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 5 through Friday, October 30, 2015. See the Open Enrollment web page for Highlights, Plan Comparisons, Benefits Fairs, Plan Rates, and letters. Be sure to make your 2016 benefit changes and re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account plan by 5:00 pm on October 30 through Employee Self-Service. Please contact your department's Benefits Representative if you have questions.
- Fall Flu Shot Program:
Flu shot clinics are scheduled at multiple worksites during October and November. It's free for employees with City of Seattle Preventive, Group Health, or Local 77 Traditional medical coverage. Others may pay $25. To get a shot, select a clinic, present a completed consent form 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.)
- Flex-Plan Services' Name Change: On September 20, Flex-Plan Services, the City's flexible spending account vendor, changed its name to Navia Benefit Solutions. There is no action on your part other than to be aware of the change. Any emails or web site visits to the old flex-plan domain (flex-plan.com) will be automatically re-routed to Navia Benefit (naviabenefits.com). Your user name and password and the phone number - 800-669-3539 - will NOT change. If you have questions about the name change, contact Navia Benefits at email@example.com or Central Benefits at Benefits.Unit@seattle.gov.
- Delta Dental of Washington Assigns New Member ID Numbers:
Delta Dental of Washington will assign randomly selected alternate identification numbers to covered members in place of Social Security numbers, to help ensure the privacy of your information. Starting September 17, 2015, all correspondence from Delta Dental of Washington will display your alternate identification number. Members will receive a letter by U.S. mail announcing the change and will include two copies of your new identification card. If you have questions about the change, please contact Delta Dental of Washington at (206) 522-2300.
October Wellness Newsletter:
Find City wellness and benefits programs and events; and articles on Open Enrollment; health on your plate; protecting your smile; breast cancer research; stopping germs cold; fruit and vegetable IQ; and trick or treating safety tips. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address. The online version has additional health tools and information.
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