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Allan Kujala, IPMA-CP, CLRP, CGBA - Director

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HR Current News

DVHT adds VBA Vision to County's health plan design :

Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT), which replaces Highmark as Kent County’s health insurance program administrator using the Aetna provider network effective July 1, 2018, has added Vision Benefits ... (Read more)

Be Safe this Summer by knowing the Heat stress Warning Signs! :

Many Kent County employees work outside regularly and that can be hazardous if weather conditions become extreme. The fact is extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On av... (Read more)

Save your spot with a 457 Deferred Comp Advisor on June 6 :

With the new Fiscal Year and annual raises just around the corner, now is a good time to become educated about the importance of saving for the future. If you dream of retirement, what you do now... (Read more)

Dress for Summer with Eye toward County Guidelines! :

With several days of 90 degree temperatures already in May, many Kent County employees are looking forward to summer and adjusting their work wardrobe as temperatures soar - but don’t go too far. ... (Read more)

Open Enrollment ends May 18-make your insurance changes ASAP :

Open Enrollment (April 30-May 18, 2018) is the only time employees and eligible retirees can make changes to health and dental insurance coverages without a “qualifying event”. Any changes would be ef... (Read more)

Levy Court adopts FY2019 Budget with 2% COLA for Employees :

Levy Court Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 budget following a public hearing on May 8, 2018 concluding an annual process that begins each September with departmental budget request submissi... (Read more)

2018 Pension Statements: Can You $urvive Retirement? :

Will your County pension support you in your senior years? It is a question most of us don’t ask until it is too late. According to experts, many Americans struggle to make ends meet while trying ... (Read more)

Don't put off wellness until July 1, DVHT looks back 90 days! :

A major feature of the new Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT) health insurance program offered to Kent County employees and retirees beginning July 1, 2018 is the exceptional wellness benefits progra... (Read more)

Open Enrollment & DVHT (Aetna) Info Meetings Scheduled :

Open enrollment is available for eligible Kent County employees, retirees, and former employees/dependents with COBRA benefits from April 30 – May 18, 2018. Open enrollment is the only time eligible ... (Read more)

Levy Court sets health/dental cost share rates for FY2019 :

On April 10, 2018 Levy Court formally selected three employee & retiree health insurance plan designs offered by Delaware Valley Health Trust (Aetna), which will replace current insurer - Highmark Blu... (Read more)

FY19 Draft Budget includes Benefit & Compensation Adjustments :

The annual budget process, which begins in September with departmental budget request submission, came to a close on April 3, 2018 as Levy Court put the final touches on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget do... (Read more)

Commissioners Mull Health & Dental Cost Share Premiums :

In late March, Levy Court directed staff to incorporate costs associated with the Delaware Valley Health Trust (Aetna) employee & retiree health insurance proposals into the proposed FY2019 budget, wh... (Read more)

Levy Court selects DVHT (Aetna) as County’s health insurer :

After carefully reviewing employee & retiree health insurance proposals submitted by the current insurer - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware and self-insured municipal cooperative Delaware Vall... (Read more)

Levy Court Prohibits Smoking near Building Entrances :

Levy Court approved an amendment to the Smoking Policy (P-5-2) on March 27, 2018 which specifies that smoking at County owned facilities can only occur at the rear of the building away from public and... (Read more)

Annual Performance Evaluation Process Kicks Off in March! :

It’s that time of the year when supervisors break out the G.A.U.G.E. system handbook and begin preparation for the annual employee performance appraisal (evaluation) process. The comprehensive per... (Read more)

Employee Council elects 2018-19 officers; welcomes new member! :

The new term for Employee Council members got underway on March 1, 2018 following the uncontested February election and selected its leadership for the upcoming year. The group re-elected KRIS CON... (Read more)

Listen to that inner voice to avoid ethics violations! :

By now, almost all Kent County employees should have had an opportunity to view the Workplace Ethics training video initiated in October 2017 and thereafter forwarded to the various work sites. Employ... (Read more)

Retirement Workshop offers insight on Pension plan & 457 :

Vested Kent County employees contemplating retirement in the next year or so recently attended a workshop offering step-by-step instructions on when to request pension benefits, how to estimate the be... (Read more)

Avoid a Pain in the Back with better lifting techniques! :

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers experience back injuries each year. Approximately one fourth of all workers compensation indemnity claims are a result of bac... (Read more)

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