News & Announcements

Trusted Benefits Vendors Communications: Did you receive an email at work from a benefits vendor and are not sure if it's legitimate? Check the benefits chart here for trusted/approved sender email addresses and domain names. 

Health Plan Cost Transparency: As part of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule, group health plans and health insurance issuers are required to post machine-readable files (MRFs) on a publicly available website, updated monthly. These files permit the public to have access to health plan payment information that can be used to understand health plan pricing and the cost of health care services.

Aetna medical and pharmacy files 

Kaiser medical and pharmacy files (select "Washington" from either in-network or out-of-network readable files)

Expanding Benefits Access – Improving Health Equity: The City of Seattle made some important equity changes to employee health benefits in 2022. These include expanded access to the Employee Assistance Program, additional gender-affirming care services, and expanded access to infertility services. For change details, see the below infographics. 

Employee Assistance Program 
Gender-Affirming Care Services 

2024 Benefits Orientation - Regular Employees: View the recorded presentation for information including making the most of City of Seattle employee benefits, healthcare plans for the Most benefits program, employee well-being programs, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional insurances, employee responsibilities, and things to remember (59 minutes and 9 seconds).  

2024 Benefits Orientation - Temporary Benefits Eligible Employees: View the recorded presentation for information on benefits for temporary employees who are eligible for the City of Seattle benefits (44 minutes and 56 seconds). See the Benefits Orientation time stamp

Deferred Compensation Plan Orientation: View the recorded presentation here.  

Health Plan Options for Retiring Employees Seminar:  View the 2024 recorded presentation here for information about City-sponsored retiree health plan options, what employees should consider before retiring, COBRA considerations; premiums, how Medicare plays a role, and employees' responsibilities (27 minutes). 

June 2024 Well-Being Newsletter: Find City well-being events and benefits programs, as well as articles on wellness tourism, the pleasures of pickleball, strategies for hot weather, milk -- no just from cows, wildfire smoke, and getting passed burnout. 

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Human Resources

Kimberly Loving, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA , 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028
Phone: (206) 684-7999
Fax: (206) 684-4157

The Human Resources Department provides human resource services, tools, and expert assistance to departments, policy makers, employees, and the public so that the City of Seattle's diverse work force is deployed, supported, and managed fairly to accomplish the City's business goals.