. If you would like to change your tax withholding; fill out a new 2018 W-4 form and return to Personnel Services.

Free Flu Shots
We will also be offering tetanus, pneumonia, and flu shots. Flu Shot Schedule & Consent Form

BCC Personnel Services can Now Text You Information
Would you like to receive information directly on your cell phone? Texts will be sent on a limited basis with updates about your benefits and important news from your Personnel Services Department. Simply text MYSJCINFO to (904) 290-8715 and confirm by following the instructions texted to you. Once your mobile device is activated, you may reply STOP to opt-out at any time. Please be aware that message and data rates may apply and consult your wireless carrier for applicable text messaging fees.

Florida Blue Benefit Booklet Accessible through Plan Source
The BlueOptions Benefit Booklet (13902 BBK Plan 03559 05360) for both medical plan options is available through Plan Source. USER ID = First initial, first six letters of your last name, last four of social. (Ex. jsmithXXXX) PASSWORD = Password you created during new hire or open enrollment. Once logged in, click "Documents" on the left side of the screen. You can also access prescription, dental, vision, and spending account guides, informational flyers, and claim forms.

2019 Holiday Calendar and 2018 Vacation Rollover
The vacation rollover deadline for 2018 is the last pay period of the calendar year (December 2 – December 15) for the pay check dated December 21. As you plan for the upcoming holiday season, please remember that the cut off for vacation rollover is December 15 and any balance over 240 hours will be swept at that time. 2019 Holiday Calendar

Student Loan Forgiveness
As a full time employee with St Johns County, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See if you might qualify or contact FedLoan Servicing at 855.265.4038.

Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Classes – How to Improve Your Professional Charisma, FY19 1Q Safety Training. Visit Training & Education for more course information.

FY 2019 first quarter mandatory Safety Training: "Stop the Bleed". Check it out on the County intranet.

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

Discounts

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic Tour on October 28 at Times Union Center. Sesame Street

Iickets at Work Discounts

TicketsAtWork
Find Scary Good Deals for Halloween at TicketsAtWork! Sign up to become a member of TicketsAtWork.

Stop the Bleed
Safety Training

FY 19 First Quarter
Safety Training

Mandatory for all high and low risk employees. Visit the St. Johns County Intranet to complete the training by December 19, 2018.