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The St. Johns County Employee Connection

FYI from Personnel Services

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 bccbenefits@sjcfl.us.  Join the Sick Leave Pool

Tax Info

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
Just like last year, your 1040 Tax Form for 2018 will ask if you had medical insurance coverage for all 12 months. Although the 1095 forms (IRS Form 1095-C and/or 1095-B and/or 1095-A) are NOT needed to complete your taxes for 2018, you will receive a Form 1095-C from the County by March 4 regarding the medical insurance coverage offered to you as well as your coverage information. 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 & Women’s Heart Screenings
CVS Health has partnered with American Heart Association to offer no cost heart health screenings in support of women’s heart health. Check your health numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and learn ways to lower your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Screenings available every Thursday in February, including Valentine's Day, at MinuteClinic locations nationwide. Two easy ways to get your free screening:

  • Download the voucher, print a copy and bring it with you to scan at the registration kiosk.
  • Or, use your mobile phone to show the voucher to the provider after you register at the kiosk.

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.

Walmart Pharmacy Staying with CVS Network
CVS had previously released a statement on January 15th that Walmart pharmacies would be leaving the CVS Network. On January 18th, CVS announced a new agreement had been reached with Walmart. This means you can continue to fill acute and 30-day prescriptions at a Walmart pharmacy; which will stay in the CVS network. If you have any questions about your prescription coverage, please call CVS Customer Service at 844.278.5590.

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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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 6 and April 10.

Florida Retirement System - For FRS Investment Plan ONLY
On January 20 the Florida Retirement System (FRS) will send an email to all FRS Investment Plan members from the following email address:  14470YBR@alight.com.  This email will provide members with an opportunity to complete an FRS Member Satisfaction Survey. Your opinion matters and FRS wants to hear how satisfied you are with the services provided by the Investment Plan Administrator. Your responses will help them pinpoint any areas that need improvement.  To take the survey now – www.surveymonkey.com/r/K79P3TT.

Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Classes –  Using Communication to Manage Interpersonal Relationships; ValueMapping™ Discovery for Managers; 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.

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!