A Season Trip 2
The G/A came in a little early and a little light Monday morning. They were towing the Ocean Leader in for a quick repair. The weather was rough. They left Dutch Harbor this morning at 10:30 and had fish on shortly thereafter. The weather looks better this trip.
The January Advances will go out on February 6th. Having only a partial trip finished the advances will be based on a % of each crewmember's share, as we have done in prior years. Remaining advances will be based on finished trips, as per usual.
The 2017 W-2s and 1095-c forms will be mailed out by 1/31/18. You should be receiving them soon, or you can access them by logging on to your PAYCHEX.com account.
Hiring for Galley and Engineering
Golden Alaska is currently looking for a few good people for the Engineering Department and the Galley. Experienced only please.
Insurance Open Enrollment July 1
Open enrollment for the employer subsidized insurance through Golden Alaska Seafoods on 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 5/1/17 - 4/31/18. 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 and choose the best plan for you. You are allowed to cancel your premium at any time.