Dear Eligible Employee,
It is time for eligible employees to enroll in the 2017 Medical Reimbursement (Flexible Spending Account) and Dependent Care Accounts. New for 2017-Medical Reimbursement has increased to $2,600.
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE FLEX SPENDING AND DEPENDENT CARE ACCOUNTS FOR THE 2017 CALENDAR YEAR WILL BE
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2016.
To enroll in the 2017 Flex Plan/Dependent Care you MUST enroll through the BRI Websitehttps://www.benefitresource.com/. If you supplied a valid email address you should have already received an email from BRI “How to Enroll in your Beniveral FSA”. The BRI email will contain “How to Enroll…” instructions to be done directly on the BRI website. If you have not already logged on, you must do so in order to manage your 2016 account, as well as receive important email alerts. You will need to know the following to log in for the first time:
BRI web-address: https://www.benefitresource.com/
Company Code: WSBOCES
9 digit employee ID: 5 digit school ID: 54385 plus the last four digits of your SS# (no spaces or dashes)
Password: default 5-digit zip code
The $500 Rollover on Medical Reimbursement will be available again. However, any 2016 funds rolling over into 2017 will have a limitation. If a participate does not re-enroll for the 2017 plan year, those 2016 funds will be available only through December 31, 2017.
1.Current participants will not receive new cards and should keep their cards.
2.We suggest you enroll online prior to November 30, 2016
New Participants not currently enrolled during 2016 should open the attached file titled 2017 Flex Benefit Election Form-NEW ENROLLMENT ONLY and follow the instructions. I have also attached a FSA enrollment brochure to help answer any questions for new enrollees. To ensure your enrollment is processed on time please submit the 2017 Election form to thePAYROLL DEPARTMENT no later than
Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
The deadline for enrollment in the Flex Plan/Dependent care is a firm deadline implemented by WSBOCES. If you do not enroll within the aforementioned time frame you will not be eligible to enroll until the following open enrollment period.
National PTA Program on How Parents and School Communities Can Help Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying
National PTA Program
How Parents and School Communities Can Help Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying
When: Thursday, Nov. 17
Time for webinar in Spanish: 1 p.m. EST—
Time for webinar in English: 7 p.m. EST--
Bullying and cyberbullying can negatively impact the learning environment of all students. Parents, school staff and other caring adults can have a vital role in preventing bullying and cyberbullying.
Join this virtual event to learn more about this important issue and how parents, students and school community can respond to bullying and cyberbullying situations and address them appropriately.
To register, here is website:
Join us at Mulcahy's Pub in Wantagh this Saturday for a fundraiser to benefit Rich Anderson's family. See the attached flyer for more details and please spread the word.
Open enrollment for health insurance has changed and will not begin until November 1, 2016.
The new 2017 Opt-out/ACA waiver form which must be used, will be made available on the district website onNovember 1, 2016 (the beginning of open enrollment).
Hard copies will be made available in the buildings main office.
If you have already submitted an Opt-out/ACA waiver form for the upcoming 2016 open enrollment period, you will need to complete the new 2017 opt-out/ACA Waiver once it is released at open enrollment.
TO: Local Presidents
FROM: Matt Jacobs, Regional Staff Dir.
DATE: October 24, 2016
RE: ELT New Recruits 2016-17
Because of increasing demand for their courses, the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (ELT) is looking for new instructors. No doubt you have many highly skilled, successful educators in your local who would be excellent instructor candidates.
The attached letter describes the qualifications ELT is looking for in their instructors and how candidates can apply to join the ELT faculty.
Please share this letter with educators in your local that you think would meet the ELT's criteria.
Congratulations to all of our walkers who participated in the Jones Beach 5K Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk! You are an inspiration to all of us!
Please take a moment over the next day or two to collect all donations. These donations can be sent to Kim Black at the BMUST Union office. Checks should be payable to The American Cancer Society."
Remember, you can also visit our team page at the Making Strides website to donate online: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/BMUST
Once again, thank you for your generous service to this important event.
BMUST Public Relations
Please join us for the Breast Cancer Walk. See the attached reminder for details.
REMINDER: Please see the attached flyer for our upcoming Welcome Back Party.
Join us at Mulcahy's Pub in Wantagh for a fundraiser to benefit Rich Anderson's family. See the attached flyer for more details and please spread the word.