City of Montgomery employees are eligible to enroll in benefits if they are employed full-time and work an average of 30 hours a week. Enrollment is voluntary but benefit changes can only be made during specific times during the year. Full-time employees are also able to enroll their dependents as long as the proper documentation is provided.
*Social security cards are not required
*Copies of other documents are welcome
*Dependent children over the age of 26 are not eligible
Newly hired employees can enroll in benefits within 30 days of their hire date. Employees who do not enroll as a new hire can only enroll during the annual Open Enrollment period or if they experience a qualifying event.
All new hires must attend a New Hire Orientation which is held the first Wednesday of each month. A Colonial Life Benefits Counselor will contact each new employee to enroll them in the following benefits:
Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Life Insurance, and Colonial Life Voluntary benefits (Group Specified Disease, Whole/Term Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Cancer Insurance, Hospital Confinement, and Accident Insurance)
Benefits start the 1st of the month following the new hire orientation.
Employees have the option to enroll in the Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Prescription, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse) when they complete all new hire paperwork. The Group Health Plan starts 30 days from hire date unless the employee provides a Proof of Coverage Letter in which case insurance will start the date of hire.
Open Enrollment for Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020) was held May 1, 2019 – June 28, 2019. Changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect October 1, 2019 with the exception to flexible spending accounts which will take effect September 1, 2019.
Open Enrollment Announcements:
June 10, 2019 - emailed to all City employees
"Mark Your Calendars! Open Enrollment is almost over. The last day to make changes during “Open Enrollment is June 28th” . All eligible employees can enroll, make changes or drop coverage during this time. Outside of open enrollment a qualified event is required to make a change and it must be within 30 days of the event. Remember, check to your elections and get a copy of the 2019 Enrollment form which is available to you once you have completed your individual session. Please make sure that the employees who do not have an email address receive a copy of this email and flyer.
Healthcare rate for employees on the BCBS PPO plan will increase effective October 1, 2019.
Regular Employee premiums:
- Single coverage, from $166.00 per month to $191.00 per month, or $95.50 per pay period.
- Family coverage, from $366.00 per month to $421.00 per month, or $210.50 per pay period.
School Patrol premiums:
- PPO Plan Single coverage from 234.36 per month to $286.50 per month, or $143.25/ per pay period.
- PPO Plan Family coverage from $516.70 per month to 631.50 per month, or $315.75/per pay period.
The rates for the HMP Plan will not change.
See the attached flyer for additional information and makeup days to meet with a Colonial Enroller."
April 3, 2019 - emailed to all City employees
"Open Enrollment begins May 1st and will end on June 28th! This is your opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your benefits. Most benefit elections or changes made during Open Enrollment are effective October 1, 2019 (Flexible Spending Accounts take effect September 1, 2019)
Attached is this year’s Open Enrollment flyer with the group presentation schedule.
Make arrangements to attend a group presentation to learn more about your benefit options and to receive a benefits booklet. After you attend a presentation, your department will be notified when and where your One-on-One Enrollment Session with a Colonial Life Benefits Counselor will take place. This year we are requiring all employees to sit down for the One-on-One Enrollment Session even if you do not wish to make any changes. Use this time to check, and double-check, your benefits!
- Enrollment or changes made to Vision, Dependent Life Insurance, Healthcare/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, and Colonial Voluntary products are made during your One-on-One Enrollment Sessions with Colonial.
- Group Health Plan changes are made in the Benefits Division. Make an appointment and don’t forget your dependent verification.
- If you wish to participate in a Healthcare or Dependent Care FSA, you must re-enroll each year. You may elect up to $2,700 for Healthcare FSA and $5,000 for the Dependent Care FSA.
- Any changes not made during Open Enrollment can only be made if you experience a Qualifying Event.
We are excited to announce we will be having a Health & Benefits Fair on May 15th. At this event, you can speak directly with benefit plan vendors, attend a Lunch & Learn Session, and receive tons of information both benefits and health related. You don’t want to miss it!"
Employees who do not enroll or make changes to benefits as a New Hire or during Open Enrollment can only do so if they experience a qualifying event.
All qualifying events are subject to proper documentation that must be provided within 30 days of the event. Click link below to view list of qualifying events.