Benefits Spotlight/Employee Wellness

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    DOMA - Important Benefit Changes for Employees with a Same Sex Spouse

    The U.S. Supremem Court Decision to rule against the Defense of Marriage Act has created positive changes in employee benefits for City/School employees who have a same sex spouse.  Please read the attached memo for more details.

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    City of Boston to Conduct Health Insurance Dependent Eligibility Audit

    A new Massachusetts law now requires governmental employers to audit eligibility for health insurance benefits every two years. To ensure that only eligible dependents are covered under its healthcare plans, the City of Boston has retained the services of HMS Employer Solutions (HMS), an independent firm, to conduct a dependent eligibility verification program. This is a common practice that helps employers make sure their plans are compliant with all applicable laws and policies. Active employees, retirees and surviving spouses of the City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Water & Sewer Commission who receive their health insurance through the City of Boston are included in this audit. Please read the attached documents for more information.

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    Sprint Offering Discounts on Personal Cell Accounts for City Employees

    Sprint is offering City of Boston employees discounted pricing for personal cell phone accounts.

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    Boston Moves for Health Teams with Weight Watchers To Offer Discounts to City Employees

    “In support of Mayor Menino’s Boston Moves for Health Initiative, Weight Watchers is offering a very generous discount to City of Boston employees who sign up for the Weight Watchers Monthly Pass, which includes unlimited access to eTools and mobile apps or Weight Watchers Online programs. Weight Watchers has set up a registration portal specifically for City of Boston employees, which must be used in order to receive the discount. Please log on to the HUB to download the flyer which includes pricing information and step by step instructions on how to register. If you are unable to download the flyer, please contact Kathleen McGinnis, Assistant Director of Health Benefits at 617-635-2590 or Don’t forget – if you are enrolled in a BCBS health insurance plan through the City of Boston, you are also eligible for the annual $150 weight loss reimbursement.”

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    Boston is Moving for Health!

    We are going to lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles. Set health goals, track your progress, get fitness resources, and created customized workouts at

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