HRA Completion Deadline: Sunday, September 14, 2014!
The Division of Personnel is advising all employees and all retirees under the age of 65 (who are the primary plan member and maintain health insurance coverage under the Executive Branch’s Group Health Insurance Plan, including those employees/retirees at non-profit organizations), that the Government Employee’s Service Commission (GESC) Health Insurance Board (as the sponsor of the insurance plan’s wellness program) has established a new rule which requires those members to fully complete their annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) on Cigna’s website, www.mycigna.com.
The HRA must be fully completed to include actual biometric numbers for glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The deadline to complete the HRA for the fiscal year 2014 cycle is 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Those employees and retirees who fail to complete the HRA by the established deadline will be subjected to a biweekly insurance charge of $ 20.83 in fiscal year 2015 in addition to their regular health insurance premium. (Please note this requirement is only for the active employees and retirees under 65 who are currently covered by Cigna and not their dependents.) Click HERE to download the form to help you collect the mandatory biometric information from your health care provider.
HRA Completion Deadline and Penalty To Be Addressed at Town Hall Meeting
The GESC Health Insurance Board announces a town hall meeting for the St. John community of VI Government employees – both actives and pre-65 retirees – to address the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) completion deadline and penalty. The St. John town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Legislature’s St. John Annex in Cruz Bay. Dates for the St. Thomas and St. Croix town hall meetings will be announced soon.
Persons with a disability requiring accommodation to participate in this town hall meeting are asked to contact Maureen Venzen at 340-514-6726 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting date. Please contact Ms. Venzen for any additional information.
Director Hermon delivers FY 2015 Budget Report today
Director Hermon will provide testimony at 9:00am today to the 30th Legislature's Finance Committee in support of the Governor's FY 2015 budget for the Division of Personnel. The report will highlight key accomplishments since 2007 and set the stage for continuing to move the Division forward as it transforms into a true Human Resources Partner. You can watch the presentation live at by clicking the link below or read the presenation which can be found on the Budget Tab below. If your on social media, follow the Division @USVIDOP
Director Receives Seven Seals Award
At the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Annual Employer Award and Recognition Dinner, which took place on June 28, 2014, Director Hermon was awarded the ESGR Seven Seals Award. The Seven Seals Award is bestowed in recognition of significant individuals or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,700 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis. Sixteen other individuals were recognized at this year’s ceremony.
Director Hermon accepted the award on behalf of the Office of the Governor and the Division of Personnel. He stated that, “This award is a testament to the commitment we have to our employees who have volunteered to preserve our freedoms and way of life, as members of the armed forces or reserves. I look forward to continuing to work with the ESGR, so that at next year’s annual award dinner, the Division of Personnel will be awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. That’s a goal we have set and it’s one we will achieve.”