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.

Open Enrollment starts Monday, October 6 and lasts through Friday, October 31, 2014. Make your benefit changes for 2015 through Employee Self-Service. Open Enrollment Highlights and other information posted at http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/benefits/links/enrollment.asp

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 $30. To get a shot, select a clinic, present a completed consent form and your medical card. Read more about the 2014/2015 influenza vaccine. (City employees may also get a flu shot at a King County sponsored flu shot clinic.)

Dependent Eligibility Verification Process:
The initial dependent eligibility verification process ended August 29.

If you did NOT fully verify your dependents, you received a letter in mid-September indicating the loss of your dependents' coverage effective September 30. The letter also included information about the Claims and Appeals process and your personalized Claim Request Form. The City wants all eligible dependents to remain on City benefits. Please respond immediately with to the Aon Hewitt Claims and Appeals Management team with your completed form and missing information. Call Aon Hewitt at 1-800-725-5810 for more information.

If you added a dependent after May 19, you will receive a letter from Aon Hewitt, the City's business partner, in October with the names of your dependents, the documentation you will need to provide for each, submission instructions, and the due date. Visit the City's Dependent Eligibility Verification web page for more information or to find previous communications.

September Wellness Newsletter:  Find City wellness and benefits programs and events, and articles on ways to raise good cholesterol; fitness breaks for at-home workers; medical warning signs; prostrate health; menopause; and 5 secrets to staying motivated. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address. See the online version for more health articles and tools.

Employee Benefits

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 icon2014 Employee Benefits at a Glance?
web search iconYour Medical Plan?
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web search icon2014 Most Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2014 SPOG Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2014 Local 77 Employee Benefits Guide
web search icon2014 Benefits Guide for Temporary Benefits-Eligible Employees
web search icon MyTrips -Employee Commute Options

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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

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