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.
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.
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.