All Town Employees
All employees of the Town are eligible to participate in many beneficial programs such as our MIIA employee Assistance Program.
Benefit Eligible Employees
Additionally, employees who work 20 or more hours per week are eligible to enroll themselves and their dependents in our group health, dental and life insurance plans as well as many other voluntary benefits which are handled by outside representatives but may be paid for through payroll deductions.
RetireesRetirees of the Town must be receiving a pension check from either Hampden County Regional Board of Retirement or Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System to be eligible to enroll themselves and their dependents in our group health and retiree dental coverage.
Qualified individuals are required to pay 102% of the premium for elected coverage. COBRA participants have the same open enrollment opportunities as the employees and can make changes with qualifying events. COBRA enrollment can be voluntarily terminated at any time.
Most employees who meet benefit eligibility requirements also meet membership requirements for participation in one of our state pension programs.
Hampden County Regional Retirement Board
Members may include employees from all Town departments as well as many school department employees including paraprofessionals, secretaries, cafeteria workers, custodians, and bus drivers. Visit the HCR website to get helpful participation and retirement information and forms.
Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System
Members include teachers and guidance counselors as well as certified school nurses, librarians, and administrators. Visit the MTR website to get helpful participation and retirement information and forms.