Human Resources

Summer

HRS June Newsletter monthly employee newsletter

  • Sunday, June 18th - Father's Day

FY18 monthly payroll system Medical & dental rates

Effective July 1st, 2017 medical and dental rates will change from FY17.

*Premiums withheld on the first and second paydates of each month. Premiums withheld in advance of coverage. 

FY18 Full-Time Employee (30-40 hours per week); Employer Medical: $1072.32 & Employer Dental: $19.34

 FY18

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Child Employee & Children Employee, Spouse & Child Employee, Spouse & Children
PPO $51 $128 $88

 $119

$161 $185
Traditional $63 $155 $110 $144 $195 $218
High Deductible $41 $109 $73 $99 $136 $152
Dental $9 $41.24 $34.74 $53.24 $59 $68.24

FY18 Part-Time Employee (20-29.9 hours per week); Employer Medical: $868.58 & Employer Dental: $15.48

 FY18

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Child Employee & Children Employee, Spouse & Child Employee, Spouse & Children
PPO $254.74 $331.74 $291.74

 $322.74

$364.74 $388.74
Traditional $266.74 $358.74 $313.74 $347.74 $398.74 $421.74
High Deductible $244.74 $312.74 $276.74 $302.74 $339.74 $355.74
Dental $12.86 $45.10 $38.60 $57.10 $62.86 $72.10

 

FY17 MONTHLY PAYROLL SYSTEM MEDICAL & DENTAL RATES

FY17 Full-Time Employee (30-40 hours per week); Employer Medical: $1001 & Employer Dental: $19

 FY17

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Child Employee & Children Employee, Spouse & Child Employee, Spouse & Children
PPO $47 $119 $82

 $110

$149 $171
Traditional $58 $144 $102 $133 $181 $202
High Deductible $38 $101 $68 $92 $126 $141
Dental $8.24 $38.24 $32.24 $49.24 $54.74 $63.24

FY17 Part-Time Employee (20-29.9 hours per week); Employer Medical: $837.60 & Employer Dental: $15.16

 FY17

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Child Employee & Children Employee, Spouse & Child Employee, Spouse & Children
PPO $210.40 $282.40 $245.40

 $273.40

$312.40 $334.40
Traditional $221.40 $307.40 $265.40 $296.40 $344.40 $365.40
High Deductible $201.40 $264.40 $231.40 $255.40 $289.40 $304.40
Dental $12.08 $42.08 $36.08 $53.08 $58.58 $67.08

an ounce of prevention this year

Remember the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? This particularly rings true when it comes to preventive health care. Maintaining or improving your health is important – and a focus on regular preventive care, along with following the advice of your doctor, can help you stay healthy.

Did you know that there is no cost to enrolled members for listed preventive, screening and immunization services if you use an In-Network provider?

Annual adult preventive visits include physical exams and screenings such as blood glucose and cholesterol. Preventive services for children include routine and scheduled well-baby and well-child examinations.

Details about those preventive services that are covered by your medical plan at 100% and other services subject to co-pays and cost-sharing are available on the 'Medical' tab of the Office of Group Insurance website. Select and view the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) or plan contract for the plan type in which you are enrolled. You can also call customer service at the number on the back of your ID card for assistance.

Take advantage of this great benefit and schedule a preventive health care visit with your doctor today!

Do you need help finding a doctor? Log in to the Blue Cross of Idaho member portal to utilize the Find a Provider tool to locate an In-Network provider near you.

The Office of Group Insurance is committed to providing employees with details about the benefits available through the group insurance program. Visit the OGI website, https://ogi.idaho.gov, for resources and links to helpful benefit information.

supervisor's corner 

Cross-training is training an employee to do a different part of the organization's work. Training worker A to do the task that worker B does and training B to do A's task is cross training. Cross-training is good for managers, because it provides more flexibility in managing the workforce to get the job done, and it is good for employees because it helps them learn new skills, increase their value to their firm and combat position fatigue.

Benefits of Cross-Training:

As you prepare cross-training plans, you need to consider both the company benefits and the employee benefits. Cross training an employee gives them the opportunity to learn a new skill. That new skill can make them more valuable, either in their present job or in a different job.

Learning the new job can keep them stimulated and reduce worker boredom. Key benefits of cross-training include:
  • Improved employee awareness of organization's roles and functions.
  • Increased flexibility for scheduling. 
  • Increased opportunities for employee advancement. 
  • Opportunity to strengthen customer support with more knowledgeable employees.
  • Ability to keep employees motivated and "fresh" through assignment rotation. 
  • Potentially reduced absenteeism and employee turnover. 
  • Increased ability for managers to evaluate employees across an array of roles.

Developing Your Own Cross-Training Program 

Cross-training can be an effective approach to strengthening your organization and improving performance. Ideas to help you form or sponsor your own program include:

  • Look within your own function for opportunities to cross-train on assignments. Let individuals identify roles and tasks they are interested in and coordinate their own informal cross-training work with team members. 
  • Challenge employees to identify enrichment opportunities as part of their cross-training activities. 
  • Talk with your unit manager or executive about establishing a formal job rotation program across your organization. 
  • Gain the support of human resources to coordinate cross-training and job rotation initiatives.
  • Offer incentives for certifying on a variety of positions, functions, systems or products.
  • Measure employee feedback on their interest in and satisfaction with the cross-training work. Ask for their ideas on improving the initiative.
  • Model the behavior. Make certain to seek out job expansion and job enrichment programs for yourself. 

The Bottom-Line:

Cross-training reduces risks, improves employee engagement and satisfaction and potentially improves your firm's support of customers and overall performance. Think creatively and aggressively about cross-training in your organization. 

Source:  http://management.about.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kevin Reynolds 1st
Amy Canfield, Collyn Harris 2nd
Henrik Brosten, Teri Rust 3rd
Vikki Swift-Raymond 4th
Andena Hibbard 6th
Justene Garner 7th
Martin Gibbs, Sam Maynes, Angela Nail 8th
A. Marte White 9th
Debbie Goodwin, Jill Groseclose 10th
Rachel Peasley 11th
Joseph Canas 12th
Kevin Goodan, Rhett Diessner 13th
Tony Fernandez 14th
Sandra Boyd, Brittani Bailey, Guarina Grullon 15th
Kristina Keener, Loralee Ohrtman 16th
Cathryn Kenyon, Kari Mackey 17th
Brooke Cushman, Theresa Chrisman, Makenzie Hollingsworth 18th
Amanda Gill 20th
Ella Mae Keatts 22nd
Burma Hutchinson, Rodney Schmidt 23rd
Joni Mina 24th
Traci Story 25th
Laura Earles, Matt Johnston 26th
Lisa Hathaway 27th
Jennifer James 28th

years of state service

Charmain Steiger, Admissions 5 Years
Charlette Kremer, Grants & Contracts 10 Years
Peter Van Mullem, Business Division 10 Years

Congratulations to our WSA Winner, Vicky Boubel!

"Vicky always goes above and beyond the call of duty in making the Simulation Lab a great experience for the students faculty and operators. She spends countless hours making sure that the equipment is running properly and everything in place for the day. She is also fun to work with!"