Employee Insurance

Town employees who earn benefits have a number of insurance options: health, dental, vision, life and flexible spending accounts.

Signing Up for Health Insurance

The State Health Plan provides you and your dependents with valuable medical coverage when needed.

  • You can sign up for health insurance when your job includes benefits
  • Health insurance coverage generally starts the first of the month following the date of hire (for example, if your first day of work is February 15, your insurance starts March 1)
  • You pay monthly premiums out of your paycheck, pre-tax
  • The Town offers a choice among two plans:
  • You also have out-of-pocket costs (copays and deductibles)
  • Plans cover health care and prescription drugs

Premiums and Costs

2021 Monthly Medical Insurance Rates
Level of Coverage Savings Plan Standard Plan
Employee Only 0 0
Employee + Spouse 0 155.68
Employee + Children 0 46.18
Family 15.32 208.88

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Signing Up for Dental Insurance

The State Dental Plan offers coverage for a variety of services at a reasonable cost.

  • The Town offers a choice among two plans:

    • Basic Dental Plan
    • Dental Plus
  • Services include diagnostic & preventative, basic (fillings, extractions, etc.), prosthetics (crowns, bridges, etc.) and orthodontics
  • You can sign up for dental insurance when your job includes benefits
  • Dental insurance coverage generally starts the first of the month following the date of hire (for example, if your first day of work is February 15, your insurance starts March 1)
  • You pay monthly premiums out of your paycheck, pre-tax

Basic Dental Plan

The Basic Dental Plan offers coverage for a variety of services at a reasonable cost.

  • Basic Dental pays less and has lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs
  • There is no network for Basic Dental; therefore, providers can charge you for the difference between their cost and the allowed amount

Dental Plus

Dental Plus pays more and has higher premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs.

Premiums and Costs

2021 Monthly Dental Insurance Rates
Level of Coverage Dental Plan Dental Plus
Employee Only 0 25.96
Employee + Spouse 7.64 60.12
Employee + Children 13.72 74.26
Family 21.34 99.98

State Vision Plan

Provided through EyeMed Vision Care and offers coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses.

  • You pay monthly premiums out of your paycheck, pre-tax
  • $10 copay for a comprehensive eye exam once a year
  • $150 allowance for any frame, with a 20% discount on the balance over $150
  • $10 copay on standard lenses and fixed pricing on premium options
  • $130 allowance for conventional and disposable contact lenses, instead of eyeglass lenses
  • You may choose to use a network or non-network provider for your vision needs. Using a non-network provider may result in you paying more for covered services.

Premiums and Costs

2021 Monthly Vision Insurance Rates
Level of Coverage State Vision Plan (EyeMed)
Employee Only 5.80
Employee + Spouse 11.60
Employee + Children 12.46
Family 18.26

Basic Life Insurance

  • We offer a life insurance benefit equal to one times base salary at no cost
  • Policy pays an additional benefit equal to annual salary in the case of accidental death

Optional Life Insurance

  • New hires may add additional coverage in $10,000 increments up to three times your basic annual earnings or $500,000, whichever is less, without providing medical evidence of good health
  • Current employees may request additional coverage during annual enrollment or within 31 days of a special eligibility situation (Evidence of good health may be required for the increase approval)
  • Premiums may be paid on a pre-tax basis

Dependent Life Insurance

You may enroll in the Dependent Life Insurance Plan for your eligible dependents even if you do not have Optional Life coverage or other State Plan group benefits.

  • Spouse Coverage:
    • Can be covered for $10,000 or $20,000 even if the employee does not enroll in Optional Life Insurance
    • If the employee elects Optional life coverage, his/her spouse may be covered up to 50% of the Optional Life coverage amount or a maximum of $100,000, whichever is less
    • Rates are based on the spouse's age
  • Children Coverage:
    • Coverage for children is $15,000 at a monthly premium of $1.26
    • The employee pays only $1.26 per month regardless of the number of children covered

You can help maximize the money in your paycheck by participating in the MoneyPlus pre-tax flexible benefits program.

MoneyPlu$ saves you money on eligible medical and dependent care costs by enabling you to pay these expenses with funds deducted from your salary before it is taxed.

  • Pre-tax Group Insurance Premiums
  • Pre-tax Medical Spending Account
  • Pre-tax Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account

Because these accounts offer significant tax savings, they are governed by strict rules regarding contributions and use of funds.


Disclaimer

Information contained in this summary should in no way be construed as a promise or guarantee of employment. The Town reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend, or terminate any plan at any time for any reason. If there is a conflict between information in this site and actual plan documents or policies, the documents or policies always govern.

Complete details about these benefits can be obtained by reviewing current plan description or policies available from the Human Resources Department.