Healthy Times

LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “January, 2016”

HR Hotspot: 2015 tax information

Our Human Resources department has launched a new Healthy Times feature to provide updates on information employees can use on various HR issues. Be sure to watch for “HR Hotspot” on here!

• 2015 W2s

It’s that time of year! We have all began in one way or another to prepare in filing 2015 taxes. HR has been expeditiously working to wrap up on year end reports in preparation to deliver W2s to employees. We anticipate W2s to arrive at LFCHD and be delivered to department supervisors by the end of this week. They should also be available on ECI, under the Compensation tab, by then as well.

• 1095-C

1. What is this Form 1095?
The 1095 is a new tax form that is sent to you by your company that includes information about your healthcare insurance coverage. Almost all employees will get this. It serves as a “proof of insurance statement” that shows the IRS that you have health insurance coverage through your company. You’ll take information from it to use in your tax filing, similar to how you take information from your W-2 form and transfer it to your tax forms.

You can see what the 1095-C (there are three versions: A, B and C. C is used by companies with 50 or more employees) looks like here!

2. Why am I even getting a 1095 form?
You’re getting it because it’s required that you receive it as part of the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.

3. When will I be getting my 1095?
You should receive your 1095 form by the end of February.

4. What do I do with it?
As mentioned in the previous question, your 1095 will contain information that you will transfer to your 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax form. You do not need to submit the 1095 form with your 1040. In fact, most people will only have to check a box on their 1040s stating that they (and their dependents if applicable) were covered by their company for the year.

5. Where can I get more information about the 1095?
You can find more 1095 information here on the IRS website.

Safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

In cold weather, fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly, but they also pose major threats! Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers, or cars left running in garages. At its worst, carbon monoxide can cause severe side effects or even death. Please check out these tips to help stay safe this winter!

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Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Emily Ginter
Emily Ginter,
Community Health Assistant, stand by

Thank you!

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The following was sent to the Employee Association from Anita Spreitzer with Woodstock Animal Foundation in regards to this year’s Winter Event:

“Thank you so much for having us — t was great fun and we received so many nice things. Butch was exhausted and so was Beauty. We hope they get adopted tomorrow from someone that saw them today. Thank you — YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!”

EA debuts new healthy vending machines; survey winner announced!

The Employee Association unveiled healthy new vending machines yesterday, complete with a taste-testing of various items for employees. The grand opening also included a survey about the new options, with each participant entered into a drawing for a $25 Kroger gift card. The winner was Becky Lynn!

The information from the surveys will be used to stock the machines based on what staff would like. The Employee Association is open to suggestions – anyone with ideas/concerns should contact Melissa Smith or Tara Mason.

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Brittany Anstaett
Brittany Anstaett,
WIC Nutritionist.

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Molly Roberts
Molly J. Roberts
Coordinator Epidemiology

Jayne Kendle
Jayne E. Kendle
Nurse Specialist

Carrie Griggs
Carrie J. Griggs
Family Support Specialist

Safety Committee hosts training

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All staff is invited to attend a presentation by Officer Purdy with the Kentucky State Police on Thursday, January 28 from 8-9 AM in Conference Room C.

Presentation Topics:

  • De-escalating combative clients (addressing a combative individual, terroristic threat, individual ‘under the influence’, etc.).
  • Dealing with difficult clients.
  • Dealing with an Active Shooter situation (how to safely shelter when evacuating the building).

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