From the Desk of the President (November, 2015)
will be relatively short article for me this month – so much to do and not
enough time to get it accomplished (the story of all our lives!).
enrollment for health/dental/vision insurance and flexible spending: this will
take place November 9th to November 23rd. The Ad-vantage plans for
HealthPartners/Park Nicollet; HCMC and their clinics/NorthPoint; and
Fair-view/Health East/North Memorial will all remain in place along with the
Standard Insurance plan.
County will continue to offer the voluntary dental plan and will have a new
benefit for 2016 – a voluntary vision plan. You can also add or make changes
to the flexible spending account at this time. You can add or remove dependents
from your insurance during open enrollment if those changes need to be made.
Please read all of the information carefully and make any changes to your
benefits in the time set forth.
34 received a thank you from the AFSCME Council 5 Veteran’s Initiative for a
$1000.00 contribution we made. All the money contributed to this initiative is,
in turn, given to the five Minnesota VA facilities, all staffed by AFSCME
members. Those funds have been used to buy exercise equipment, take veterans on
fishing trips, etc. What better way to say thank you to our veterans than to
contribute to this fund? November 11th is Veteran’s Day. Please take time to
thanks the veterans in your life for giving of themselves and their lives to
protect us. And re-member to thank our Veteran Service Representatives for
providing such fantastic services to our Hennepin County veterans.
is also the time when we celebrate normal sleeping hours after the clock is set
back to standard time (yes!!!!) and Thanksgiving – hopefully with family and
friends. However you spend your time this month, enjoy each day.