Health Insurance

  • We are pleased to offer benefit programs which provide comprehensive coverage to our employees. 

    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 effective date 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. Please visit the Benefits Available to City Workers page 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.

    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 Boston Association of Administrators and Supervisors (BASAS) Members 

    The Boston Public Schools provides dental and eye care services to all BASAS union members. For more information on these services, please visit the Massachusetts Public Employee Fund website.

    Benefits for Managerial Employees

    The Boston Public Schools 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.