Human Resources

Health Insurance

Through our third party administrator, Group Insurance Service Center, Inc (GISC), medical health insurance is provided by the City through  providers that are members of the Cigna network. Please note: This insurance information will expire on July 1st of 2020. 

Your Medical Coverage

  • Summary of benefits
  • Sample ID Card
  • Medical coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire. Coverage is available to all eligible employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and eligible dependents up to age 26.
  • Employees share in the cost of medical benefits, which also includes prescription coverage. Medical contributions for full-time employees are a percentage of base pay.
    • AFSCME: 4.95%
    • NON-Union (including non-union fire and non-union police): 4.95%
    • Fire(BFA): 4.95%
    • Police(BPOA): 4.95.%
    • BED/IBEW:4.95% BED/non-union: 4.95%
  • Part-time employees pay a prorated contribution amount based on hours scheduled and the number of people on the plan, meaning single, two-person, or family coverage.
  • The contribution rate paid by the employee is the same regardless the number of people on the plan, meaning single, two-person, or family coverage.
  • Employee pays $200 Individual /$400 Family deductible, 20% of the next $2000/4000 with an out-of-pocket max of $600/$1200 year.

24/7 Call-a-DoC Program

is a premiere telehealth provider of on-demand medical consultantions over the phone, email, or online video.  After registering, you will have immediate access to some of the top doctors available to  assist you with medical advice, non-emergency care and if necessary, short-term prescriptions.

Trying to decide your Explanation of Benefits, also known as an EOB? Check out this sample EOB with "what is this" diagrams!  Instructions on how to access your EOB online.

The prescription drug benefit is provided by MaxorPlus. Effective May 1, 2019 prescription co-pays are as follows: $10 generic, $30 Preffered Brand, and $45 Non-Preferred Brand. A copy of the letter mailed out to employees is available here. A Summary of Coverage is available here with an option for Mail Order, see the instructions here.

As an additional program, GISC and MaxorPlus have a Split Pill Incentive. The idea is simple - your physician writes you a mail order prescription for half the number of pills of a qualifying drug, at twice your normal dose. You split the pills in half and your mail order co-pay is waived. You pay nothing!

CanaRX Burlington Meds

This is a mail in prescription drug program available to employees and their dependents.  Learn more about the program.

Health Insurance Buyout

This is an option for eligible employees who do not elect health care coverage, $1000 per full year (for non-union, AFSCME) $800 per full year (for BPOA and BFA), paid via the employee's payroll according to the payroll schedule (weekly or bi-weekly). Only full-time employees are eligible for this benefit.

For employees wishing to add a domestic partner (or civil union partner) to the City of Burlington's health and/or dental plan, a completed Dependency Affidavit must be on file and coverage is subject to taxation.  An additional form is necessary when adding children of a domestic partner (or civil union partner).

Mom's Program

offered through MEDWATCH & GISC. To gain the full benefit of the program you must enroll before 34 weeks of pregnancy.