Benefits

NAPEBT

The City of Flagstaff is part of a consortium, the Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust (NAPEBT), which was formed to provide comprehensive and cost-effective benefits to employees of the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Coconino County Community College, Flagstaff Unified School District, Mountain Line, KVID, and Coconino County Accommodation School by combining resources and leveraging buying power.  The result is a better benefits package than any of the employers could offer individually, which keeps benefits costs down for employees.

NAPEBT Administrative Manual

2022-2023 Benefits Information

Medical - Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Employees may choose from one of three different plans - Base, Buy-Up or High Deductible Health Plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a HealthyBlue Beginnings program which offers maternity support to help make your pregnancy experience a healthy and happy one. Please see the flyer for more information. 

If you are looking for current information about Covid and re-imbursement for at-home Covid tests, visit the BCBS site here.

2022 to 2023 Summaries of Benefits & Coverage - BCBS

Benefit Plan Books - BCBS

Telehealth - BCBS

Sign up at BlueCareAnywhereAZ website or download the BlueCare Anywhere app. Read through the Telehealth FAQs (PDF).

BCBS Information and Contact

  • www.azblue.com  - Create your account to access your information, view claims, and view a digital member card          
  • (928) 526-0232 or 1-800-423-6484

Wellness Program - Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust (NAPEBT)

Having trouble logging in? email Wellness Program.

Prescriptions - CVS Caremark

Employees are automatically enrolled in CVS Caremark. Remember to use your CVS Caremark card when you go to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. This plan is accepted at many different pharmacies.

CVS Caremark Information and Contact

  • https://www.caremark.com/    Create your account to access your information, view claims, find pharmacies within our plan, and view a digital member card    
  • 1-877-456-0109

Dental - Delta Dental

There is one plan offered through Delta Dental.

Delta Dental Information and Contact

  • https://www.deltadentalaz.com/   Create your account to access your information, view claims, and view a digital member card
  • (602) 938-3131 or 1-800-352-6132

Vision - VSP

Employees may choose from the Exam Only or Buy Up plans.

VSP Information and Contact

  • https://www.vsp.com/   Create your account to access your information, view claims, and view a digital member card 
  • 1-800-877-7195

Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment - OCHS/Minnesota Life (Securian Financial Group, Inc.

The City provides Life Insurance/AD&D equivalent to one times the employee's annual salary (rounded to the next greatest thousand). Employees may choose to purchase additional coverage.

Ochs Information and Contact

  • ochs@ochsinc.com  
  • 1-800-392-7295

Health Savings Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Equity

Employees may choose to participate in a Heath Savings Account (HSA), if eligible, if they are enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).  

Employees may choose to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) if they are in the Base or Buy Up plan. 

Dependent Care and Limited Purpose FSAs (DCFSA, LPFSA) may go with the HDHP and can go with an HSA.

HSA funds do not expire and you do not need to re-enroll every year to keep your HSA.

FSAs (LPFSA, DCFSA) do expire each year if the funds are not used.  FSAs use the fiscal year, not calendar year.  The FSA plan year is July 1 - June 30, the grace period from July 1 - September 15 to continue submitting claims, and the run-out period of July 1 - September 30. Claims must be incurred on or before September 15 and received or post marked by September 30.  You must re-enroll in your FSA account during Open Enrollment every year to have the account for the next plan year.   FSA funds do not rollover and any money remaining in the account at the end of the grace period does not get paid out.

Maximums contributed in to these two accounts (set by the IRS) are based on the calendar year but the election amount made by the employee is based on the fiscal year.  This is most important for those with an FSA to watch for when you are first electing the account or when hired in earlier part of the year.

You can make changes to your HSA at any time, you do not need to wait for Open Enrollment.  Make your account contribution changes on the Online Benefits Center, Me Benefits page and click Proceed until you reach the page for Spending Accounts.  Select Enroll next to the account you which to change.  Make sure after making changes, you click Proceed through the remaining pages of your benefits until you reach the Review & Submit page.  You must click on Submit These Election on the bottom of the page for the changes to be saved.

Information:

Health Equity Information and Contact

  • http://www.healthequity.com/  - Create your account to access your information, find out how much you have in your account and pay claims 
  • 1-866-382-3510

Disability 

Short Term Disability (Reliance Standard)

Short Term Disability income protection insurance provides a benefit for a "short term" disability resulting from a covered injury or sickness. You may elect a weekly benefit in increments of $50, from a minimum of $100 up to a maximum benefit of $1,150 per week, not to exceed 60% of your covered earnings. Benefits begin on the 30th consecutive day of disability and may continue for a maximum of 22 weeks.

Long Term Disability - PSPRS Employees (Reliance Standard)

Long Term Disability income protection insurance provides a benefit for a "long term" disability resulting from a covered injury or sickness. Benefits begin after 180 days of total disability and continue to the maximum benefit duration:

Long Term Disability - ASRS Employees

Employees enrolled in Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) are provided with a long-term disability benefit as part of the benefit contributions and do not need to elect this benefit with Reliance Standard.  Benefits begin after 6 consecutive months of disability.  The monthly benefit is 66 2/3 percent of your monthly compensation (based on your contributions to the ASRS) up to the date of disability in the fiscal year in which you become disabled.  For more information, visit the ASRS Long-Term Disability webpage here  

Social Security Normal Retirement Age or Duration of Benefits

Benefits will not extend beyond the longer of:

Age at DisablementDuration of Benefits
623.5 years
633 years
642.5 years
652 years
661.75 years
671.5 years
681.25 years
69 or older1 year


Deferred Compensation

Benefit-eligible employees may contribute to a 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plan in order to supplement retirement savings. Employees may start, increase, decrease, or stop contributions any time during the year. You can make these changes by going to the Online Benefits Center, My Benefits, Proceed until you reach the page for Deferred Compensation.  Click on Enroll next to the account you wish to change.  Once you reach the Review & Submit page, you must click on Submit These Election on the bottom of the page for the changes to be saved.

Please note: Due to IRS regulations, deferred compensation elections and changes will be effective the first of the month after the election is made.

The City currently offers three deferred compensation providers to employees:

MissionSquare (formerly ICMA-RC)

Sergio Mejia - Retirement Plans Specialist

E-mail Sergio

Telephone: (877) 439-1144

Desk: (202) 759-7045

MissionSquare Website

MissionSquare Info for online enrollment for new accounts

Nationwide

Randall Neis - Retirement Specialist

E-mail Randall

Telephone: (800) 796-9753

Cell: (480) 213-4157

Nationwide ASRS Website


VOYA

Dawn Depner, CRPC®

Financial Advisor

E-mail Dawn

Telephone: (480) 864-9864

Fax: (860) 580-0053

Voya Website

OR

Nick Depner, CRPC® 

Financial Advisor

E-mail Nick

Telephone:  (480) 864-9839

Fax: (503) 517-9351

Voya Website


Retirement - Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS)

Depending on your position, you will enroll in either Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) retirement.  Enrollment in your appropriate retirement plan is required.

HIPAA

HIPAA Privacy Notice (PDF)

Important Compliance Notices

Important Compliance Notices

Affordable Care Act Notice and Letter 

To view the notice and letter regarding the new Marketplace Exchange, click here. For more information on the Marketplace Exchange Open Enrollment, please visit www.HealthCare.gov.