AG HR News

January 2021

2021 Healthcare Savings Account IRS Limits

The IRS has increased the annual HSA contribution limit for the total of employer + employee contributions. Here are the new limits:


Self-only: $3,600
Family: $7,200


The HSA catch-up contribution (age 55 or older) remains at $1,000 annually.


Want to change how much you are contributing to your HSA? Go on Frontline Central Forms and complete the form titled "HSA ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION / PRE-TAX SALARY REDUCTION ELECTION FORM - 2021."

2021 403(b) Limits

The annual elective deferral limit for 403(b) plan employee contributions is unchanged at $19,500 in 2021. Employees age 50 or older may contribute up to an additional $6,500 for a total of $26,000. Want more information about the plan? Click the box below. Want to change your deferral amounts? Click on the box below for a form that you'll need to complete with your investment advisor.

Thinking of Enrolling in a Diet Plan?

January is a popular time to begin a weight loss program. If you are planning to do this, don't forget that your Blue Cross Personal Choice Plan benefits can help. Click below for information on diet plan reimbursement benefits.

Get Paid to Work Out at Home

Did you know you can get up to $150 back when you work out regularly? IBX has partnered with GlobalFit to enhance their gym reimbursement program to now include virtual subscriptions for at‑home workouts. Virtual subscriptions approved for participation include Peloton, MyFitnessPal, Nike Training Club, Polar, and many more trackable activities. Members are able to combine current fitness facility workouts with virtually tracked workouts to cover the required 120 completed workouts. Want to learn more about this? Click on the box below.

Leave Due to COVID-19 Related Reasons

As you may know, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) were not extended beyond December 31, 2020.


As that leave is no longer in place, if you need to take leave due to COVID-19 related reasons, you will now need to utilize your accrued but unused leave provided by the District (i.e., sick, family illness, vacation or personal.) In that event, you should just enter your absences into the absence management system as you normally would.

January DEI Newsletter

Avon Grove has a DEI Newsletter! This month's edition discusses new year traditions. While some recognize January 1st as the beginning of a new year, that tradition is based on the Gregorian calendar which is not necessarily the same one followed in other cultures. Click on the box below to read this newsletter.

Health and Wellness Information

Our benefits broker has provided us with some interesting wellness resources this month. The Live Well Work Well Newsletter discusses stress eating. There is also information on winter driving safety and seasonal affective disorder

Hello 2021!

Doesn't it feel good to put 2020 behind us? We are definitely looking forward to all the wonderful things that 2021 will hold for us. Thanks for your continued devotion to our students. You are much appreciated.

Need Assistance?

For questions concerning benefits, tuition reimbursement, and salary movement contact Chris Marsala at cmarsala@avongrove.org


For questions regarding personnel or contractual issues, employment and certification, contact Dr. Wendi Lee Kraft at wkraft@avongrove.org


For questions regarding payroll contact Amy Seamon at aseamon@avongrove.org