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!

2022 Open Enrollment

May 9th – May 20th

 

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
  • Add or remove eligible family members
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Health / Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

If you do not wish to make a change, your benefits will automatically roll over with the exception of the Cafeteria Plan Advisors, Flexible Spending Account. This is the only benefit that requires renewal each year.

 

What’s New / What’s Changing:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Coverage:

  • 2.5% premium increase for each plan

 Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental

  • No changes

 Voluntary Benefits:

  • EyeMed Vision – No changes
  • Cafeteria Plan Advisors Health FSA – Annual election amount increases to $2,850 
  • Boston Mutual Life Insurance – No changes
  • Colonial Life  - No changes
  • Aflac –All current participants will be contacted by Aflac regarding changes

Deadline to change or enroll is:  

Friday, May 20, 2022

2022 Open Enrollment

Enrollment Instructions

 

The Payroll/Benefits office will be available to answer any of your questions or concerns you may have for this benefits year 2022-2023. If you have specific questions or concerns, you are able to reach out to each benefit's representative directly during the Open Enrollment period. Please see specific instructions for each benefit below.

 

***Please note, the City of Fitchburg at this time, does not have a secure site or email address to transmit completed forms. In the interest of information security, please follow instructions below.*** 

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health and Dental Insurance

  • You can contact the Payroll & Benefits Dept. for questions. You may also contact Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Services to speak directly to a representative Monday – Friday 8am-6pm (800)932-8323. 
  • Health and Dental Plans 2022 presentation:  https://www.brainshark.com/bcbsma/Fitchburg_2022
  • All documentation and enrollment forms must be submitted to the Payroll/Benefits office by May 20th. You can inter-office, snail mail, drop off at the drop box by City Hall’s front door, or fax your documents.

 Boston Mutual Life Insurance

  • You can contact Boston Mutual Benefit Specialists for specific questions. Our representatives have set aside time for phone calls for 1 to 1 meetings. Please leave a clear voicemail with your complete call back information. 
  • Jim Flynn (781)789-8859 Jim@lpins.com  Roger Goodson (781)987-4020 Roger@lpins.com
  • All documentation and enrollment forms must be submitted to the Payroll/Benefits office by May 20th. You can inter-office, snail mail, drop off at the drop box by City Hall’s front door, or fax your documents.

 

Cafeteria Plan Advisors

  • This benefit requires enrollment each year from all participants. If you do not enroll each year, your benefit will no longer be valid after June 30, 2022.
  • If you would like to enroll as a new participant, please fill out enrollment form and submit to the Payroll/Benefits office by May 20th. You can inter-office, snail mail, drop off at the drop box by City Hall’s front door, or fax your documents.
  • Existing participants: To renew and/or make changes to your account, you must log into your employee portal on www.cpa125.com No further documentation is needed by the payroll/benefits office.
  • If you have specific questions and would like to speak with a representative about the program, please send an email to ensure the fastest response time. Please send your question(s) and complete contact information to info@cpa125.com 

 Colonial Life

  • Please see the posted Colonial Life Flyer(s) with interactive links for plan explanation and enrollment. 
  • To speak directly with a representative for questions, changes, or enrollment, you can call Colonial Life at (800)833-3429.

 Aflac

  • Please contact our representative Kyle Schoales with your questions or request for enrollment. Kyle_schoales@us.aflac.com (978)514-1871


EYEMED

  • If you have specific plan questions, please feel free to contact EyeMed Customer Service at (844) 409-3401 Group # 1032682.

Deadline to change or enroll is:

Friday, May 20, 2022