2019 Open Enrollment: October 15 - October 26, 2018
Take a Closer Look at Your Plan Choices
City of Long Beach is committed to providing you with a benefit plan that meets your needs, no matter where you are in life. This year, we are pleased to announce that our current benefit program will continue into 2019 with exciting new changes. Make sure to take some time to review all your benefit materials to understand all of your coverage options and what you need to do. Include your spouse or registered domestic partner in the review if they will be covered under our plan.
For more information on the 2019 Benefits Highlights below and the in-person Benefits Q&A sessions by location, please refer to the 2019 Benefits Newsletter, that was mailed with the new 2019 Benefits Overview Booklet. Stay tuned for the new Life and Disability Booklet. Click here for Open Enrollment Video presentation.
Attend A "15 + 15" Chat Webinar
|Wednesday, October 17, 2018||10:00 am - 10:30 am||Meeting Link: ID: 803 043 507|
|Thursday, October 18, 2018||11:00 am - 11:30 am||Meeting Link: ID: 808 024 239|
|Tuesday, October 23, 2018||3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Meeting Link: ID: 807 065 243|
|Thursday, October 25, 2018||12:00 pm - 12:30 pm||Meeting Link: ID: 808 454 689|
|Join by Phone: 408.792.6300|
What's New for 2019?
2019 Benefits Highlights
HEAL On-Demand Doctor House Calls (Anthem PPO Members)
Anthem Blue Cross PPO members will now have access to HEAL. HEAL allows doctor house calls on-demand for primary, pediatric, preventative, urgent care appointments, and more. Doctors are available from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week for a $20 copay per visit.
CVS Caremark Diabetes Management Programs
Transform Diabetes is a new program designed to deliver better overall care and lower costs for Anthem members with diabetes. This comprehensive program targets medication adherence, blood glucose control and behavioral improvement to help improve member health outcomes. Enrollment is automatic if you or your enrolled dependent(s) are diagnosed with diabetes.
The Diabetic Bundling Program was created to help lower the cost of diabetic supplies when you purchase them from any CVS Pharmacy or via mail order on the same day as your insulin prescription. Under this program, diabetic supplies such as syringes and needles would be at a $0 member cost share if purchased on the same day as the insulin and if the insulin claim is processed first. However, if you were to order supply items without insulin, then you would be charged a copay for each diabetic supply item.
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Plan Annual Limit Increased
The 2019 deferral limit for the healthcare flexible spending account is $2,650. The dependent care FSA annual limit remains at $5,000. You must enroll via LifeView HR if you plan to participate.
Employer-Paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Employer-paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance will now be included with employer-paid life insurance (for all eligible employees) at no cost to you. No action is required on your end.
Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage
Don’t forget! There is an annual $25,000 guarantee issue (no medical questions asked) amount available through The Standard for Voluntary Life Insurance coverage. Employees can enroll for the first time or increase existing coverage by $25,000. Children can also be enrolled up to $10K – no medical questions asked. You can update your beneficiaries.
Health, Dental, & Vision Plan Resources
- 2019 Active Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2019 Non-Permanent Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2019 Retirees Benefits Overview Booklet
Current Year Health Plan Resources
- 2018 Active Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2018 Non-Permanent Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2018 Retirees Benefits Overview Booklet
Supplemental Benefit Resources
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Long Term Care (UNUM) Website and Information Packet
- Voluntary Life Insurance Benefits Summary and Benefits Portal (Instructions)
Additional Benefits Resources
Benefits Selection/Change/Add Form (use this form to update your dependents when you experience a qualifying life event)