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Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS THROUGH ESS ON MAY 15 AND ENDS JUNE 2, 2023 Open Enrollment is the time of year to change any of your benefit elections, including adding or removing the gym, enrolling in the Flexible Spending Accounts and increasing Voluntary Life insurance by up to $50,000, up to $350,000 without the need for medical underwriting.

What's New for 2023!

New Pharmacy Benefit Manager:

The City of Albuquerque has selected Optum to provide pharmacy benefits for City of Albuquerque employees and families.  Effective May 15, 2023, Optum can begin discussing your pharmacy needs.  

Davis Vision Reduced Rates:

The City of Albuquerque has negotiated a 12% reduction in rates for Vision coverage with Davis Vision.  There are no decrease in benefit offerings.  

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA):

New Limits!  The annual maximum for contributions to the Health FSA have increased to $3050 and the maximum contribution for Dependent Care FSA remained at $5000.  The annual rollover maximum for the Health FSA is $610.

Re-enrollment is required.  Employees who want to maintain their FSA enrollment must re-enroll during Open Enrollment.  Prior year enrollment is not automatically renewed.  Employees must re-enroll in the FSA in order to continue FSA participation.

Accident and Critical Illness:

Effective July 1, 2023, premium rates for the City’s Accident and Critical illness will decrease, with enhanced benefits.

Medical/Pharmacy Premium Increase:

Effective July 1, 2023, premiums for the Health Plan will increase by 2.5 percent.  The following illustrates how employee bi-weekly premium deductions will change for City of Albuquerque employees:



Current Deduction

New Deduction













Reduced co-pays for Cardiac Rehabilitation!

New Fiscal Year Benefits, Rates and Mailings

Every year the Human Resources Department, Insurance & Benefits Division sends an Open Enrollment packet to all benefits' eligible City Employees with information for the years Open Enrollment.   Addresses used for the annual mailing are in ESS.  If you do not receive an Open Enrollment packet by the first week in May please check the mailing address in ESS.  Open Enrollment changes are completed in ESS.  Open Enrollment begins on May 2nd

FY 23 Enrollment Guide

Rate Sheet

Legal Notices

Letter to Employees

Schedule and Parking instructions

Open Enrollment Job Aide