Payroll & Benefits

Pic OCH 2The Payroll and Benefits office generates the biweekly payroll for all city employees, including the School Department, and manages the various benefit programs offered by the city.

Questions on your payroll? City employees, please contact City Hall payroll office. School employees, please contact payroll at Central Office (978)345-3214.

Regarding benefit rates, all City employees should refer to the 24 pay period rates. The 20 pay period rates are designed only for some school employees. If you are not sure which rates apply to you, please contact our office for more information.

It’s time!

2024 Medicare Open Enrollment

November 20th - December 1st, 2023


This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefits, without a qualifying event. During this open enrollment you can:

  • Add, cancel, or change your coverage for you or eligible family members

If you do not wish to make a change, your benefits will automatically roll over. If you do not qualify for Medicare, please disregard this event.


What’s New / What’s Changing:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Coverage:

  • 9% premium increase for Medex II and Blue Medicare Rx

As always, the City of Fitchburg is committed to providing quality insurance for its retirees. After 3 years without any premium increase, an increase now is necessary to meet utilization and market increases. We appreciate your understanding as we work to maintain an exceptional product for our retirees. 

Enrollment instructions:

If you are satisfied with your current plan, you do not have to do anything. Your benefits will automatically roll over into 2024.

If you'd like to meet with us, we ask that you call and make an appointment. We are also available by phone or email.

Benefit booklets, pricing, and fillable enrollment forms now posted at the bottom of this page. You can mail, fax, or drop off your forms in person for processing. 

Deadline to change or enroll is:  

Friday, December 1, 2023