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Open Enrollment for Employees 2020

Benefits Open Enrollment

November 13-26, 2019


Open Enrollment is November 13 through November 26, 2019, and all changes will be effective January 1, 2020. 

 

How to Review Your Benefits and Enroll

To review your current benefit elections for 2020, log in to Employee Self Service (ESS) through Gnet or Unet, or by going to cityoftacoma.org/ESS from any computer connected to the City network.  However, if you have VPN access you can log in to ESS outside a City work location.

If you have difficulty logging in to ESS, contact the IT Service Desk at (253) 591-2057 during their regular business hours of 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Visit the Presentation and ESS Help day schedule

 

Recorded Open Enrollment Presentation 2020 - Coming November 19!


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 26, 2019.

 

About Open Enrollment

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 for 2020, 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 2020 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.  If you do not know your log in or password you can contact the City's 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

Active Employee 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

Retiree Open Enrollment Documents

RETIREE Benefit Enrollment & Change Form

RETIREE Dependent Eligibility Form

RETIREE High Deductible Plan Disclaimer Form

RETIREE Benefits at a Glance

Helpful Information

Open Enrollment FAQ

Employee Self Service Help Document


Open Enrollment Benefits Newsletter - Includes updated IRS limits

Open Enrollment Newsletter - (Local 6 Only) Includes updated IRS limits

Open Enrollment Newsletter - (Local 26 Only) Updated

PTO Open Enrollment

PTO Enrollment Form and Information

Deferred Compensation

ICMA 2020 Deferred Comp Enrollment/Change Form - All Employees

Nationwide 2020 Deferred Comp Enrollment/Change Form - Local 31 Only

Changes using these forms take effect 1/1/2020.  If you need to make a change for December 2019 you can find that form here.

The Deferred Compensation plan limits for 2020.

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)