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UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS
When your address changes remember to notify the District Office, your insurance carriers and your retirement system.  Forms are available to update the retirement system from the District Office.  You can update your telephone number and address on the BC/BS website or by calling customer service.
 
TEACHER CERTIFICATION CONTACT INFORMATION - NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
You may contact the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for questions regarding certification (requirements, evaluations, status, etc.) by calling 518-474-3901 or sending an email to tcert@mail.nysed.gov. You can also visit their website through the following link:http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ospra/.

REMEMBER TO UPDATE NAME, ADDRESS and EMAIL THROUGH YOUR TEACH ACCOUNT

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide employees with information regarding the Health Insurance Exchanges.  The Exchange, which is now referred to as the Health Insurance Marketplace will provide health insurance coverage effective January 2014.  
Health Insurance Marketplace Notice
 
NYS Deferred Compensation - 457
OCS participates in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan, commonly known as a 457 Plan.  Enrollment packets are available in the District Office.  Visit their website for additional information www.nysdcpcom
The OCS Plan number is:  212281
On the enrollment form you will be asked for the state agency code - in that spot put "not a state agency".  If you leave it blank, the form will be returned.  The enrollment form can be mailed directly to the address on the form.  Once your account is set up, they will notify the District to begin taking deductions.
 
403(b) TSA UNIVERSAL AVAILABILITY NOTICE
School employees have the opportunity to save for retirement by participating in the Onondaga Central School District's 403(b) plan.  A Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) is an investment account that is set aside for your retirement (only), and is paid for with "pre-tax" dollars through payroll.  Click on the link above to see the complete notice.
VISION INSURANCE - DAVIS VISION DIRECT
CLIENT CODE:  4936
Using your benefits is easy!  Just log onto the Member site at davisvision.com and click "Find a Provider," or call us at 1-888-790-9910.
 
BC/BS Pharmacies 
The following pharmacies are the only pharmacies in our service area that BC/BS considers eligible for the pharmacist administered flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines coverage.  Also, benefits will be provided for the shingles vaccine for members age 60 and older.
 
•             Rite Aid Pharmacy
•             Mollen Immunization Clinics: Mollen offers flu clinics inside many Walmart, Sam's Clubs and Peebles stores. 
•             Bartel’s Pharmacy (Utica region)  
•             Hannaford Brothers Pharmacy (Utica region)  
•             Brewerton Pharmacy (Syracuse region)  
•             Target Pharmacy 
•             CVS Pharmacy 
 
Participating primary care physicians are also medical providers for covered vaccines. 
 

RETIREMENT SYSTEM BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION 
BE SURE YOUR BENEFICIARY INFORMATION IS UP-TO-DATE WITH THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Your beneficiary may be entitled to a death benefit if you die before you retire and you are in active service.  Your contributions may also be payable to your beneficiary.  Be sure your beneficiary information is up-to-date, and your family or beneficiary knows to contact the Retirement System.
Also, make sure your correct address is on file with the retirement system.
 
MEDICAID DISCLOSURE NOTICE
Any employee who believes that any practice or billing procedure related to Medicaid reimbursement of School or Preschool Supportive Health Services is inappropriate, may send information concerning such practice or billing procedure in writing to the State Compliance Officer by US mail, courier service, email or facsimile transmission (fax).  Disclosures may be made anonymously.  Please note that review and follow up will not be undertaken with respect to oral disclosures.  
 
Rose Firestein, Compliance Officer
New York State Department of Health
Office of General Counsel
90 Church Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Telephone:  212-417-4393
Fax:  212-417-4392
Ref01@health.state.ny.us
 
 
 
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Rob Price, Superintendent of Schools
4466 South Onondaga Road | Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone 315.552.5000