January 2022 Newsletter
Happy New Year to you all & we hope you have had a nice break over the Christmas & New Year period!
Winter has arrived, and we would like to remind all the employees of the Policy for Town Office Closure During Emergencies & Town Office Closure Leave Guidelines.
What's New?
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA 1099-HC
All 1099-HC forms to eligible subscribers will be:
  • Posted online to your MyBlue account on January 31, 2022
  • Postmarked for mailing by January 31, 2022

If you haven't received a form by the first week of February 2022, and you can't access it on MyBlue, please call Member Service using the number on the front of your ID card (1-800-782-3675).

Please note that not all members will receive a 1099-HC form from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. You won't receive a form if you:
  • You're a subscriber younger than 18 years of age

If you still have questions about whether you're eligible or excluded, please refer to your tax advisor or the Massachusetts Department of Revenue or call 1-800-392-6089.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time (until October 31, 2022) as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency.

Borrowers may receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.

If you are new to PSLF and want some background about the program, please take time to visit the PSLF information page.

The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

To qualify for PSLF, you must

To ensure you’re on the right track, you should submit a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) & Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF) Certification & Application (PSLF Form). Please fill out the form and bring it to the HR office for a signature. Please do not send the form via email!

For more information, please visit this page.

Do you have space you would like to rent?
Please send the information to the Human Resources Department. We often become aware of housing needs for new and current employees. Thank you!
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, town offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th, 2022.
For the Town of Nantucket 2022 Holiday Calendar, click here.

To see personnel changes for December, check out:
If you wish to recommend projects or people for the Town of Nantucket monthly newsletter, please email Florencia at [email protected] or [email protected].
2021 Service Awards & Employee Appreciation
Dear Employees, it was a pleasure seeing you all right before the holidays! May the New Year bring us more wonderful opportunities to meet and collaborate!
Town Trivia
How many citizen warrant articles have been submitted for the 2022 ATM?

December Trivia! What year was the first Town of Nantucket Newsletter published? The correct answer is 2010! Read the first newsletter here.

National Clean Your Desk Day

Monday, January 10th is National Clean Your Desk Day

Prepare your workspace for the new year. A clean desk helps you focus and makes you feel good about your workspace!

And don’t forget to replace that old calendar hanging on the wall! :)
Recipe of the Month!
Delicious & Warming Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup
Tasty and beautiful in color, this soup is SO GOOD for you!
Quote of the Month

One day or day one. You decide.” 

- Unknown
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