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Tuesday, September 3rd is OPENING DAY!

July 14th, 2013 Comments off
Dear colleagues,
Charley and I met with Asst. Superintendent Chris Montini on Friday, June 28th to discuss the schedule for Opening Day.
Keeping it simple the following is an e-mail that I received from Chris.
Tuesday, Sep. 3 (the first day of school for teachers) will be a four hour work day.  We are still in the process of planning the day. An agenda for the day’s events will be forthcoming.
Thanks for your patience as this issue was being resolved.
Have a great summer.

Upcoming Insurance Coverage Meetings (coverage to change 1/1/13)

February 23rd, 2012 Comments off
For Teachers Only!
In order to prepare for the upcoming changes to your health insurance coverage, effective 1/1/13, I have scheduled the following insurance benefit meetings:
3/12 – 3pm at Naugatuck High School
3/13 – 4pm at City Hill Middle School
3/27 – 4pm at City Hill Middle School
It is extremely important that you plan on attending one of these sessions.  All the information you need will be provided to make this transition as smooth as possible.
If there are any questions, please contact Melissa Mascotte.

2012 Insurance Waiver – Deadline January 31, 2012

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

Insurance Waiver Letter 2012

The Insurance Waiver for 2012 must be completed and to Tuttle by 1/31/12

 

IMPORTANT CORRECTION – NTL Sick Bank 2011-2012 – Application Deadline September 30, 2011

September 26th, 2011 Comments off

ANY TEACHER WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2011-2012 SICK BANK MUST DONATE A SICK DAY FOR THIS YEAR.

This information is a CORRECTION as we now have clarification that IF YOU DONATED A SICK DAY LAST YEAR (2010-2011), IT DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD THIS YEAR’S SICK BANK.

Click here to download an application and agreement form: “Sick Bank Information and Forms”.

Please give your form to your Building Representative today (September 30th) and inform your colleagues.

We will be working to further clarify contract language in this matter.

Thank you for your prompt attention!

 

 

Longevity, Insurance Waiver and Deferred Pay – December 2011 Pay Checks

September 22nd, 2011 Comments off

LONGEVITY – December 2nd
Included in the first paycheck on December 2nd, 2011 will be the longevity payment for those members qualifying for longevity.

HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER – December 16th
Included in the second paycheck on December 16th, 2011 will be the insurance waiver payment for those members who opted out of the District insurance

DEFERRED PAYMENT – December 29th
Lastly in the third paycheck on December, 29th, 2011 will be the deferred pay for those members who were employed during the 2009-2010 school year and loaned the District one day of pay.

2011 Insurance Waiver Form and Open Enrollment – October 2nd Deadline

August 21st, 2011 Comments off

The district went to fully ensured as of July 1st. This means that they have a contract with CIGNA who will be covering the claims rather than the BOE.

For those employees who have elected or will elect to waive heath insurance coverage, please send the following form Insurance Waiver Letter to the BOE at the Tuttle Building attention Melissa Masicotte asap.

If you are looking for the open enrollment period, it is scheduled to be held during the later part of October. Check back here for more information and dates and email Melissa if you have specific questions.

Change in Connecticut State Tax Tables and Withholding For 2011

August 4th, 2011 Comments off

Lynn Poirier emailed information about the changes to Connecticut taxes and withholdings and here is her note and attachment (changed to a PDF)  - with an email address at the end to reference if you have specific questions.

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The Department of Revenue Services has issued the following:

Revised Withholding Tax Tables and Withholding Calculation Rules:

Employers are required to adjust the withholding amount for the remainder of the 2011 taxable year to reflect the new income tax rates

The withholding tax tables have been revised to reflect the new rates, the 3% phase out provision, and a catch-up withholding amount. The revised withholding tables are effective August 1, 2011. The 2011 withholding tables were revised to reflect the additional income tax rates and the 3% phase-out provision for the remainder of the year. They also include a catch-up amount to make up for the withholding tax for the first seven months of 2011 in which withholding tax was calculated at the rates in effect prior to the new legislation. The catch-up amount was spread out for the remainder of the year beginning on August 1, 2011. The IP 2011 (attached) goes into more detail regarding the changes.

In some cases this tax change can result in a significant increase in your deduction for Connecticut State Taxes for the remaining pay periods of 2011. If you wish you can file a new CT-4 withholding form to change your deduction for the remainder of 2011, but prior to doing this you should carefully calculate what your CT State Tax obligation would be for 2011 prior to making the change.

The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has posted the revised withholding tables and revised withholding rules on its website. http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?A=1510&Q=480028. You can cut or copy and paste this website to your browser to review the changes and calculate your Connecticut State Tax Amount for 2011

Lynn Poirier
Account Specialist I – Payroll
Naugatuck BOE
203-720-5265
poirierl@naugy.net

Cigna Mail Order Prescriptions Subject to 2 Co-Pays as of 2/1/11

February 22nd, 2011 Comments off

According to the district, mail order prescription copays have been processing incorrectly. According to the NTL contract, 90 day mail order prescriptions requests are subject to two copays, not one. Anthem had this benefit loaded incorrectly intheir system and was subsequently copied incorrectly to Cigna’s benefit file.

This change has been corrected and implemented with Cigna effective 2/1/11. Neither Anthem or Cigna will be retroactively processing claims previous paid incorrectly.

Insurance Web Page For Naugatuck Teachers

February 8th, 2011 Comments off

The following is a web page specifically for Naugatuck Teachers

https://www.employeebenefitswebsite.com/wbd/broker/kanegroupinc/

Login: naugatuckt
Password: benefits

In addition, here is a PDF of more information.

Cancelled School Days & The 2010-2011 School Year

February 1st, 2011 Comments off

With all of the snow days we have been experiencing this winter, many NTL members have asked about the calendar – specifically the extension of the school year and the elimination of Spring Break.

“Cancelled School Days” are made up by extending the school year after the tentative last scheduled day in June. If more than 15 days are needed, additional days will be made up by using Spring Break days beginning with April 29th, 28th etc.

You may recall the email requesting an NTL teacher volunteer for the calendar committee a few months ago. The NTL does have a member on the calendar committee and is always looking for member suggestions and comments. If you have additional questions or input into the calendar for next year, please talk to your building rep or email George Macary.