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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Benefits Experts Answer Questions at Open Enrollment Meetings

Open Enrollment Oct 30

Get the information you’ll need to properly navigate the 2020 Open Enrollment process by attending a meeting. Starting Thursday, October 24, a series of four sessions are planned, with different times and locations you’re sure to find a meeting that suits your schedule.


Open Enrollment for active employees and pre-65 year old retirees runs Wednesday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 13 by 3 p.m.


  • Enhanced life insurance and disability benefits
    • OneAmerica will be our new life and disability carrier
    • The City continues to provide life insurance at no cost to employees
    • Life insurance benefit is 4 times your annual salary, maximum of $510,000
    • Reduction of life insurance begins at age 65, instead of age 50
    • Short-term disability benefit will be offered
    • During Open Enrollment 2020 ONLY, all full-time employees can increase life insurance WITHOUT a medical certificate; buy up to 1x/salary
  • Expanded $5 physician copay through Catalyst Health Network:  Village Health Partners is part of this network.
  • Expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • CompPsych becomes our new EAP carrier
    • Increase from 5 to 6 free visits per event
  • New specialty pharmacy tier
  • Slight increase to dental rates
  • Tobacco surcharge increases to $50 per month

Participation in Open Enrollment is MANDATORY to declare tobacco status, review elections and dependent eligibility, and elect flexible spending accounts.

More details about the Open Enrollment process along with an updated benefits guide is coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact the HR Benefits Team (972-941-7115).

Please post attached flyer for those without email.

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