You will find important information about your health and wellness benefits, and the tools you need to make decisions for you and your covered family members. Be sure to contact your department's benefits representative if you have questions.
Open enrollment runs Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 27, 2017. See the Open Enrollment web page for highlights, plan comparisons, benefits fairs, plan rates and letters. Be sure to make your 2018 benefit changes and enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account by 5:00 pm on October 27 through Employee Self-Service. Please contact your departmentâ€™s benefits representative if you have questions.
Flu Shot Program:
Flu shot clinics are scheduled at multiple worksites in October and November. The vaccine is free for employees with Preventive, Kaiser Permanente or Local 77 Traditional medical coverage. Others may self-pay $30. To get a shot, select a clinic, present a completed consent form with your insurance information and your medical card. Read more about the influenza vaccine. City employees may also get a flu shot at a King County sponsored flu shot clinic.
October Wellness Newsletter:
Find City wellness and benefits programs and events as well as articles on living long and well means staying active; the flu and you; understanding metabolic syndrome; who needs the shingles vaccine; how not to go on a diet and wearable medical alert systems. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address. See the online edition for more health articles and tools.
Group Health Cooperative is Now Kaiser Permanente:
Kaiser Permanente acquired Group Health Cooperative in February, 2017. By the end of March, members will receive a welcome letter and a new medical card with the Kaiser Permanente logo and name. Your 2017 coverage and benefits will not change. If you have questions, please call Kaiser Permanente at 206-901-4636.
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If there is any discrepancy between the information contained on this site and insurance contracts, other legal documents or the terms of an authorized collective bargaining agreement, the contracts, legal documents and applicable collective bargaining agreements will govern