Final Trip of B 2017!
The Golden Alaska is on their last trip of the season. It is just a partial trip and they should be offloading it this weekend and heading for Seattle by Sunday. We hope to see them at the dock in Ballard by Friday, Sept 8th!
The draw checks for August will go out on 8/31. These draws will be for Trips B-5 thru B-10 of 2017. The final settlement checks will take a little longer than usual this year so we are trying to get you as much as possible for this draw. Final settlements will not be out until October 10th, 2017.
August 31st is the last day to make any changes to your insurance plan.
1095 Health Care Tax Form
You should have received a form from Premera regarding your Employer sponsored health care coverage from January 2016 – June 2016. You will also receive an additional form for the remainder of the year, July 2016 – December 2016, from GASLLC in the coming months. Please note that you do not need these forms to file your taxes for 2016, but it is your responsibility to hold onto these forms if later requested. For more information please go to:
All crew members nust have a working E-mail address. This is now a mandatory requirement. You can now log in to Paychex to check your paystubs and W-2s from the last 4 years or make address changes. To learn how just ask Tammy or Teri or e-mail Payroll@goldenalaska.com.
Insurance Open Enrollment July 1
Open enrollment for the employer subsidized insurance through Golden Alaska Seafoods will be July 1st. Qualified employees who average at least 30 hours/week, or 1560 hours in 2015 are eligible for subsidized coverage. The employee cost of the premiums (25% of the total cost) are deducted quarterly from draws and settlement checks. They are paid through Golden Alaska's 125 Plan to keep costs low, therefor the premiums are not tax deductible. You will receive documentation of coverage in February.
Golden Alaska will be changing our Open Enrollment period to July 1st beginning this year. The measurement period for qualification will become 5/1 - 4/31/16. If you worked apprx 12 - 13 trips in this time frame you should qualify for coverage. If you qualify for Golden Alaska insurance in June but you've already purchased insurance through the Marketplace you can price both choose the best plan for you. You are allowed to cancel your premium at any time.