Health Insurance

We are pleased to offer benefit programs which provide comprehensive coverage to our employees. The New Hire Benefits Enrollment Guide is designed to help you and your family review and better understand your benefit choices before enrolling in coverage.

Health Insurance Enrollment Process

Employees who regularly work 20* or more hours a week, and who maintain continuous regular part-time employee status, may be eligible to enroll in the City’s benefit programs. Employees have 30 days from their date of hire to complete the process of enrolling in a health plan. Employees who choose to enroll in Health Insurance must also enroll in basic life insurance benefits with the City of Boston. The New Hire Benefits Enrollment Guide

Please visit for the enrollment forms and plan comparison chart. If you do not wish to enroll within 30 days of hire, you must then wait for the annual open enrollment period.

*BTU members who work at least half time may still be eligible.

New Hire - Benefits Enrollment Guide
Non-Medicare Comparison Chart 
Flex Spending Accounts
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Marketplace Coverage Options

Benefits for Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Members

The Boston Public Schools provides dental and eye care services for all teachers and some other union members; however, this program is administered through the Boston Teachers Union. For more information on the services, visit the Boston Teachers Union Health and Welfare Fund. To enroll, apply at BTU Health and Welfare Fund Office on 180 Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester. You will need to bring a copy of your first paycheck to enroll.
Benefits for Managerial Employees
BPS also offers the Dental Blue dental insurance program through Blue Cross and Blue Shield, with the full cost of the premiums paid by BPS. Enrollment forms are available in the BPS Office of Human Capital (4th floor of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury, MA 02119) and additional information can be obtained by contacting Blue Cross and Blue Shield at (800) 782-3675 or at
Questions Regarding Health Insurance?

If you have any questions about the specific benefits available in each of the health plans and the process of changing your coverage after enrollment, please contact the Health Benefits Office directly at 617-635-4570.

For more information or questions, please refer to our Contact Us page to find the appropriate person to contact.  
Updated: 6/28/16