August 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
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.
What’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
At 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
Attention 12-Month Employees: The holiday schedule for 2018-19 has been approved. For more information about leave, including holiday pay and more, please visit the Leave page on Human Resources’ Employee Benefits site.
Looking for a copy of the 2018-19 school schedule? Check out the 2018-19 Calendar-at-a-Glance, available on the school division’s Calendars page.
What’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
BeWell Albemarle is excited to introduce MedExpert, a powerful new employee benefit, along with FREE employee health screenings this May and June … AND a $100 incentive to employees who participate in a health screening event and complete a health assessment. Continue reading
A 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
Thinking About Retiring Soon?
VRS (The Virginia Retirement System) recommends that applicants send in your paperwork at least 60 days ahead of your intended retirement date in order to avoid delays in getting your first retirement benefit payment. If you’re a School Division employee and planning to retire at the end of the school year, please contact John McQuilkin (email@example.com) in Human Resources ASAP (if you haven’t already) for guidance. Continue reading
As we start a new year and you begin to gather your information for the IRS income tax filing season, Payroll would like to share some important information with you regarding your Form W-4 (IRS Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) for 2018. Your Form W-4 tells Payroll the correct amount of tax to withhold from your paycheck. Situations when you might need to change your Form W-4 include marriage, divorce, having a child, or if you discover through filing your federal income tax return that you had too little or too much withheld from your pay. Continue reading