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Open Enrollment for Active Employees 2018

**Benefits Open Enrollment for 2018 Has Ended**

Open Enrollment was held October 30 through November 13, 2017 and all changes will be effective January 1, 2018. 

Open Enrollment Calendar


Recorded Open Enrollment Presentation 2018

If you choose to add a dependent you must also submit your Dependent Eligibility Verification Form and supporting documentation to the Benefits office no later than November 13, 2017.

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to review/change your current benefit plan elections and ensure they continue to meet the needs of you and your family.  It is also your opportunity to add or remove dependents from your health plans.


Choosing your benefit plans is an important decision. On this benefits website you can find links to information the benefit plans for 2018, enrollment instructions, benefits video library as well as additional tools and resources to assist you in making the right coverage choices for you and your family below.   

To elect your 2018 benefit changes to your medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending plans, you can log in to Employee Self Services (ESS) from any computer with internet access.  If you do not know your log in or password you can contact the IT Service desk at (253) 591-2057.   

How to Submit Supporting Documentation

  • Scan and email to benefits@cityoftacoma.org
  • In person at TMB Room 1420 or TPU HR ABN Ground Floor SW
  • Interoffice mail to Human Resources-Benefits TMB 1420

Open Enrollment Documents

Dependent Eligibility Verification Form

Domestic Partner Imputed Income Rates

Benefit Rates for Part Time Employees

Insurance Waiver Form for Part Time Employees

Insurance Waiver Form for Full Time Employees

Helpful Information

Open Enrollment FAQ

ESS Enrollment Instructions

Open Enrollment Benefits Newsletter

Open Enrollment Newsletter (Local 6 Only)

Benefit Plan Information

Employee Benefits Guide 

PTO Open Enrollment

PTO Enrollment Form and Information

Deferred Compensation

Employee Contribution Limits (except Commissioned Police and Fire)

Deferred Compensation Open Enrollment (Police Local 6 Only)

Deferred Compensation Open Enrollment (Police Local 26 Only)

Deferred Compensation Open Enrollment (Fire Local 31 Only)

Deferred Compensation Open Enrollment (PPSMA Only)