Dillon Cook has been hired as a Dispatcher in the Police Department, his first day was August 4th. Please welcome Dillon to the City of Nacogdoches family when you see him!Jacob Rodriguez has been hired as a Animal Control Officer in the Animal Services Department, his first day was July 28th. Please welcome Jacob to the City of Nacogdoches family when you see him!Shane Reynolds has been hired as a Part-time Museum Assistant in the Historic Sites Department, his first day was July 20th. Please welcome Shane to the City of Nacogdoches family when you see him!
In the Works....
Dell Discounts for Employees
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Have you signed up with MDLIVE yet???...It’s a great benefit and free to full-time employees!
Virtual visits allow you to access an MDLIVE doctor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This may happen by online video, mobile app or phone. MDLIVE doctors offer non-emergency care and send prescriptions to a nearby pharmacy for many common medical conditions. MDLIVE Doctors or therapists can help treat the following conditions and more: Allergies, Asthma, Nausea, Sinus Infections, Cold/flu, Ear problems, Pinkeye, Anxiety/depression…etc. Call 1 (800) 400-6354 from anywhere at anytime or Click Here for more information.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is an online or over the phone consultation resource the City provides to all full-time employees with up to 3 free assessments/counseling sessions per year. Employees and their family members can call the program, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for completely confidential support, information, and assistance. This service is available in English and Spanish. For information regarding the City’s EAP program, please CLICK HERE.
From a personal crisis, to parenting questions, career matters to alcohol and drug concerns: the EAP has Client Care Representatives who are trained to connect you with the help you need. To visit their website and create an account, CLICK HERE. To create an account, search City of Nacogdoches in the organization search bar and follow the online instructions.
There are multiple ways to use the EAP. You can go online or call the toll free number (888-628-4824).
2020-2021 Benefits Open Enrollment
The 2020-2021 Benefits Open Enrollment will be August 17th-August 28th. Employees MUST go online to elect and/or decline benefits. The 2020-2021 Benefits Guide can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Instructions for the online open enrollment are on page 34 of the guide. You can access the online benefit portal by CLICKING HERE. The online benefit portal for open enrollment will not be accessible until Monday, August 17. Everyone's password will be reset. If you have any trouble logging in, please give HR a call.
All benefit elections must be submitted online by 8/28/2020 at 5:00 PM.
Employee Dental insurance is being offered this year as a FREE benefit to employees. We encourage all employees to take advantage of this additional free City benefit.
There are no changes to plan design and premiums for health insurance and ancillary benefits. Dental insurance is now through BlueCross BlueShield. Vision insurance is still with Lincoln through the Spectera network.
We have cloth and disposable face mask for employees. Please contact HR if you are in need of a face mask.
Employees are required to wear simple face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Please keep in mind that it is important to wear and handle all face coverings correctly. Please refer to the guides below for proper use.
**Employee Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment Waived **
The City has temporarily waived member cost-sharing, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, related to treatment for COVID-19 for employees and their dependents on the City’s health insurance. The waiver applies to costs associated with COVID-19 treatment at in-network facilities and treatment for out-of-network emergencies.
COVID-19 treatment cost-sharing will be waived for dates of service from April 1 through August 31, 2020. This date is subject to extension as circumstances warrant. We will inform you in the event this date is extended.
We hope that you and your family are doing well and staying safe. We thank each of you for all that you do for the City everyday, especially during this unprecedented time. We hope the waived cost-sharing gives you one less thing to worry about during the COVID-19 situation if the need for treatment arises
**TEMPORARY TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE**
As you probably know, there are many doctor’s offices that are not seeing patients in the office currently and have moved to telemedicine only during due to COVID-19.
For employees on the City’s health insurance, the City will temporarily provide telemedicine coverage at no cost sharing (no co-pay) to employees for visits related to COVID-19 as well as visits for other illnesses, etc through July 31, 2020. This temporary benefit is in addition to MDLIVE.
Please make sure you are asking your Doctor if they will do a telemedicine/telehealth visit, in order to take advantage of this option.
To ensure your medical services are In-Network, always check to see if your doctor or hospital is in the BCBSTX Network and is using In-Network providers for outsourced services, such as lab services, radiology tests, anesthesiology, etc. You can verify this information by calling a Customer Advocate at the toll-free number on the back of your BCBSTX member ID card or you may visit the BCBSTX website by CLICKING HERE.