The St. Johns County Employee Connection
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2024 Wellness Premium Incentive (WPI) – Deadline to participate is 9/30
Under the WPI program, employees and spouses enrolled in the St. Johns County Medical Plan are eligible for an insurance premium credit simply by completing an annual wellness exam at a physician’s office or attending a biometric screening event between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. Voluntary completion of the wellness exam is automatically reported by Florida Blue, so verification forms are only necessary for new hires and life events. If you have already completed your wellness exam no further action is required. If you and/or your spouse are not currently enrolled, but plan to join for 2024 as part of Open Enrollment in October please email StJohnsWell@mbaileygroup.com.
Birthday Leave – Deadline to use FY23 is 9/30
If you haven’t taken it already, don’t forget that you only have until September 30 to use your birthday leave day for the current fiscal year. You can look at the accruals tab on your timecard in WFD to check whether you have used your day. Happy Birthday!
2023 Florida Retirement System (FRS) Changes
Effective July 1, 2023, per new state legislation there were several major changes to FRS benefits. Review an overview of the 2023 FRS Changes. For detailed information on retirement, visit the FRS website at www.myfrs.com or call (866) 446-9377 to speak with an FRS representative.
2024 Medical RFP Results
Following an RFP for medical administrative services, the St. Johns County Insurance Committee recommended to continue coverage with Florida Blue as the highest ranked vendor. The Board has approved the renewal for 2024. The RFP reviewed admin fees and claims administration, average discounts, provider network, value added services and reporting. The second ranked vendor, United Health Care was estimated to cost the health fund an additional $1.9 million annually due to lower discounts. Cigna and Aetna declined to quote. 2024 Medical RFP Results