The St. Johns County Employee Connection
FYI from Personnel Services
New IRS Tax Withholding Calculator
Doing a paycheck checkup can help you avoid having too little or too much tax withheld from your paychecks, so you don’t have a tax filing surprise. The IRS has launched a new, step-by-step Withholding Calculator to help get your tax withholding right. 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 Payroll, Fax: 904.819.3697.
SJC Employee Vaccination Clinics
Don’t miss the Summer/Fall vaccination clinics for St Johns County employees enrolled on our medical insurance. Vaccines will be administered by CVS Health on a first come, first serve basis; NO appointments. Clinics are open to SJC employees ONLY. We will schedule another round of clinics February through April for Shingles / Hep A vaccines. Employee Vaccination Clinics
Vacation Rollover Deadline
The deadline for 2019 is the last pay period of the calendar year (December 1 to 14, 2019) for the pay check dated December 20. The cut off for vacation rollover is December 14. Any balance over the maximum limit will be swept at that time. Leave balances are shown on pay check stub or you can check with your supervisor or department time keeper if you are unsure of your balance.
If you haven’t taken it already, don’t forget that you have until September 30 to use your 8 hour birthday leave day for the current fiscal year.
Special Ticket Pricing for the Jax Jumbo Shrimp – August 9, 11, & 24
Three evenings of baseball just $8 per ticket (plus usual handling fees) for government employees! For more information and to buy tickets, check out Discount Tix for Jumbo Shrimp!
SAVE $$$ with the 2020 Wellness Premium Incentive Credit
In response to evolving requirements for wellness programs, St. John County's voluntary Personal Health Assessment (PHA) premium credit program will be replaced for 2020 with the voluntary Wellness Premium Incentive (WPI) Program. The County will no longer host personal health assessment events and instead, under the new WPI program, employees and spouses enrolled in the St. Johns County Medical Plan will be eligible for the insurance premium credit in 2020 simply by completing an annual wellness exam at a physician’s office between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. Wellness Premium Incentive Program FAQs.
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.