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HR Highlights: Vacation Accrual and Contractor Open Enrollment

Vacation Time

How Do I Access My Vacation and Sick Time!?

Currently, HR manually tracks all sick and vacation time for staff employees. If you need to know your sick and vacation availability, please send an email to HR Corp or anyone in the HR department.

Vacation and sick time are accrued evenly throughout the employee’s anniversary year. Each employee earns a total of 10 vacation days and 5 sick days each year. In other words, one day of vacation is accrued every 5.2 weeks and one day of sick time is earned every 10.4 weeks (except for California employees). Unused vacation time rolls over from anniversary year to anniversary year; any sick time not used will be lost.

It is highly recommended that you keep up with your sick and vacation availability and you check it before planning any vacations. The HR department calculates sick and vacation time on a monthly basis to maintain consistency.

2019 Contractor Open Enrollment

Contractor Open Enrollment is currently taking place: November 5 – 23, 2018. During this period, contract employees can add/drop/make changes to their Century Healthcare (CHC) coverages. To do so, they simply need to call CHC directly at 888-232-9431 during the Open Enrollment period. (Note: Paper enrollment forms will not be accepted). Updated CHC plan and pricing information for 2019 can be found in the Employee Benefits section of the Employee Toolbox on the JSG website.

If contractors have any questions related to Open Enrollment, please direct them to benefits@jsginc.com for assistance.

Open Enrollment

It’s That Time Again! 2019 Contractor Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

It’s almost time for Johnson Service Group’s annual contractor Open Enrollment! JSG is excited to announce that we will continue to provide five Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant medical plan options and supplemental benefits (dental, vision, short-term disability, and optional life) through Century Healthcare (CHC).

Read all the details below to ensure you select the best choice for your benefit needs!

When is JSG’s Open Enrollment?

JSG’s annual Open Enrollment is November 5, 2018, to November 23, 2018. During this time, employees can add, drop, or make changes to existing coverage or enroll for the first time.

Note: If you don’t make any changes during the Open Enrollment window, your existing CHC coverages will automatically carry over into 2019.

What date will the benefits selected during this year’s open enrollment be effective?

Any changes or additions made during this time will apply effective December 24, 2018.

What medical plans are being offered?

Century Healthcare continues to provide five ACA compliant medical plan options:

  • MEC Basic — The most affordable way to satisfy your individual responsibilities under the ACA. This plan covers a list of Preventive Services covered at 100% through in-network providers. Some of these services include routine physical exams, annual well women exams, well baby/childcare exams, routine lab and x-rays, immunizations, cancer screenings and more.
  • MEC Plus (Value, Select and Premier) — The Value, Select and Premier MEC Plus plans have been offered by JSG for several years now. These limited fixed indemnity plans are designed to help take care of the basic medical care needs of insured employees and their families. These plans also cover preventive care at 100% when using an in-network provider.
  • MEC Enhanced Advantage Plus — Designed to cover only the benefits that the vast majority of the population uses regularly and includes office visit/specialist copays. New to this plan in 2019 is a hospital confinement/ICU component. Preventative care is 100% covered when using an in-network provider.

Century Healthcare offers a package of services and fixed indemnity benefits that pay benefits for specified medical services and is designed to help take care of the basic medical needs of insured employees and their families. These plans pay in addition to any other insurance in force and are not Medicare Supplement plans. All premiums for CHC medical, dental, and vision benefits are deducted from weekly paychecks on a pre-tax basis.

What supplemental coverage is offered?

Century Healthcare oversees all supplemental coverages. Options include MetLife Dental insurance, Davis Vision insurance, The Standard Short-Term Disability insurance, and Optional Life insurance. Supplemental coverage is offered “a la carte” style, meaning you have the ability to enroll in just one of the options or all of them!

How do I enroll?

Please call CHC’s Enrollment Center during the Open Enrollment window at (888) 232-9431 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Central Standard Time (Monday – Friday).

Click here for more information on JSG’s plans and for pricing information!

Know all your options

We’ve told you when JSG’s annual Open Enrollment takes place and have given you the details. However, did you know that JSG also has portable major medical insurance available through the Healthcare Solutions Team? There is no waiting period to enroll and these plans are individually tailored to your personal needs! For more information, contact the Healthcare Solutions Team directly at (866) 934-9013.

Don’t forget about the Marketplace Open Enrollment, too! Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2018, and ends December 15, 2018.  For more information, check out: www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines.

Does JSG offer minimum value plans?

Employees considered Full-Time Eligible (FTE), as defined by the Affordable Care Act, will be eligible for a Minimum Value (MV) Bronze medical benefit through Century Healthcare. FTE employees are defined as those employees who have completed a twelve-month measurement period and have worked a total of at least 1,560 hours. FTE employees will be notified of their status via US mail and email.

Any FTE employee who does not wish to enroll in the MV Bronze plan must submit a signed waiver via fax (630-655-4689) or email (benefits@jsginc.com). If you have not received a Full-Time Eligible mailing prior to the start of Open Enrollment and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the JSG HR Department at: benefits@jsginc.com.

JSG Open Enrollment

JSG Hosts 2018 Staff Open Enrollment

JSG Open Enrollment

Johnson Service Group, Inc. (JSG) is pleased to announce staff Open Enrollment will take place June 1st through June 15th, 2018

JSG had an exceptional renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois this year with only a slight overall increase in premiums. We are excited to announce that JSG will be taking on 100% of this increase. As a result, effective July 1st, your weekly premium contributions for the new plan year will remain the same!

JSG’s Annual Staff Open Enrollment will take place June 1st through June 15th, 2018. During Open Enrollment, employees will be able to add, change, or drop coverage through HR Connection. Any changes or additions made during this time will take effect July 1st, 2018.

Health Insurance Options through BCBS of IL:

  • PPO Plan — This plan has a $500 individual ($1,500 family) deductible, and copays for office visits and prescription drugs. It also offers the flexibility of both in and out-of-network coverage with no referrals needed.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Plan — This unique, high deductible plan allows for HSA contributions on a pre-tax basis, which not only is a tax saver, but will save you money. HSA’s come with a much lower premium than a traditional medical plan. This plan has a $2,700 individual ($5,400 family) deductible, which all services (including office visits and prescription drugs) apply toward before the plan covers any costs (excluding preventive care, which is covered at 100%).
  • HMO Plan (Illinois residents only) — This plan has no deductible, and copays for office visits and prescription drugs. The HMO option has in-network coverage and requires referrals for specialists. If you elect this plan option, you must select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) for yourself and any enrolling dependents.

Supplemental benefits will continue to be offered through Lincoln Financial Group effective July 1st, 2018. All benefits will remain the same, including Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life/AD&D, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability. In addition, any employee enrolled in a BCBS medical plan is also eligible for $25,000 of Basic Life/AD&D that is 100% paid for by JSG.

To continue, make changes to, or waive coverage, all staff employees must log into their www.hrconnection.com account and click “Time to Enroll” on the top left hand side of the page during the Open Enrollment period. All employees must respond to any items listed “action required.” Note: All employees must confirm enrollments or waivers in HR Connection by 5pm CST on Friday, June 15th, 2018.

*Please keep an eye out for an email from JSG HR officially announcing this year’s Open Enrollment. It will contain more details and pricing information on all of the health insurance options available.

Any questions? Email benefits@jsginc.com

2018 CONTRACTOR BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT

It’s That Time Again! 2018 Contractor Benefits Open Enrollment

2018 CONTRACTOR BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT

It’s that time of the year again, Johnson Service Group’s (JSG) annual contractor open enrollment. JSG is excited to announce that we will continue to provide five Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant medical plan options and supplemental benefits (dental, vision, short-term disability, and optional life) through Century Healthcare.

Read all the details below to make sure you select the best choice for your benefit needs!

When is JSG’s open enrollment?

JSG’s annual open enrollment is November 6, 2017, to November 24, 2017. During this time, employees can add, drop, or make changes to existing coverage or enroll for the first time.

What date will the benefits selected during this year’s open enrollment be effective?

Any changes or additions made during this time will apply effective December 25, 2017.

What medical plans are offered?

Century Healthcare continues to provide five ACA Compliant medical plan options that all satisfy your individual responsibilities under the ACA.

  • MEC Basic — The most affordable way to satisfy your individual responsibilities under the ACA. This plan covers a list of Preventive Services covered at 100% through in-network providers. Some of these services include routine physical exams, annual well women exams, well baby/childcare exams, routine lab and x-rays, immunizations, cancer screenings and more.
  • MEC Plus (Value, Select and Premier) — The Value, Select and Premier MEC Plus plans have been offered by JSG for several years now. These limited fixed indemnity plans are designed to help take care of the basic medical care needs of insured employees and their families. These plans also cover preventive care at 100% when using an in-network provider.
  • MEC Enhanced — Designed to cover only the benefits that the vast majority of the population use regularly, excluding hospitalization. This allows for a cost savings while still receiving a rich benefit for non-hospitalization type services. Preventative care is 100% covered when using an in-network provider.

Century Healthcare offers a package of services and fixed indemnity benefits that pays benefits for specified medical services and is designed to help take care of the basic medical needs of the insured employees and their families. This plan pays in addition to any other insurance in force and is not a Medicare Supplement plan. All premiums for benefits are deducted from paychecks on a weekly pre-tax basis.

What supplemental coverage is offered?

Century Healthcare oversees all supplemental coverage. Options include: MetLife Dental Insurance, Davis Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance. Supplemental coverage is offered “a la carte” style meaning you have the ability to enroll in just one of the options or all of them!

How do I enroll?

Call Century Healthcare’s Enrollment Center during the open enrollment window at (888)232-9431 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Central Standard Time (Monday – Friday).

Click here for more information on JSG’s plans and for pricing information!

Know all your options!

We’ve told you when JSG’s annual open enrollment takes place and have given you the details, BUT did you know that JSG also has portable major medical insurance available through Healthcare Solutions Team? There is no waiting period to enroll and these plans are individually tailored to your personal needs! For more information, contact Healthcare Solutions Team directly at (866)-934-9013.

Don’t forget about the Marketplace Open Enrollment too! Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2017, and ends December 15, 2017.  For more information, check out: www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines.

Does JSG offer Minimum Value Plans?

Employees considered Full-Time Eligible (FTE) as defined by the Affordable Care Act will be eligible for a Minimum Value Bronze medical benefit through Century Healthcare. Full-Time Eligible employees are defined as those employees who have completed a twelve-month measurement period and have worked a total of 1,560 hours or more. (Break in service guidance does apply.) FTE employees will be notified of their status via US mail. Any Full-Time eligible employee who does not wish to enroll in the MV Bronze plan must submit a waiver via fax (630-655-4689) or email (benefits@jsginc.com). If you have not received a Full-Time Eligible mailing prior to the start of open enrollment and you believe you may be eligible, please contact HR at benefits@jsginc.com.

JSG CONTRACTOR BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT

2017 Contractor Benefits Open Enrollment Is Here…

JSG CONTRACTOR BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT

It’s that time of the year again, Johnson Service Group’s (JSG) annual contractor open enrollment. JSG is excited to announce that we will continue to provide five Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant medical plan options and supplemental benefits (dental, vision, short term disability, and optional life) through Century Healthcare.

Read all the details below to make sure you select the best choice for your benefit needs!

When is JSG’s open enrollment?

JSG’s annual open enrollment is November 7, 2016 to November 25, 2016. During this time, employees can add, drop, or make changes to existing coverage or enroll for the first time.

What date will the benefits selected during this year’s open enrollment be effective?

Any changes or additions made during this time will apply effective December 26, 2016.

What medical plans are offered?

Century Healthcare continues to provide five ACA Compliant medical plan options that all satisfy your individual responsibilities under the ACA.

  • MEC Basic — The most affordable way to satisfy your individual responsibilities under the ACA. This plan covers a list of Preventive Services covered at 100% through in-network providers. Some of these services include routine physical exams, annual well women exams, well baby/child care exams, routine lab and x-rays, immunizations, cancer screenings and more.
  • MEC Plus (Value, Select and Premier) — The Value, Select and Premier MEC Plus plans have been offered by JSG for several years now. These limited fixed indemnity plans are designed to help take care of the basic medical care needs of insured employees and their families. These plans also cover preventive care at 100% when using an in-network provider.
  • MEC Enhanced — Designed to cover only the benefits that the vast majority of the population use regularly, excluding hospitalization. This allows for a cost savings while still receiving a rich benefit for non-hospitalization type services. Preventative care is 100% covered when using an in-network provider.

Century Healthcare offers a package of services and fixed indemnity benefits that pays benefits for specified medical services and is designed to help take care of the basic medical needs of the insured employees and their families. This plan pays in addition to any other insurance in force and is not a Medicare Supplement plan. All premiums for benefits are deducted from paychecks on a weekly pre-tax basis.

What supplemental coverage is offered?

Century Healthcare oversees all supplemental coverage. Options include: MetLife Dental Insurance, Davis Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance. Supplemental coverage is offered “a la carte” style meaning you have the ability to enroll in just one of the options or all of them!
*Note: Century Healthcare will be changing vision providers from VSP to Davis. Employees currently enrolled in VSP will transition to Davis effective December 26, 2016.

How do I enroll?

Call Century Healthcare’s Enrollment Center at (888)232-9431 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM Central Standard Time (Monday – Friday).

Click here for more information on JSG’s plans and for pricing information!

Know all your options!

We’ve told you when JSG’s annual open enrollment takes place and have given you the details, BUT did you know that JSG also has portable major medical insurance available through Healthcare Solutions Team? There is no waiting period to enroll and these plans are individually tailored to your personal needs! For more information, contact Healthcare Solutions Team directly at (866)-934-9013.

Don’t forget about the Marketplace Open Enrollment too! Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017.  For more information, check out: www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines.

Affordable Care Act Individual Penalty (refresher!)

The ACA’s individual mandate requires everyone in the United States to have health insurance (unless you qualify for an exemption). If you went without “minimum essential coverage”, for more than three months in 2016, you will likely have to pay a penalty on your tax return.
For tax year 2016, the penalty will rise to 2.5% of your total household adjusted gross income, or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, to a maximum of $2,085.
For tax year 2017 and beyond, the percentage option is said to remain at 2.5%, but the flat fee will be adjusted for inflation.

Does JSG offer Minimum Value Plans?

Employees considered Full Time Eligible (FTE) as defined by the Affordable Care Act will be eligible for a Minimum Value Bronze medical benefit through Century Healthcare. Full Time Eligible employees are defined as those employees who have completed a twelve-month measurement period and have worked a total of 1,560 hours or more. (Break in service guidance does apply.) FTE employees will be notified of their status via US mail. Any Full Time eligible employee who does not wish to enroll in the MV Bronze plan must submit a waiver via fax (630-655-4689) or email (benefits@jsginc.com). If you have not received a Full Time Eligible mailing prior to the start of open enrollment and you believe you may be eligible, please contact HR at benefits@jsginc.com.