How Does the Health Insurance Marketplace Affect Me?

If you are enrolled in City of Tucson insurance, nothing has changed

Click on the links to the left for information about City of Tucson employee and retiree insurance plans.  

Details about who can enroll - and when - are in the 2013-14 Employee and Retiree Insurance Handbook.

► Enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace does NOT qualify as a life event that would warrant disenrollment from the City’s plan mid-year.

► Likewise, you are not able to join City insurance in the middle of the plan year if you cancel your coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace or in order to fulfill your requirement for having insurance.
 

I WANT TO...

... LEARN ABOUT CITY OF TUCSON BENEFITS:

CIGNA medical/dental (narrated recording of active employee medical/dental insurance options)

Non-CIGNA benefits (narrated recording of active employee eligibility/enrollment rules and non-medical/dental options)

... ENROLL *

... ADD A BABY *

... CHANGE MY COVERAGE *

* Don't miss the deadlines!  See below for details.

... PRINT A CONFIRMATION OF MY COVERAGE

... CHANGE or CHECK MY LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY

... SAVE MONEY

 

* DEADLINES exist for enrollment changes.  In order for a change to be approved outside of Open Enrollment, within 31 days after the date of the qualifying life event (60 days for birth/adoption) you must:

1. Request your changes via the enrollment system AND

2. Make sure the Benefits Office receives your required supporting documentation.

Both steps are required for coverage requests to be considered for approval.  For additional information, read the enrollment website carefully, visit the Insurance Handbook, or contact the Benefits Office.

Retirees wanting to drop coverage may do so at any time.  Forms are on the Retiree Information page.  HOWEVER, retiree dental and vision have continuous coverage provisions. Dropping coverage may result in being unable to rejoin the plan at a later date.  Visit the Insurance Handbook for details.

 


Plan Info and Important Notices

2013 - 14 Insurance Handbook

  • When does coverage begin?
  • Who qualifies as a dependent?
  • When may I make changes?
  • More!

Section 125 Plan Document

COBRA Frequently Asked Questions

Initial COBRA Notice

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Creditable (HMO/HRA) and Non-Creditable (HSA) Coverage Notices (2012-13 Plan Year)

Creditable (HMO/HRA) and Non-Creditable (HSA) Coverage Notices (2013-14 Plan Year)

Other Important Notices to Plan Participants

New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage

HIPAA Privacy Notice (For copies of the insured Medical, Dental or Vision plan Privacy Notices, please contact the insurance carriers directly.)

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) Notice