PWCS Office of Benefits and Retirement Services

Tax Time – 1095-C Forms

As you collect your paperwork to prepare your 2020 tax return, you may be thinking about your 1095-C form for health insurance information.  If you had health insurance coverage through PWCS for at least one month in 2020, you will be receiving a 1095-C from our office. These forms are not required to file your tax return, but are important to keep with your tax paperwork. The 1095-C forms will be sent out to the mailing address on file with PWCS via US mail, postmarked by March 2. After March 2, you may request a copy of your 1095-C in writing via email to Benefits@pwcs.edu or via US mail to PWCS Office of Benefits, PO Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108. Please allow 30 days for delivery of the additional copy. If you have questions about your form, you may email Benefits@pwcs.edu or call 703.791.8568.

Visit the COVID-19 Resources page for assistance with all of your concerns and questions.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 website for the latest information.

Vaccine update 

PWCS is working with the Prince William Health District, INOVA, and Novant UVA Health System to begin offering vaccines to employees as soon as possible. As appointments for vaccinations become available, they will be offered to employees based on their  position. PWCS continues to work with the Prince William Health District, INOVA, Novant UVA Health System, and Prince William County to expand offering the vaccine to all other employees as soon as possible. Further updates will be provided when available. 

Know that this is a very fluid process and that you will be contacted via your PWCS email address as soon as specific scheduling information is available. It is not PWCS practice to relay information to employees using personal email addresses. Please continue to check your PWCS email and monitor communications from our division.

For additional information, please visit the PWCS Vaccine webpage

For FAQs and references regarding the COVID Vaccine in pregnant and lactating women, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page. 

Visit Alex to Learn about your Benefits 

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Check out the PWCS Benefits Guide

Log into PWCS Employee Self Service when you are ready to Enroll in Benefits!

 

Lincoln Financial Assistance

Need to speak with a Lincoln Financial Retirement Consultant? Click the link below to schedule a virtual appointment with your Lincoln RC 

 Virtual Lincoln RC Appointment Scheduler

Find the name of the Lincoln RC assigned to your work location


Learn More about Aflac

Pam Byers the Aflac agent for PWCS is hosting open time for anyone to join virtually and ask any questions about Aflac.  This could include: general Aflac questions,  product specific, how to file claims, "what policies am I currently enrolled in?", etc.

This will begin November 30 from 2:30 - 5 p.m. and will be held each Monday through February 22. 

Log in to the WebEx virtual meeting anytime from 2:30 - 5 p.m. No advanced registration required. 

For more information about this event, please email Pam Byers (email link) or 703-587-5201


Recording: “Are You Ready to Retire?”

This is a full-length recording of the “Are You Ready to Retire?” presentation offered initially on Monday, November 9. Designed for VRS Plan 1 and Plan 2 members, it will discuss retirement eligibility, purchase of prior service, and benefit payout options. It will also review additional benefits, such as defined contribution plans, life insurance, and the health insurance credit program.

View the recorded Webinar.  You will need to enter your contact information to view.

If you have any questions, or you would like to set up an individual appointment to review your retirement information, please contact: Stephanie Barkalow with VRS.

If you are planning retirement from PWCS, you may wish to contact Kristin Brittigan in the PWCS Benefits office to schedule an appointment to begin planning or prepare retirement paperwork.


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Click here to visit PWCS Alex Home page for the interactive Benefits Information and Orientation site.  Alex will take you on a journey through all of the PWCS benefits options and help you to choose the best benefits to meet your own individual needs. Alex covers health, dental and vision insurances, flexible spending account options and explains the Virginia Retirement System and our supplemental retirement plans with Lincoln Financial. You do not ENROLL through Alex. Upon completion, Alex will direct you to the PWCS Employee Self Service page (ESS) to complete your enrollment! 

 

Try PerkSpot, the PWCS Employee Discount Program, and enjoy savings every day!

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PWCS welcomes you to Perkspot - our  Employee Discount Program. This program provides both local and national discounts. Start by Signing up or logging in at PWCS.Perkspot.com. Exclusive discounts from your favorite brands.

 

 

 

Tuition Reimbursement

Taking a Fall Class? Planning a spring semester class? 

The PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program may be able to help you.

Please visit the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Page for information on the program.

 

Key points to remember to make sure you receive the correct reimbursement:

  • You must submit your request at the beginning of your class, as soon after registration as possible. Paperwork will not be accepted for courses that have already ended.
  • Your course must be taken at an accredited university for university credits to be eligible.
  • Courses ending July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 will fall under the 2020-21 fiscal year.
  • You must submit ALL paperwork for approval - Form, Course Description and Proof of Payment. 
  • You must be a current active PWCS employee at the time of your class.
  • You must be a current active PWCS employee when you take a test.
  • You must submit your request BEFORE your course ends.

For any questions regarding the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program, please contact Jill Argueta at arguetjd@pwcs.edu.

Employee Assistance


 

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Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) understands the  demands and pressures associated with balancing work and personal life can be overwhelming. PWCS wants to be certain our employees are provided with the best possible support and services. ComPsych provides an Employee Assistance Program and work/life balance services for our employees and their immediate family members.

ComPsych Guidance Resources Brochure (English PDF)

ComPsych Guidance Resources Brochure (Spanish PDF)

We all need a support network from time to time. Your GuidanceResources program can help sort it out.  The program is provided free of charge and offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Call us today for confidential help.
Call 844.880.6915  TDD: 800.697.0353 

Register on the Guidance Resources website using Web ID PWCS. You can download the Guidance Resources app by clicking below.

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