Open Enrollment for Calendar Year 2022

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OPEN ENROLLMENT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 

It’s Annual Enrollment Time!  During open enrollment, eligible employees may enroll in or change insurance coverage for the following calendar year.   The following benefits are available for you to enroll and/or change:

  • Health Insurance - Blue Cross and Harvard Pilgrim
  • Dental Insurance - Altus Dental
  • Flexible Spending - Medical & Dependent Care

Use this checklist as your guide to make sure you have the benefits you need.  If there is someone in your household who usually assists with benefits decisions, share this checklist with that person!

A few things you should know:

  • All enrollments and changes must be received in the Benefits Office by November 17, 2021.  Changes will be effective on January 1, 2022.
  • Tip - if you have a family dental plan, make sure all children are enrolled
  • There are no increases to health insurance premiums
  • There is a 5.5% decrease to dental insurance premiums
  • Plan choices will remain the same:  Blue Care Elect PPO, Network Blue New England HMO, Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO, and Harvard Pilgrim HSA
  • Tip - if you are enrolling in the HSA plan, don't forget to include your HSA contribution
  • Health insurance copays, deductibles, and HSA/HRA contributions are staying the same

Rates for Calendar Year 2022:

Click here for further details on the benefits available for enrollment

View a side-by-side comparison of Burlington's HMO plans

QuestionsHave specific questions about your benefits? 

Contact the Benefits Office at: benefits@burlington.org 
or call 781-270-1623

When you are ready to enroll or make changes, click here to access the forms

All items must be returned to the Benefits Office by November 17, 2021

Welcome to our Virtual Benefits Fair!                


Thanks for visiting our virtual benefits fair!  We're glad you could be with us.  While we wish you could join our benefits vendors in person this year, you can "connect" with them online, through this site. There's a great deal of valuable information here, and chances to win some fun prizes.  

Anyone covered on your insurance is welcome to join in too (spouses and dependents 18+).
Welcome to the fair! Please take time to look around!

Start here...can you conquer the Power of an HSA?   
Click here to complete the Escape Room
all who escape receive a bonus entry for prizes!
(and if you are participating in our Points to Wellness program you will receive 10 wellness points)
Then continue on below to visit our exhibitors
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*** Exhibit Hall ***

The following vendors are contracted through the Town of Burlington to provide benefits services. Use these resources to get answers to your questions and learn more about the benefits available to you as a Burlington employee.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to complete our final survey to be entered into our Door Prize Drawing!

Health & Dental

You may make changes in the following benefits, effective for 1/1/2022:

  1. Harvard Pilgrim
  2. Blue Cross
  3. Altus Dental
  4. Benefit Strategies

Harvard Pilgrim Plans Available to Select:

Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Enrollment Info  - Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Presentation (6 min video)
The Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy plan provides a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) which reimburses the first 1/2 of deductible expenses

Harvard Pilgrim HMO with Health Savings Account (HSA)

Enrollment Info   - Harvard Pilgrim HSA

Harness the Power of an HSA (15 minute video)
Harness the Power of an HSA (PowerPoint presentation)
Discover how to use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to save on healthcare premiums and build long-term tax-free health savings
Click here to see how much you can save!HSA Savings

Available with all Harvard Pilgrim Plans:


Doctor on Demand (PDF)
See an in-network provider anytime, without ever leaving your house.  Perfect for after hours care, urgent care, preventative health, behavioral health, or for 2nd opinions.

Harvard Pilgrim's Treatment Cost Estimator Tool (PDF) 
Get cost estimates for hundreds of medical services - find out where you can go for treatment and what your out-of-pocket costs will be.

Fitness Reimbursement (PDF) 
NEW FOR 2022 - Up to two covered members on a family plan can be reimbursed for up to $150 each, for a maximum reimbursement of $300 each year for gym membership or fitness classes (including virtual class subscriptions).

Health Insurance Add-ons

Available to anyone who is a member of Blue Cross or Harvard Pilgrim

  1. Burlington Scripts
  2. Shields MRI
  3. Diabetes Rewards

BurlingtonScripts PromoThrough BurlingtonScripts you can receive your Brand Name prescriptions mailed directly to your home at no cost!


How BurlingtonScripts Works (6 min presentation)

List of Eligible Medications
If your medication is listed in the links below you can obtain it through mail order at no cost:

How to enroll in BurlingtonScripts
Follow these steps to start saving!

You may enroll at any time using this form



Additional Benefits

  1. Deferred Comp
  2. Employee Assistance Program
  3. Cambridge College

MA SMART Plan (Empower Retirement)

SMART Plan Overview (PDF)

Set up an appointment to meet with our rep, Sean Doucette


ICMA-RC

Video (4 mins) - Burlington's 457 Plan with ICMA-RC

Duck Duck Trivia
Get all of your ducks in a row!

Meet with our rep, Mike Savage
Click to set up a virtual appointment with Mike, or to sign up for an upcoming webinar


Nationwide

Visit the Nationwide Retirement Plan Virtual Booth
At this booth you can attend workshops and webinars, play trivia, and review your account

Set up an appointment to meet with our rep, Michael Richardson

*** FINAL SURVEY ***

Thank you for attending our Virtual Benefits Fair.  We would love to know more about your experience as well as your thoughts on your benefits.  While this form may be completed anonymously, sharing your contact information will enter you into our door prize drawing!

Please share your feedback!