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FAQ Topic: Benefits

PARS Retirement

PARS is a retirement account for part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees who work for public agencies. The federal government requires that all public agency employees are put in some type of retirement plan.  Learn more here: https://www.pars.org/view-agency-minisite/?agencyid=395 Beneficiary Designation Form Plan Information Sheet

EAP- Concern for First Responders

Effective January 1, 2022, City of San Rafael is providing a new employee emotional and mental wellness benefit service through Concern for first responders. EAP Concern Introduction EAP Concern Registration Instructions EAP First Responder Program First Responders Benefit Summary Please note: Admin staff & Fixed-Term employees are covered through Magellan EAP. Please visit https://magellanascend.com/ccid=hpZiwITni%2FVKNrZqvUQNBw61jCVbxkAKZPYgqIIdcrY%3D or … Continued

Employee Commute Program

The Employee Commute Program is for the sole use of employees and volunteers of the City of San Rafael. Certain incentives will be reported as income. Carpool and vanpool startup incentives are issued one-time only. Below are the incentives/services available. For more information, or to sign up, visit: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/city-commuter-program/.   Incentive/Services Value Eligibility Income Tax … Continued

Flex Spending Account

Enrollment in FSA Health Care Reimbursement and the Dependent Care program requires an annual election. This means you must submit a new enrollment form even if you are setting aside the same amount as previous years. FSA Enrollment Form  (required annually) DEADLINE was December 13, 2021 FSA Medical Brochure FSA Dependent Care Brochure Common FSA … Continued

MES Vision (select Bargaining Groups only)

Members in certain bargaining groups are eligible for vision coverage through MES.  This benefit is fully paid by the City for Employee Only coverage (pro-rated for part-time employees).  Employees may enroll all eligible dependents for an out-of-pocket cost of $11.13 per month.  The City picks up the cost to enroll eligible dependents for Executive and … Continued

Deferred Comp – MissionSquare & Nationwide

MissionSquare- 457 Plans 457 Plan Enrollment Form 457 Plan Beneficiary Designation Form 457 Plan Contribution Change Form (please return to human.resources@cityofsanrafael.org & cc whitney.zimmerman@cityofsanrafael.org) 457 Plan Contribution Change Form (for 2022) (please return to human.resources@cityofsanrafael.org & cc whitney.zimmerman@cityofsanrafael.org) 457 Plan Catch-Up Brochure MissionSquare- Roth IRA MissionSquare ROTH IRA Enrollment Form MissionSquare- Informational Flyers Another Way … Continued

CalPERS Health

Log in to your my|CalPERS participant account to view: Specific health benefit changes that may impact you in the coming year Your current monthly premium rate Health plans and monthly premium rates available based on your health eligibility ZIP code Which health plans your doctor participates in Your enrolled dependents Dropping Dependents at Age 26 Limit:  REMEMBER … Continued

Dental – United Concordia

This benefit is fully paid by the City of San Rafael (pro-rated for part-time employees) and includes any eligible dependents.  Employees can log-in to the United Concordia website to view their covered dependents and search providers.  If you don’t have your member #, which is needed to log-in, please call UCCI at 1-800-332-0366.  You can print an … Continued

CIGNA Life and LTD

All employees are automatically enrolled in the city-paid Basic Life insurance benefit, as designated in the appropriate MOU, upon hire.  Employees should maintain an updated Basic Life Beneficiary Designation form on file. There is no formal open enrollment period to purchase Voluntary Life insurance for yourself and/or your eligible dependents. Please note that in order to purchase life insurance for your … Continued

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