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.

- Weight Watchers Rate Increase
Regular City employees and their adult dependents with health benefits are eligible for City savings with Weight Watchers. The employee's share of the rate is going up slightly on August 1, 2015. The monthly fee for Monthly Pass and Weight Watchers for Diabetes will increase from $17.17 per month to $18.25 per month. The Online subscription will increase from $7.57 per month to $8.05 per month. If you have questions about your Weight Watchers account, please contact Customer Care team, or call Weight Watchers at 1-866-204-2885. We wish you success reaching and maintaining your healthy weight goal!

Paid Parental Leave:
The City of Seattle is pleased to announce that effective May 17, 2015, eligible City employees may receive up to four weeks (160 hours) paid leave to bond with their new child. To be eligible, an employee must have worked for the City of Seattle for at least six months and have experienced a qualifying event. The leave must be taken within 12 months of the child's birth or placement for adoption or foster care.

Please visit the City's Paid Parental Leave Program web page for more information and how to apply. Contact your department's Human Resources representative or Shauna Fitzner at if you have additional questions. Shauna is available to answer any questions on this or other employee leave programs.

Dependent Eligibility Verification Process:
Employees who add dependents to City benefits as a new employee, during Open Enrollment, or because of a life event (marriage, formation of a domestic partnership, or a child through birth, adoption, legal guardianship or a Qualified Medical Child Support Order) will be contacted by Aon Hewitt requesting documentation to keep dependents on City health care plans. Visit the City's Dependent Eligibility Verification web page for more information.

August Wellness Newsletter:  Find City wellness and benefits programs and events; exercise help online; leaving work on the job; better family nutrition; staying safe with the walking school bus; and vaccinations. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address.

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Curious about how health care reform affects City medical plans?

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Looking for a benefits or wellness class or webinar?

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Have benefits questions? Need to make a change? Contact your department's benefits representative.

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Need info about:

web search icon2015 Employee Benefits at a Glance
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web search icon2015 Most Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2015 SPOG Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2015 Local 77 Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2015 Benefits Guide for Temporary Benefits-Eligible Employees
web search icon MyTrips -Employee Commute Options

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