Attention CUB Members
Important Healthcare Information
Baltimore City Open Enrollment Updates
The City of Baltimore has extended the Healthcare Open Enrollment Period to Nov 23, 2020.
Please see flyer and contact Employee Benefits at 410-396-5830 for further information.
Please also be aware that CUB now has two Healthcare Waiver Benefits. These coverages are stated below and can also be found in the current contract under Article 14, Sections G and H. The link to our current contract is as follows: http://cub.md.aft.org/key-documents.
Explanation of Waiver Credits from Workday Site:
You have the option of opting out of certain City of Baltimore health benefits and electing the waiver credit. The City of Baltimore determines which waiver credit applies to you, based on your union affiliation. The Waiver Credit amount is provided in increments over the course of the full plan year if enrolling during Open Enrollment or based on the number of pay periods left in the year for a new employee.
New employees have 45 days from their date of hire to enroll online for the waiver credit. If, after waiving coverage with the City of Baltimore, you (the employee) lose coverage due to divorce, loss of employment, or the death of your spouse or other person who is the source of coverage, you may enroll in health benefits through the City within 60 days of the qualifying life event. In this case, you will relinquish the waiver payment.
$2,500 Waiver Credit
AFSCME Local 558, 44, and 2202
If you are represented by the AFSCME Local 558, 44, or 2202 union, you may elect the $2,500 waiver credit. To receive the waiver credit, you must enroll online within 45 days of hire or during the Open Enrollment period each year. When you make this election, you are waiving medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage with the understanding that you cannot enroll in any of these plans, as the policyholder or as a dependent, through the City of Baltimore for that plan year. You must re-enroll each year.
$650 Waiver Credit (waives Medical only)
CUB, and Police
If you are represented by the CUB, or Police union, you may elect the $650 waiver credit. To receive this waiver credit, you must enroll online within 45 days of hire or during the Open Enrollment period each year. If you waive medical coverage, you may still elect dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage. However, you may not elect dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage as the policyholder if you are already enrolled as a dependent under the City plans for that plan year. You must re-enroll each year.