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.
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.
Benefit forms are found on the Benefit Resources page under Forms & Documents.
All new hires must view the New Employee Orientation video which is placed on the City Employee Resources page. 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.
More information about employee benefits can be found on the Active Employee Benefits page.
Open Enrollment was held May 1 - June 26, 2020 for benefits taking effect October 1, 2020.
Flexible Spending Accounts will take effect September 1, 2020.
Benefit changes not made during this Open Enrollment period can only be made within 30 days of a qualifying event. See qualifying events chart for more information.
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.