Benefits and Compensation
Coventry Healthcare Information
Beginning January 1, 2012 Coventry Healthcare of Nebraska will be the new plan administrator for the City's Medical Insurance. Letters were sent to Civilian and Police personnel informing of this change. This letter contained a schedule of meetings set with Coventry and City Human Resources personnel. Coventry also supplied us with the presentation they will give at these meetings for us to review beforehand.
Health Plan Benefits Guides
- Civilian Health Benefits Guide
- Fire Bargaining Health Benefits Guide
- Fire Management Health Benefits Guide
- Grandfathered Civilian Health Benefits Guide
- Grandfathered Police Management Benefits Guide
- Police Bargaining Health Benefits Guide
- Police Management Health Benefits Guide
Retiree Health Plan Information
Please refer to the appropriate Health Plan Benefits Guide above.
Federal Health Care Reform Act - Update
Per a new provision of the Federal Health Care Reform Act dependents can be carried under their parent’s coverage up to age 26. Since the City has a plan year of January 1, we will implement the federal provision starting January 1, 2011 to include dependents up to age 26 in two ways:
1. Active Employees: This will be done during open enrollment this fall.
2. Retirees: A letter will be sent the first part of November advising them about this change. They will have two weeks to contact the Benefits office and add dependents that meet the federal requirements.
In both cases, the dependent will be able to stay on the group health coverage through the month in which they turn age 26.
Over the Counter (OTC) Medication: Starting January 1, 2011 you will no longer be able to use your Flex Spending Account to pay for OTC medication unless it is prescribed by your doctor. The only exception to this rule is for Insulin.
If you need more information on these updates please contact Marci Wolters by email or at 444-5320.
The City of Omaha offers employees an option to participate in its self-insured preferred provider (PPO) medical program. Effective January 1, 2010, the medical program is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BC/BS).
The City of Omaha also offers the following dental programs:
Self-insured preferred provider (PPO) dental plan that is administered by Ameritas, to access the Ameritas provider list go to http://group.ameritas.com/. In the "Find a Provider" box click on the "dental" link and fill in the required information.
Pre-paid (HMO) dental plan that is administered by OMNI
Pre-paid (HMO) dental plan that is administered by Fortis/Assurant for Civilian Bargaining, Local 251, employees only. Starting January 1, 2011 this plan will be available to all City Employees. If you wish to change your current dental plan to this one, you can do so during Open Enrollment or you must have a Qualifying Event.
A provider for a HMO dental plan must be selected from a list in advance by the employee. Please contact the Benefits Division for a list of HMO providers.
The city also provides access to an Employee Assistance Progam (EAP) which is available for all Full-Time, Active Employees. For more information click this link to view the EAP Information Guide.
Benefits for each position are defined by the Union or Group the position belongs to:
- You can look up each Full Time Classification to see which Union or Group it belongs to
- Current Benefit Summaries
- Part-time and Seasonal employees receive no benefits
Employees may change their benefit elections in the Fall; changes take effect on January 1st. Watch notices for the next open enrollment dates! Employees may change their benefit elections in the middle of the year if there is a qualifying event.
Benefits and Compensation Forms
Forms available for downloadFlexible Spending Account Forms can be found at, http://aflac.com/individuals/default.aspx , You will need to create an account and have access to your information through the website.
Position Descriptions/Class Specifications
*Note: There are positions within the City which we are authorized to fill part-time which have a Full-Time Class Specification. If you are applying for one of these positions refer to the Full-Time Class Specification for more information.