2018 Benefits Package

St. Johns County understands benefits are important to employees and their families. Here are some of the core benefits offered to County employees. For more details, see the complete St. Johns County Benefits Guides for Employees and Retirees. We no longer mail books to employee’s homes, but if you would prefer to have a printed copy please stop by your Personnel Services Department and we will be glad to provide you with one. You can review your benefits selections at any time during the year on the online benefits system. PlanSource.com.  Log In Instructions

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Benefits available to employees regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week.

Health Insurance Plan
Florida Blue (Medical): The County contributes towards monthly health insurance premiums for all eligible employees. Employees can select from two health care plan options. Employees are able to compare plans in the Benefits Guide. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment. For explanations and definitions of commonly used health insurance language, visit Health Coverage and Medical Terms.
Contact:  800-352-2583 / www.floridablue.com

Prescription Plan
Florida Blue Prime Therapeutics: Employees enrolled in a health care plan are automatically enrolled in the prescription plan through Florida Blue’s Prime Therapeutics. Not all prescription drugs are covered.  Some prescriptions are available through 90-day mail-order or retail 90 pharmacies. Specialty medications are available through CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy.
Contact: Rx Retail / 800-352-2583 / www.floridablue.com
Rx Mail Order /  888-849-7845 / www.myprime.com
Prescription Specialty Program / 800-869-0479 / www.cvscaremarkspecialtyrx.com

Dental Plan
Humana Dental: Employees enrolled in a health care plan are automatically enrolled for dental coverage. Coverage includes preventative, basic, and major services.
Contact:  800-233-4013 / www.humana.com

Vision Care Plan
Humana Vision Care Plan: Employees enrolled in a health care plan are automatically enrolled for vision care coverage. Co-payment coverage includes routine eye exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. How to Use Your Vision Benefits
Contact: 866-537-0229 / www.humanavisioncare.com

Life Insurance
Sun Life: The County pays the full premium for Basic Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for eligible employees. Eligible dependents on the county health plan also have Basic Group Life only coverage provided. Employees have the option to purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves, their spouse and/or dependent children.
Contact: 800-247-6875 / www.sunlife.com/us

Long Term & Short Term Disability
Sun Life: The County pays 100% of the cost of a Long Term Disability Insurance policy that will provide income replacement of 60% of an employee's base pay after an elimination period of 180 days. Employees are eligible to enroll in Short Term Disability Insurance which allows you to continue to receive pay at a fixed weekly amount for a temporary amount of time if you cannot work due to a non-work related disabling injury or illness.
Contact: 800-247-6875 / www.sunlife.com/us

Flexible Spending Accounts
Ameriflex (FSA/DCA/HRA): Employees are eligible to enroll in Medical (FSA) and/or Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCA) Accounts. These two accounts allow for setting aside eligible out-of-pocket costs and to pay for these expenses on a tax-free basis. Learn more about FSAs
Contact: 888-868-3539 / www.myameriflex.com

Education Assistance Program
For full time employees who want to further their careers through educational course work from accredited institutions, the County offers a tuition reimbursement program, based on availability of funds. Such educational courses must apply to the employee’s field of work or directly contribute to the individual’s professional development. Reimbursement for tuition shall not exceed $1000 per employee per fiscal year. Learn more about the Educational Assistance Program 

Wellness incentive programs, classes and health screenings which help to improve employees’ physical, social and financial health and awareness. All employees who are in active work status and are eligible for benefits are eligible to participate, along with eligible spouses. Visit the Wellness Page.

Benefits are available to all regularly established employees.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
New Directions (EAP): The EAP program through New Directions provides employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to four (4) free visits per Plan year. Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
Contact:  800-624-5544 / www.ndbh.com

Retirement Plan Choices
Florida Retirement System: Eligible employees are enrolled in the Florida Retirement System (FRS).  As an employer, the County contributes to this plan on behalf of the employee.  In addition, the employee must contribute three percent (3%) of gross pay to FRS.  There are two plans offered by FRS; the Defined Pension Plan and the Investment Plan.
Contact:  866-446-9377 / www.myFRS.com

Deferred Compensation
 Lincoln Financial Group Deferred Compensation: Tax deferred savings plan available for retirement purposes.  Eligible employees contribute own pre-tax earnings toward a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Maximum annual contributions are determined by current IRS Guidelines. Learn more about Deferred Compensation
Contact: 800-234-3500 / www.LincolnFinancial.com/Retirement 
Richard.Phelan@LFG.com / 321-419-7087

Paid Holidays
Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year. Employees who work less than a forty (40) hour workweek will only be paid holiday pay (number of hours normally scheduled to work – not to exceed eight (8) hours) if the offices are closed on the holiday which would be their normal workday. Full time employees are also granted one (1) paid day off (eight (8) hours) per year for their Birthday. This day may be taken at any time in the fiscal year, but may not be carried forward into the following fiscal year. BoCC Employee Holiday Schedule

Various discounts including cell phone service, cars, pies, vacations and much more, are available for all county employees. Check it out and save today! St. Johns County Employee Discounts