The St. Johns County Employee Connection
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2023 Wellness Premium Incentive (WPI) – Deadline to participate 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 between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022. 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 at a physician’s office, you will receive confirmation of participation prior to open enrollment that you have earned the WPI for 2023. If you and/or your spouse are not currently enrolled, but plan to join for 2023 as part of Open Enrollment in October please email StJohnsWell@mbaileygroup.com. More about the Wellness Premium Incentive.
2023 Open Enrollment (OE) - NEW Window
The NEW 2023 OE window will be October 1 – October 15 for eligible employees to enroll for 2023 benefits coverage. Starting this year, enrollment in PlanSource is only required if you would like to make the following changes to your coverage:
- Make a change to health coverage (i.e. switch medical plans)
- Add/remove dependents (i.e. Spouse and/or child(ren))
- Elect or re-elect an FSA or DCA (IRS requires enrollment every year)
- Update your beneficiaries
- Add/remove voluntary or supplemental coverage (i.e. Life Insurance, Short-term Disability, Unum AI, HI, ACC, Cancer Guardian and/or Legal Shield)
If you do not make any changes to your coverage, your existing 2022 coverage (except for FSA/DCA accounts) will roll automatically to the next year effective January 1, 2023. Open Enrollment and Benefits Information
Upcoming County Blood Drive
Your next opportunity to donate blood is fast approaching on 10/13 from 8 AM - 1 PM in the parking lot just south of the Courthouse. All donors will receive a $20 eGift card, blood donor t-shirt and a free well checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! OneBlood is encouraging appointments, but they are not required >> Blood Drive Sign Up. Don’t forget your photo ID when you go to donate blood.
NEW Direct Deposit Procedure
Effective immediately, Payroll will no longer accept any employee Direct Deposit Request forms from an external email address (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc.). If you need to make a change it must be faxed to 904.819.3697 or sent via a county email AND both options must be followed-up with a verbal employee verification from a county phone. Alternatively, you may drop off the request form in person at the Comptroller’s Office located at the County Courthouse. Please call payroll at 904.819.3658 for any questions about direct deposits or your pay vouchers.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program's "Limited Waiver" Period
Student loan debt has grown exponentially over the past decade and become a critical financial burden for many Americans. The Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is a program that provides full forgiveness of student loan debt to employees working with a Qualified Employer (QE), including government organizations after 10 years of service or 120 qualifying payments. For a limited time, borrowers may receive credit for past payments made on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF during the time in which they have been working for a QE. In the past, student loan borrowers working toward PSLF have struggled to navigate the program’s complex rules and requirements. However, this limited waiver of specific PSLF program requirements through October 31, 2022, expands the program to more borrowers than ever before. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early. Save time by having an imaging center come to you. You must schedule an appointment by calling Precision Imaging Centers at (904) 996-8100. No physicians order needed, but you must have a physician to receive results. Please bring your medical insurance card to your appointment. Mobile Mammogram Schedule & Details
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1. Preparedness information to help you and your family plan ahead of a potential hurricane is available at the St. Johns County Emergency Management Website, including updated evacuation zone maps. Also check out the official Hurricane Preparedness Guide for other great resources to help you stay safe this season.