Attention Anthem Medical Plan Participants: New Anthem BlueCross BlueShield identification cards have been mailed to all Albemarle Select and Albemarle Choice medical plan enrollees. Anthem recommends that you destroy your old cards and begin using these new cards immediately. Please note: Your old cards will no longer work at your pharmacy after July 1.
The new cards reflect a change to the administration of our Anthem pharmacy benefits: Effective July 1, IngenioRx will assume the role currently held by Express Scripts. This change will impact retail, mail-order, and specialty pharmacy services. Learn more about this change »
As you are aware, our intent was to begin the rollout of the new time and attendance system in March. As we have worked toward that goal, it has become evident that we need more time to allow for sufficient system testing, training, and communication. As such, we have decided to delay the implementation.
The new Implementation Timeline is as follows: Continue reading
As a reminder, Open Enrollment closes this Friday, November 16! Don’t miss your one chance to make changes to your current medical and dental benefits or your Flexible Spending Account elections for the 2019 calendar year. Read more »
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No matter when you are planning to retire, you probably have questions, like: How much money will I need in retirement? Where will it come from? How does VRS work? What are my options for saving? How does health insurance work when I retire? For answers to these questions and much more, you should attend the Retirement Planning Seminar! Continue reading
What’s the BIG news?
Your annual benefits Open Enrollment window (November 1st through November 16th) begins next week! This Open Enrollment window is the final step needed to transition our medical, dental and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) plan years to run on a calendar year basis. Any changes you make to your medical/dental/FSA elections during the upcoming Open Enrollment period will go into effect January 1, 2019, and will run through December 31, 2019. Continue reading
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Giant Pharmacy to offer onsite flu clinics at 50+ Albemarle County locations in October and November! All Albemarle County employees (including part-time and temporary employees, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and Tdap vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered through the County’s health plan. Clinics start today, October 9! View the clinic schedule »
What is this?
benefitsFOCUS is our way of communicating important Albemarle County employee benefits information to YOU! We’ll give you updates, tips, and head’s up announcements throughout the year to keep you in the loop. In this admittedly long (but very informative!) edition, we’ll tell you why you need to check your monthly earning statements via Greenshades (and what to look for when you do), what to expect for the new benefits plan year, and give you resources for accessing and using Greenshades like a pro! Continue reading
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).
Enrollment extended to Thursday, September 6! Continue reading
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