Friday Reminders for 1/22/2018
Foundations For Your Future Meeting Announcement (PSERS)
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) will hold a Foundations for Your Future (FFYF) program presentation at Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, 65 Billerbeck Street, New Oxford, Adams County on February 6, 2018 promptly at 4:30 PM. These FFYF program meetings provide non-retired members with information about PSERS benefits and services. A PSERS Retirement Counselor will cover topics such as benefit options, withdrawal of contributions, rollovers, taxes, and legislative actions affecting PSERS. PSERS recommends that all active members attend an FFYF seminar, particularly those planning to retire within the year.
Advance registration is not required to attend any of these seminars. Please contact the Southcentral Regional Office at 717.720.6335 if you require an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation to participate.
Friday Reminders for 1/12/2018Workplace PostersEach year, employers are required to review, and update workplace posters. Workplace posters must be placed in a conspicuous area where all employees are able to view, and read the posters. UASD's posters are located on a bulletin board at each building; in the faculty rooms at AV Elementary, BE Elementary and the MS/HS, and in the work room by the main office in BI Elementary. Central office staff may view the posters in the copy room of the district offices.Beneficiaries for Life Insurance and PSERSThere are different situations where you may want to change your beneficiaries on your life insurance policy with the district, and/or for PSERS. If you would like to change beneficiaries for the UASD life insurance, a form is attached. To change beneficiaries for PSERS, you must contact PSERS directly to have a form sent to you. If you have any questions please contact me.From Highmark Blue ShieldNot sure where to go when you have a medical issue/emergency? See the attached flyer from Highmark Blue Shield, so that you know where to go for specific issues.Have you tried a virtual doctor visit? See the attached flyer from Highmark on how to have a virtual doctor visit.
Friday Reminders for 1/5/2018Snow Make Up Day #1Due to the school closing today, January 5, the make up day will be Friday, February 16.Health Savings Account 2018 Contribution LimitsFor those of you who have a health savings account, the 2018 contribution limit amounts are as follows:
If you would like to change your contribution, or begin to contribute to your HSA account, there are forms attached to this e-mail for your convenience.When determining how much to contribute to your HSA, keep in mind that the benefit year for district insurances is, July 1 through June 30 of each year. Be sure to include the district contribution to your HSA when calculating a total contribution for a benefit year. The district contributes an annual total of $1,050.00 for single coverage, and $2,100.00 for family coverage, during a benefit year, which is disbursed monthly over the course of the year. Employees who enrolled in an HSA after July 1, would not receive the total annual contribution amount. Monthly contributions would be made beginning the month they enroll, and no catch up contributions are made by the district for the months the employee was not enrolled.For more information about HSA's please refer to the Health Equity website at www.1hsa.com . For more information about HSA's and tax returns, visit the IRS website.From the Business Office"Employees take note to federal tax withholdings and changes for 2018"The IRS is working to develop withholding guidance to implement the tax reform bill signed into law on December 22. The IRS emphasizes this information will be designed to work with the existing Forms W-4 that employees have already filed, and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time.Use of the new 2018 withholding guidelines will allow taxpayers to begin seeing the changes in their paychecks as early as February, but In the meantime, UASD will continue to use the existing 2017 withholding tables and systems in place until the guidance has been provided. What this means for UASD family is that your federal tax withholdings will change in February, rather than January as in prior years."PSERS Foundations For Your Future Seminar
- Self-only coverage - $3,450.00
- Family coverage - $6,900.00
- Catch-up contributions - $1,000.00 (for age 55 or older only)
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) will hold a Foundations for Your Future (FFYF) program meeting at the Chambersburg Area Middle School auditorium, 1151 East McKinley Street, Chambersburg on Januar
y 10, 2018 promptly at 4:30 PM. These FFYF presentations provide active members with information about PSERS benefits and services. A PSERS Regional Representative will cover topics such as benefit options, withdrawal of contributions, rollovers, taxes, and legislative actions affecting PSERS. PSERS recommends that all active members attend an FFYF program, particularly if planning to retire within the year.
Advance registration is not required to attend any of these large group meetings. Please contact the Southcentral Regional Office at 717.720.6335 if you require an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate.