Benefits for Wherever You Go!
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 2018 with only minor 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.
What's New for 2018?
2018 Benefits Highlights
Anthem LiveHealthOnline Copay Reduced to $10
The Anthem LiveHealthOnline (LHO) copay will decrease from $20 to $10 in 2018. LHO provides 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified physicians via a smartphone, tablet or PC! Physicians can treat a host of common illnesses quickly and effectively through a real-time video visit. They can even send prescription orders to a local pharmacy. For details, visit livehealthonline.com.
CVS Caremark 90-day Generic Drug Copay Reduced to $10
The CVS Caremark Maintenance Choice 90-day generic drug prescription copay will decrease from $20 to $10 for Anthem PPO members to make it the same as Anthem HMO members’ copay.
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Plan Annual Limit Increased
The 2018 deferral limit for the healthcare flexible spending account is $2,600. The dependent care FSA annual limit remains at $5,000. You must enroll via LifeView HR if you plan to participate.
Effective January 1, 2018, the waiver of member copays and other out of pocket costs for City employees who are married (or in registered domestic partnership) to one another and enrolled in dual coverage for health, dental and/or vision coverage(s) will be discontinued. However, employees currently enrolled in dual coverage will continue to have the benefit.
Retirees Can Select Vision Coverage as a Standalone Option
For employees planning to retire in 2018, vision coverage through VSP can be selected as a standalone option and not bundled with medical coverage.
As a reminder, you can Enroll/Increase your Long Term Care Coverage and/or Enroll/Increase your Voluntary Life Insurance amount by $25K each year up to 3X your salary up to $300K. No medical questions asked. Children can also be enrolled up to $10K – no medical questions asked.
Health, Dental, & Vision Plan Resources
- 2018 Active Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2018 Non-Permanent Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2018 Retirees Benefits Overview Booklet
Prior Year Health Plan References
- 2017 Active Employee Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2017 Non-Permanent Employees Benefits Overview Booklet
- 2017 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)