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Open Enrollment for Employees 2023

Open Enrollment for 2023 has ended

All Changes Made During Open Enrollment Will Be Effective January 1, 2023


About Open Enrollment for City of Tacoma Government Employees

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 on the benefit plans, 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.

To elect your 2023 benefit changes to your medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending plans, you can log in to ESS from any computer connected to the City network or remotely (cityoftacoma.org/ess) using the RapidID App on your phone.  If you do not know your password or need additional log in assistance, you can contact the City's IT Service desk at (253) 591-2057.


How to Review Your Benefits

To review your current benefit elections for 2022, log in to Employee Self Service (ESS) and select the benefits option.  If you have difficulty logging into ESS, contact the IT Service Desk at (253) 591-2057 during their regular business hours of 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Webinar Link 

Recorded 2023 Open Enrollment Presentation



If you chose to add a dependent you must also submit your Dependent Eligibility Verification Form and supporting documentation to the Benefits office no later than November 15, 2022.


How to Submit Supporting Documentation

  • (Preferred) Scan and email to benefits@cityoftacoma.org
  • USPS Mail: Human Resources Benefits, 747 Market Street, Room 1420, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Interoffice mail to Human Resources-Benefits TMB 1420

Active Employee Open Enrollment Documents

Dependent Eligibility Verification Form

Domestic Partner Imputed Income Rates

Benefit Rates for Part Time Employees

Waiver form for Full Time employees (Proof of other benefits coverage required)

Waiver form for Part Time employees (Proof of other benefits coverage required)


Retiree Open Enrollment Documents

Note: TERS retirees, please see the Retirement Office for plan information. Visit cityoftacoma.org/retirement or call 253-502-8200.


Leoff 2 Retiree Change & Cancellation Form

Leoff 2 Retiree High Deductible Disclaimer Form

Leoff 2 Retiree Dependent Eligibility Form (adding or dropping dependents)


Helpful Information

Open Enrollment FAQ

Employee Self Service Help Document

Open Enrollment Benefits Newsletter (Updated)

Newsletter Update Communication


Open Enrollment Newsletter - Rail (BLET, SMART-TD, Yardmasters)


PTO Open Enrollment

PTO Election Form

PTO Important Information


Deferred Compensation  

Deferred Compensation Enrollment & Change Instructions


Deferred Compensation plan limits and calculations for 2023

​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)