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 - 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:
The initial dependent eligibility verification process ended August 29.

If you did NOT fully verify your dependents during the 1st stage of the appeals process, you may file a second appeal. Please contact the Aon Hewitt Claims and Appeals Management team immediately to file a second appeal and provide the missing information. Call Aon Hewitt at 1-800-725-5810 for more information.

If you added a dependent after May 19, you received a letter from Aon Hewitt, the City's business partner, in November 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.

Employees who add dependents to City benefits during Open Enrollment, as a new employee, 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.

May Wellness Newsletter:  Find City wellness and benefits programs and events, and articles on staying active with arthritis; tuning up your self-esteem; grapefruit and prescriptions; bike helmet fit; and getting the most out of webinars. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address. The online version has additional health tools and information.

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

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