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Welcome to the City of Racine's Benefits Information page! This page will have information you will find helpful throughout your employment at the City of Racine. As a Benefits Eligible employee you are entitled to participate in the City of Racine’s Health and Benefits Plan.
Effective the first day of the month following your date of hire, you are eligible to be covered by the City of Racine’s health insurance plan. The City of Racine has two plans. They are both Preferred Provider Option (PPO) Plans which are administered by United Healthcare. The links below will provide an explanation of both plans. CVS Caremark is our Pharmacy Benefit Manager. The City of Racine pays 80% of generic prescriptions and the Employee pays 20%.
If you opt out of the health insurance, you will be paid $50 per month.
Brief Explanation of Option 1 and Option 2 Plans 2019
UHC Summary of Benefits and Coverage – Option 1 Plan
UHC Summary of Benefits and Coverage – Option 2 Plan
Brief Summary of Option 1 and Option 2 Plans 2019
Learn more about United Healthcare's Services:
United Healthcare's Website
How to Look Up an In-Network Provider
Health4Me Phone App
Helping You to Be More in Control of Your Health, Time and Money
Understanding Preventative Care
Preventative Care Guidelines
Why Preventative Care is Important
Healthy Pregnancy Phone App
United Healthcare's Health and Wellness Resources
Effective the first day of the month following 30 days after your date of hire, you are eligible to be covered by the City of Racine’s dental insurance plan. The City of Racine has two plans which are administered by MetLife. They are a Basic Dental Plan and an Advanced Dental Plan. The links below will provide an explanation of both plans.
If you are enrolled in one of the health insurance plans, the City of Racine will pay for a Basic employee only plan for you. You can upgrade coverage to include your family members or to move to the Advanced plan. If you do not wish to enroll in a health insurance plan, you can still enroll in a dental plan, but the City of Racine will not make any contributions for you.
Brief Explanation of Basic and Advanced Dental Plans
MetLife Basic Dental Plan
MetLife Basic Dental Plan Summary
MetLife Advanced Dental Plan
MetLife Advanced Dental Plan Summary
Brief Explanation of Basic and Advanced Dental Plans
Learn more about MetLife's Services:
MetLife Phone App
Effective the first day of the month following 30 days after your date of hire, you are eligible to participate in the City of Racine’s Vision plan. There is one plan and it is administered by Superior Vision. The link below will provide an explanation of the plan.
City of Racine Open Enrollment Video
Brief Explanation of Vision Plan
Eye Exam Information
4 Tips For Healthy Vision
Protecting Yourself Against Diabetes
Learn more about Superior Vision's Services:
Superior Vision Contacts Direct
Superior Vision's Website
Superior Vision Phone App
The City of Racine offers a flexible spending account which is administered by United Healthcare. A flexible spending account (FSA) is a special account that lets you set aside money, before it is taxed, to help pay for eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Flexible Spending Account Information
Flexible Spending Account Guide
Effective your first date of hire, you will be enrolled into the Wisconsin Retirement System. The Contribution rate for 2019 is 13.1% of your salary. The City of Racine will contribute 6.55% and you will have a mandatory contribution of 6.55%.
Your Benefit Handbook - Information on the Pension
There is a Core and a Variable Trust Fund. You are automatically enrolled in the Core Fund. If you would like to find out more about how participation in the variable trust fund affects your pension, please see the link below.
How Participation in the Variable Trust Fund Affects Your WRS Benefits
Effective the first day of the month following 30 days after your date of hire, you are eligible for life insurance with the City of Racine. One unit of life insurance is equal to your annual salary. The City of Racine pays the cost of one unit of life insurance for you. You can add additional units up to a total of 5 including the one the City of Racine pays for. You can also add up to two units of spouse and dependent life insurance. One unit is worth $10,000 for a spouse and $5,000 for a dependent and two units would be worth $20,000 for a spouse and $10,000 for a dependent.
Employee Trust Funds Website
The City of Racine offers a Deferred Compensation Plan otherwise known as a 457B plan. It’s a voluntary retirement account that you can put money into. There are three vendors to choose from:
Nationwide Retirement Solutions
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation
One of the benefits to having the health insurance is that you and your dependents have access to a free health center.
Click here for more information about the Health & Wellness Center
Another benefit to having the health insurance is that you qualify for the City of Racine’s Wellness Program.
Click here for more information about the Wellness Program
The City of Racine offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP program provides free problem assessment, short term counseling referral and follow-up for you and your family. All contacts with the EAP are strictly confidential.
Anchor EAP Flier
Click here for more information about the Employee Assistance Program
When enrolling in benefits you will be doing so through the end of the calendar year. You will only be allowed to make changes to your enrollment choices prior to December 31st if you have a "Qualifying Event". In the fall, Human Resources will conduct an Open Enrollment for the next benefit year.
If you have questions about your benefits prior to your orientation, please feel free to contact:
Christina Paul at 262-636-9474 or Emelia Roso at 262-636-9475 You may also contact them online via the web form below,
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