PWCS' annual open enrollment will begin April 15 and go through May 15. All paperwork must be submitted within that time. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR HEALTH, DENTAL OR VISION PLANS, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. All changes made during open enrollment will be effective for July 1 insurance coverage and will change your payroll deductions for premiums beginning June 15.
Health, dental and vision enrollment forms are available to print by clicking here.
Flexible Spending enrollment forms are available to print by clicking here.
Employee Self Service (ESS): Employees may make enrollment changes online through ESS. Step-by-step instructions on how to utilize the ESS system. Select “Employee Self Service (ESS) in the navigation tabs on the left side.” The ESS Enrollment Wizard will be available April 15–May 15. ESS is available on a PWCS computer and from home.
Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. It began 45 years ago as a national movement to change environmentally destructive behavior and influence public policy. It is now celebrated in 192 countries and serves as our annual reminder to make our lives a little bit greener.
Take a moment to save some trees.
If you are a retirement plan participant, sign up for paperless eDelivery. It’s safe, secure and gentle on the environment. With eDelivery there’s no more wasting paper or waiting by the mailbox – you’ll receive an email as soon as your retirement statement is available. Plus, if ever necessary, you may request a paper copy of your retirement statement by calling the Customer Contact Center at 800-234-3500. Click here for more information.
If you haven’t already signed up for web access, visit LincolnFinancial.com and click “Register Now.” Follow the prompts; it takes only about 3 minutes of your time. And once online, you can take full advantage of all your retirement plan tools and resources, including educational articles, videos, as well as calculators and planning tools.
For every Prince William County Public Schools participant signed up for eDelivery by April 26, Lincoln Financial will donate $1 to the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees initiative.
Blood Pressure News
In this issue:
- This May Help Ward Off Stroke in Some with High BP
- Health Tips: Get More Nutrients From Veggies
- Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
- Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure
April Theme: Beat Financial Fatigue
- Don't Forget the FUN - Entertainment IS in your Budget
- Tip Sheet - Manage Your Credit Card Debt
- Feeling the Money Pinch?
- Beat Financial Fatigue
- Addressing Anxiety - Link to Webinar
Take a quick quiz to discover what type of retirement saver you are—then get specific tips on how to take charge of your retirement. Knowing what type of saver you are can help you engage with your retirement plan in the way that works best for you.
Visit www.chiefretirementsavingsofficer.com and click the Find Out button. On the next page, in the Entry Code field type, enter PWC. The quiz takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Any employee who completes the quiz with this code before May 15 will be entered in a raffle to win a Fitbit Flex Activity and Sleep Tracker. Use it to help you pursue a healthier lifestyle!
Click here for more information.
The purpose of the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program is to encourage professional growth and development, to meet certification and license renewal requirements, and to increase instructional knowledge and skills sets. This program is available on a first-come-first-served basis, contingent on the availability of budgeted funds. The Office of Benefits & Retirement Services has received a large number of reimbursement requests this year, and our funds are now depleted. At this time there are not any funds available for future requests for classes within the current fiscal year through June 30, 2015. Any future requests received would be put on a waitlist.
Contingent on the approved budget, funding should be available for courses for the new fiscal year, with end dates from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Courses taken within the 2014-15 fiscal year cannot be approved for 2015-16 funds. For all future requests, please remember that requests must be submitted upon registration for your course and we will not accept requests for courses that have already been completed.
If you have received approval for a course, your reimbursement will be processed upon completion of your course and submission of your grade of B or better. If you have submitted paperwork, you will be advised if you are approved or placed on the waitlist.
Provisionally licensed teachers in core subject areas fall under the No Child Left Behind Tuition Reimbursement Program. Funds are currently still available with this program for current fiscal year classes and VCLA, VRE, Praxis II and other tests required for completion of provisional licensure for core subject teachers through NCLB. Testing reimbursement is only available for tests required for teacher certification requirements, and only for current teachers in core subjects, not teaching assistants, as regulated by the NCLB grant.
Please contact Jill Argueta in the Office of Benefits and Retirement Services with questions regarding your particular eligibility.
Additional information, amounts of reimbursement and forms are available on the Benefits Web Page by selecting Tuition Reimbursement from the navigation menu or by emailing Benefits@pwcs.edu.
Anthem has provided information on how to immediately enroll in credit protection services to all members who are potentially impacted by the Cyber Attack.
Starting February 13, 2015, current and former Anthem members can visit AnthemFacts.com to learn more about credit monitoring and identity theft repair services provided by AllClear ID, a leading and trusted identity protection provider. All services are available for two years.
- Identity theft repair services are available to Anthem members who feel they have experienced fraud. For members who have been impacted by the cyber attack, these services are automatically available and do not require enrollment. Please visit AnthemFacts.com to learn how to access these services. Members may access identity repair services by calling 877-263-7995.
- Credit monitoring services require a member to actively enroll because the member must provide their personal information and consent to have their credit monitored. Members can enroll at any time during the 24 month coverage period, and can learn how to sign up at AnthemFacts.com. Members who do not have access to the Internet may call 877-263-7995 for assistance.
Anthem EdWard Member Notice
• DO NOT click on any links in email.
• DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
• DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in email.
• DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.
Anthem is not calling members regarding the cyber attack and is not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.
This outreach is from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers.
Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services.
For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC Website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.
For more information on the cyber attack, please visit www.anthemfacts.com.
|AGE 49 AND UNDER||$18,000||$17,500|
|AGE 50+||Additional $6,000||Additional $5,500|
Enroll at livehealthonline.com
What is LiveHealth Online?
LiveHealth Online is a convenient way for you to talk with and get treatment from a doctor at livehealthonline.com or on your smartphone or tablet using the free app. It is secure, private, easy-to-use and affordable. You can have live, instant or planned visits with doctors seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You use two-way video conferencing, along with instant messaging.
Why would I use LiveHealth Online instead of going to visit my doctor in person?
The choice to use LiveHealth Online is different for each person. For some, busy schedules, location or other conflicts make it hard to get to the doctor’s offi ce. It also depends on the type of condition you need care or treatment for. Sometimes there’s just no substitute for going to the doctor in person. But other times, the convenience of having a doctor a click away can help you get the care you need when you need it.
When is LiveHealth Online available?
Doctors are available on LiveHealth Online seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Do doctors have access to my health information?
If you enroll and set up an account, doctors who use LiveHealth Online can access your health information and review previous treatment recommendations and information from prior LiveHealth Online visits.
How much does it cost to use LiveHealth Online?
You can see a doctor using LiveHealth Online for the same cost as your regular doctor visits. You just have to enroll for free at livehealthonline.com or on the app, and choose a doctor to see your cost. Without enrolling, your health plan won’t be able to cover your visit.
All from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device.
Smartphone or tablet using the free app.