Benefits Plan Information
Benefits Plan Information
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.
- New Form 1095-C: Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals who did not maintain medical insurance coverage in 2015 may be subject to a tax penalty. On the “Health care: individual responsibility” line of your federal income tax form, you will need to indicate whether you had “Full-year coverage” in 2015.
To document your monthly medical coverage, the City will provide a new IRS income tax form, Form 1095-C, that shows the months in 2015 the City offered and provided medical coverage to you and your dependents. The Form will be mailed on March 31, 2016. The City will also report this information to the IRS. (Firefighters in Local 27 will receive an additional Form 1095 for medical coverage offered through the HealthCare Trust.)
ADP, the vendor creating these new Forms for the City, has informed the City that some Forms may be incorrect for some individuals who changed medical coverage for themselves or a dependent during 2015. In these instances, the Form may not correctly show coverage months. Incorrect Forms will be replaced in the next few weeks. If you have questions on how to fill out your federal income tax form after carefully reviewing your Form 1095-C, please contact a tax advisor.
If you already know you had coverage for all of 2015, you may be able to file your federal income tax return without your Form 1095-C. Do not include the Form 1095-C when you file your tax return; save it with your other tax documents. For answers to frequently asked questions about Form 1095-C, see the FAQs.Horizon Health EAP's Name Change: Horizon Health EAP, the City of Seattle's Employee Assistance Program provider, changed its name to Resources for Living on December 1, 2015. The web site is now www.resourcesforliving.com. Your user name (city of seattle) and password (city of seattle) and the phone number have not changed. Your EAP benefits are also unchanged. Questions? Call Resources for Living at 1-888-272-7252 or email Central Benefits at Benefits.Unit@seattle.gov.
May Wellness Newsletter: Find City wellness and benefits programs and events; and articles on mobile health apps; sunglasses and eye health; staying flexible at work; insect bites; clearing your head; and new dietary guidelines. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address. The online version has additional articles and health tools.
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Have benefits questions? Need to make a change? Contact your department's benefits representative.
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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