Fresh Farmacy Workplace Wellness Program – Enrollment Extended to Sept. 6!

Fresh Farmacy
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, local produce to County employees. You can eat great food AND support our local farmers! The Fresh Farmacy program requires 25 or more participants for each location (COB McIntire, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, Monticello Fire Rescue, ACPD Crozet Satellite Office).

Interested?

Enrollment extended to Thursday, September 6! Continue reading

Employee & Community Resources for August Events

Resilient Cville
During the summer of 2017, the events in Charlottesville impacted our community and all of us living and working in the surrounding area. It is important to recognize that the anniversary of these events may be a challenging time due to traumatic memories and lingering stress. There are resources available for community members and County employees to help us through these and other difficult events. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: The Last Three Issues (July 27, August 1 & 3)

benefitsFOCUS: In This IssueAugust 3, 2018

Special Flexible Spending Account edition: Read on if you currently have an FSA, or are thinking of/planning to have one next year!

What’s the BIG news?

Your benefits Open Enrollment period is under way! Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)* are a great way to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical and child dependent care expenses. Continue reading

Employee Perks! Enroll Today!

Employee Perks 2018
The Albemarle County Social Activities Club (ACSAC) continues to look for new and innovative ways to appreciate employees. We are now offering employees access to 20-60% off of movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events, and more! This is just a small token of our appreciation for your hard work. Enroll today to receive these complimentary perks!

How? Visit the TicketsatWork website and fill out the information to become a member (Company Code: AC18). You may enroll with either your work or personal email address.

benefitsFOCUS: Know before you go (on summer break)!

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

Before you head out for the summer break, be sure to note that your annual benefits Open Enrollment period will be held August 1st through August 17th.

What’s Open Enrollment???

Open Enrollment is your ONE time of year to make any change you wish to your current medical or dental elections: You can add/drop/change a plan or add/drop dependents. It’s also the one time of year when you can enroll in a medical or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA). Continue reading

12-Month Pay Schedule for All Employees Goes Into Effect July 1

Albemarle County LogoAt their May 10 meeting, the School Board approved placing all employees on a 12-month pay schedule effective July 1. This unification of pay schedules for all employees will make it easier and more efficient to process compensation and benefits for the entire organization.

Approximately 450 employees, who currently are paid on either a 10- or 11-month schedule, will be impacted by this change. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Medical Plan Update, Wellness News & More

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

If you’re on our medical plan and paid a premium in April, we are pleased to announce that you will receive a little extra *something* in your May paycheck! Because of the continued strong performance of our health insurance program, we will be refunding one month of medical premiums to all employees who paid premiums in April. This refund will be based on the normal premium paid in April for the coverage selected at that time. Please be sure to login to Greenshades to review your May earnings statement and verify this refund. Continue reading

Important Notice: Change in Employee Health Club Deductions

Albemarle County LogoA message from Susan Worrell, Chief Accountant, County of Albemarle (Apr. 12, 2018)

Over the years, we have been asked by employees and by various health clubs to offer payroll deduction for monthly membership fees. While the County of Albemarle encourages employees to participate in wellness programs, it has been limited in its ability to offer payroll deduction of membership fees to multiple health clubs because it is/was a manual process. By standardizing this process and by utilizing the Greenshades Employee Self-Serve portal, the County will automate this process and will expand the offering of payroll deduction to additional health clubs who meet certain membership requirements. (Please see the Health Club Payroll Deduction FAQs.) Continue reading