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Benefit services

Due to COVID-19 Human Resources public counters closed for business include: HR Administration, Employment, Classification, and Development, and Benefit Services. Walk-in service is not available and Benefit Services team members are working remotely. 

General benefit questions should be emailed to and your inquiry will be responded to within two (2) business days.  

The Benefit Services Division serves as a valuable resource for a variety of services:

  • employee benefit orientations
  • insurance enrollment, changes, and questions
  • flexible spending accounts
  • deferred compensation
  • retiree health benefits

Employee benefits are administered according to the City's IRS section 125 Cafeteria Plan and the Labor Agreements.

COVID-19 Vaccines - General Information

For some medical carriers, you may only be able to schedule a second vaccine dose at this time directly with your medical carrier and not the first vaccine dose. 

Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments: (866) 454-8855
Sutter Health Plus COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments: (844) 987-6115
Western Health Advantage COVID-19 Appointment Information: you must contact your medical group
UnitedHealthcare COVID-19 Vaccine Information: UHC vaccine resource locator
Sacramento County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
California's statewide vaccine scheduling portal: My Turn

Currently (March 2021) COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Vaccines are covered at $0 cost.

2021 Employee Benefits Handbook

MyBenefits.Life App

Guide to Qualifying Life Events and Mid Year Election Changes

Acceptable Documents for Qualifying Life Events and Benefit Changes

Benefits Provider and Carrier Directory

Form 1095-C FAQ


Employee benefits information

2021 Medical, Dental, and Vision Premiums

Active Employee Premium Rates
Annual Premium Cost Overview
Health Contribution and Rates for all Rep Units / Labor Groups
Health Contributions and Rates for all Rep Units / Labor Groups for FTE .79 to .50
Comparison of $25 Co-pays vs $40 Co-pays
COBRA Premium Rates

Health Plan Information and Summary of Coverage


2021 Plan Year

Kaiser Plans Overview Video
$25 Copay
$40 Copay
Account-Based Health Plan (ABHP) 

Chiropractic Benefits for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Chiropractic Benefits for ABHP Plan
Kaiser Mental Health Services in greater Sacramento region
Free Self Care Apps for Kaiser members
Kaiser Northern California Service Area (active employee plans)


2021 Plan Year

$25 Copay
$40 Copay
Account-Based Health Plan (ABHP)

Pharmacy Benefits
Chiropractic and Acupuncture for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Infertility for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Service Area Map


2021 Plan Year

$25 Copay
$40 Copay
Account-Based Health Plan (ABHP)

WHA switches to OptumRx pharmacy benefits manager effective 1/1/2020
Prescription Copayment Summary
Active & Fit Direct Program
Chiropractic and Acupuncture for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Infertility for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Service Area Map


DeltaCare USA
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Quick Plan Comparison
Delta Dental Added-Value Benefits - Hearing Aid and LASIK Discounts


Base Plan and Premium Plan

2021 Open Enrollment Communication

October 26, 2020 - Citywide Email reminder that Open Enrollment closes October 30
October 6, 2020 - PAR Contact Email that Open Enrollment has Started and our Virtual Game for Raffle Prizes
September 28, 2020 - Citywide Email about start of 2021 Open Enrollment
September 17, 2020 - Citywide Email Announcing 2021 Open Enrollment
September 1, 2020 - Email containing information about Open Enrollment and flu shots
August 7 , 2020 - Email announcing Open Enrollment Dates

2021 Open Enrollment Reminders Presentation 
Open Enrollment Evidence of Insurability (EOI) for Choice Supplemental Life Insurance


Employee Benefit Summaries by Labor Group and Rep Unit

SCXEA, Units 01, 10, 14

SPOA, Unit 02

Local 39, Units 03, 16, 17, 04, 15

Local 522, Unit 05

BT, Unit 06

Local 447, Unit 07

Local 1176, Unit 08

WCE, Unit 11

IAMAW, Unit 12

Unrep, Units 20, 21, 22

Charter Officers, Unit 20

Mayor and Council, Unit 23

Who is eligible for benefits?

Benefit-eligible employees can enroll the following family members in our medical, dental and vision plans:

  • Spouse (the person they are legally married to under state law, including a same-sex spouse) or State of California registered domestic partner.
  • Natural-born, adopted (or placement for adoption), current step, or current registered domestic partner children up to age 26:                
    • Over age 26 ONLY if they are incapacitated due to a disability and primarily dependent on you for support.
    • Named in a Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO) as defined by federal law.
Who is not eligible?

Family members who are not eligible for coverage include, but are not limited to:

  • Parents, grandparents, and siblings.
  • Any individual who is covered as an employee of City of Sacramento cannot also be covered as a dependent (except for dental and vision).
When can employees enroll in coverage?

Coverage for new benefit-eligible employees begins on the first day of the month, following or coinciding with date of hire. New employees who do not make an election within 30 days of becoming eligible will automatically be enrolled in the lowest cost core medical plan.

Open Enrollment for current benefit-eligible employees is held in the fall. Open enrollment is the one time each year when employees can make changes to their benefit elections without a qualifying life event.

Once Open Enrollment ends, only qualifying life events will allow employees to make certain changes to their coverage elections during the plan year. Employees have 30 days from the date of the life event, with the exception of birth or adoption which allows 60 days, to request and complete the necessary paperwork to finalize the mid-year change. Documentation, such as the copy of a birth certificate, is required when making a benefit change due to a life event. Qualifying life events include, but are not limited to:

  • Birth or adoption of a baby or child (60 days)
  • Loss of other healthcare coverage (30 days)
  • Eligibility for new healthcare coverage (30 days)
  • Marriage (30 days)
  • Divorce (30 days)
Health Carrier Privacy Notices
Sutter Health Plus
Western Health Advantage
Delta Dental

Our Customer Service Commitments

All Benefit Services team members commit to:

  • Acknowledging all inquiries within two business days. 
  • Providing responses that are compliant, informative, and offer alternative solutions when available. 
  • Fostering positive working relationships with all customers, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Collaborating with our customers and co-workers to improve and streamline our processes.
  • Communicating with City retirees about benefit information and providing City retirees with semi-annual educational workshops.

Contact Information

Historic City Hall
915 I Street, Plaza Level
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 808-5665
Fax: (916) 808-7326