401K Blackout Notice Update

As many of you may be aware Flagger Force has decided to consolidate our 401K plan with American Funds and our prevailing wage plan with The Contractors Plan into one plan with PenServ.  By combining our prevailing wage and the standard 401K plans into one account we were able to significantly lower the fees and service charges for all employees as well as greatly improve our investment options. In addition to lower plan costs and improved investment options, employees will be able to receive more in depth investment assistance from our 3rd party administrators at Northeast Financial Group.

 

The Blackout Period that did not allow for changes to your account while your funds were being transferred has ended.  See the below notice for more information about the end of the Blackout Period. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Diver in the Human Resources Department at 1-888-312-3524.

 

The American Worker Plan Open Enrollment and New Benefit Addition

 

February 1st to February 28th is the open enrollment period for The American Worker health insurance plan.  To be eligible for The American Worker plan you must be employed with Flagger Force for no less than 90 days. If you have previously turned down coverage but have now decided you would like to enroll now is the time to enroll.  If you decline, you will need to wait for the next open enrollment period which will not be until next year!

 

 

Eligible employees should expect to receive a benefits guide and enrollment packet from The American Worker Plan in the mail very soon. The American Worker plan is very affordable. The premium can be as low as $17.92 per week for a single person.  The coverage in this plan also satisfies the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act.

 

 

Enrollment is very simple and is done directly through The American Worker Plan enrollment center.  If you have questions regarding the benefits being offered, contact the enrollment center and a representative will assist you.

 

 

 

Enrollment Center:  Call 1-877-626-3479 ext. 6302

 

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

 

Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST    

 

 

 

Also we wanted to let you know about an additional benefit that will be added to The American Worker Plan this year to all new and current subscribers.  Consult A Doctor 24/7 will provide you with 24 hour a day 7 day a week medical care advice by phone or online. This is a national network of licensed primary care physicians who are available at all times to diagnose common illness, recommend or refer you for further treatment and even prescribe medication if needed.

 

 

Using the Consult A Doctor 24/7 service is free of charge to all subscribers of The American Worker Plan.  Current subscribers will notice a small increase of $.92 per week but is could potentially save you hundreds of dollars in Doctor, emergency room or urgent care fees.

 

 

 

Remember if you would now like to elect coverage through The American Worker Plan February 28th 2014 is the deadline to do so!


January/February 2014 “In The Zone” Newsletter

Did you know that Employee Advocates are now in place in all markets to build better communications and relations with employees in the field? Check out the latest news from Flagger Force to find out more!

 

January/February Newsletter

 

 

 

In this issue, you’ll find:

  • Hands-on Training Essential for Success
  • Employee Advocate Positions
  • Safety Spirit Award
  • New Year’s Safe Driving Resolutions

Plus, our usual kudos section and other company information. Check it out!

 

All of the previous issues of In the Zone are available via previous blog posts. Sign up for a digital delivery of the newsletter by sending an email to subscribe@flaggerforce.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

401K Employee Web Access Registration Guide

As you may be aware Flagger Force has decided to consolidate our 401K plan with American Funds and our prevailing wage plan with The Contractors Plan into one plan with PenServ. Many factors were taken into account when making this decision, specifically how this change would benefit our employees. By combining our prevailing wage and the standard 401K plans into one account we were able to significantly lower the fees and service charges for all employees as well as greatly improve our investment options.

 

In addition to lower plan costs and improved investment options, employees will be able to register to use the PenServ website to monitor and view your account, change your investments, beneficiaries, etc.

 

To register follow the below steps to access your 401K web account:

 

  1. Go to www.penserv.com/login and click on the green FIRST TIME VISITOR tab.
  2. Enter the Plan Access Code: traf5678
  3. Enter your Social Security Number with no dashes
  4. Proceed to Welcome Screen
    - Create & enter the following information (see the guide below):
    - Username
    - Password
    - Password verification question & answer
    - Review personal information and correct it as needed.
    - Your personal e-mail address
  5. Enter Beneficiaries
  6. Elect or change current contribution amounts.
  7. Elect or change current investments.
  8. Review & confirm all information.

 

 

After successful registration you will be able to login using the username and password you set and take advantage of the following Online Features:

Participant Summary

  • Access recent transactions
  • View current contribution amounts per payroll
  • Read important messages

Contributions & Investment Election Changes

  • Change contribution and investment elections

Transfer Funds

  • Transfer funds between investments, rebalance your account, or schedule a recurring rebalance

Important Messages About Your Plan

  • Receive notifications from Flagger Force or PenServ

Transaction History

  • View transactions posted to your account

Web Requests

  • View any web changes made on your account

 

 

Problems, questions or concerns registering? Call the Human Resources Department at the Corporate Office.

 


 

401K Blackout Notice

We have important information to share with you in regards to changes in your 401K benefits.  Flagger Force has decided to consolidate our 401K plan with American Funds and our prevailing wage plan with The Contractors Plan into one plan with PenServ. Many factors were taken into account when making this decision, specifically how this change would benefit our employees. By combining our prevailing wage and the standard 401K plans into one account we were able to significantly lower the fees and service charges for all employees as well as greatly improve our investment options. In addition to lower plan costs and improved investment options, employees will be able to receive more in depth investment assistance from our 3rd party administrators at Northeast Financial Group.

 

This change will cause a Blackout Period while your funds are being transferred.  See the below notice for more information about the Blackout Period and how it will affect you. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Diver in the Human Resources Department at 1-888-312-3524.

 

 

Front Page Advice: York Daily Record | Flagger Force

Front Page Advice: York Daily Record | Flagger Force

 

If you’re a subscriber of the York Daily Record in York, PA, you might have seen a familiar face on the cover of today’s paper. Crew Leader Ernie Beck was featured as the front page story, providing his tips for keeping warm while working in cold temperatures.   Click the below link to read on and see the of video of Ernie.

York Daily Record | Flagger Force

 

 

November/December 2013 “In The Zone” Newsletter

Did you know that you can call 211 or visit www.211.org for confidential local aid information? Check out the latest news from Flagger Force to find out more!

 

November/December Newsletter

 

 

 

In this issue, you’ll find:

  • NEW! Custom-Designed Traffic Control Drawings 
  • Safe Backing Strategies
  • Safety Spirit Award
  • Take 1% of Today for a Safer Tomorrow

Plus, our usual kudos section and other company information. Check it out!

 

All of the previous issues of In the Zone are available via previous blog posts. Sign up for a digital delivery of the newsletter by sending an email to subscribe@flaggerforce.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

Attention Central PA Drivers!

If you are a frequent traveler on Route 238, the following information may affect your commute tomorrow.

 

According to a Lancaster Online article portions of Route 283 near the Hess gas station at Routes 283 and 741, through the Alcoa property to the Park City Center substation, may be closed for up to 20 minutes at a time tomorrow.

Crews will be stopping traffic in both directions to allow for power lines to be pulled across the highway according to PPL spokesman John Levitski.

 

Visit Lancaster Online to read more about the PPL upgrade project and tomorrows potential traffic delay.

Flagger Force HR Lends a Helping Hand!

On Friday October 18th 4 members of Flagger Force’s Human Resources team spent the day Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Harrisburg PA.

 

Ashley, Arlette, Rachel and Stephanie spent part of the day gathering donations of supplies and building materials from a warehouse and delivering them to ReStore Harrisburg.  ReStore, run by Habitat for Humanity and open to the public takes donations of all kinds of building supplies like cabinets, working appliances, paint, tools, ect. and sells them to the community at discounted prices.

 

After several trips to ReStore the team was off to aid in the construction of a home that will be given to a family in need in the Harrisburg area.  Ashley and Arlette helped with spackling in an upstairs bedroom.  Meanwhile, downstairs, Rachel and Stephanie assisted in hanging drywall in a different bedroom.

 

Our HR team volunteered as a form of team-building community service. If you’d like to volunteer with Habitat call 1-800-HABITAT or visit http://www.habitat.org/getinv to find your local Habitat for Humanity location.

 

Thank you to Habitat for sharing these great photos of the day!

 

Stephanie loading a donated cabinet to take to ReStore.

 

Ashley patiently waits her turn to load some insulation.

Stephanie gets a helping hand from a Habitat Representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley, Stephanie, and Rachel help ReStore staff unload a truck full of donations.

The team gets instructions from a Habitat team member.

Arlette and Ashley receive spackling lessons from a Habitat team member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley and Arlette hard at work making sure all the drywall seams are covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie ensures a straight edge on a sheet of drywall.

 

Hanging drywall requires teamwork – great job Rachel and Stephanie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Ashley, Arlette, Rachel and Stephanie for volunteering your time!