AG HR News

September 2020

Free Counseling Services

We realize these are challenging times for all. In order to support our employees and their families, we have added a mental health component to our SwiftMD program. If you are enrolled in our District’s medical plan, you and your family will have immediate access to this new service.


SwiftMD can help when you’re feeling down. Discuss everything from depression, anxiety and stress, to struggles with family, work, and substance abuse. Access free, confidential counseling by phone or videoconference. Call 24/7 for an initial assessment and get three counseling sessions at no cost to you. Counselors have a master’s degree and at least ten years of experience.


For service, call the toll free number 833-SWIFTMD (833-794-3863) For online access go to mySwiftMD.com and click "Get Started" to retrieve your login credentials. The District's passcode is AGSD18.


For more details, click the box below.

IBX Virtual Visits

Did you read our Special Edition newsletter about how you can schedule IBX Virtual Visits with your regular provider? If not, please click on the box below for important information.

Work Out at Home and Get Reimbursed!

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.

COVID 19 Emergency Leave Provisions

Are you aware that you may have additional leave options in accordance with the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act? To learn more about these, click on the box below. Please note that this information describes leave options that are available to you IN ADDITION TO your contractual leave days. These provisions are in place through December 31, 2020.

Health and Wellness Information

Our benefits broker has provided us with some interesting wellness resources this month. The Live Well Work Well Newsletter discusses how to choose a hand sanitizer and includes a recipe for spinach salad with apples and raisins. Additional resources include information about ovarian cancer and childhood obesity.

2020 IRS Limits

Just a reminder . . . 2020 IRS Limits


403(b)


The 2020 403b Plan limit is $19,500. Employees over 50 may contribute $6,500 for a total of $26,000. If you'd like to change your contribution level, please contact your individual plan representative.


HSA


2020 Healthcare Savings Accounts Contribution Limits are:


Self Only $3,550

Family $7,100

Catch up contribution of $1,000 (age 55 and older)


The limits apply to the sum of employer and employee contributions. Remember, these are CALENDAR YEAR limits. If you want to change your HSA contribution amount, please complete the form on Frontline Central Forms.

Thank you!

Thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work to make our first day of school a success. During the upcoming holiday weekend, please remember to take some time to rest, relax and enjoy the last days of summer.

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