Insurance & Benefits

Insurance information for City of Albuquerque Employees

COVID- 19 Benefits Impact

Learn how COVID-19 could impacting City of Albuquerque employee benefits.

About: Insurance & Benefits

The Insurance and Benefits Division of the Human Resources Department, is solely responsible for the procurement, implementation, and administration of all group benefit plans for City of Albuquerque employees and their dependents.

The City offers regular, full-time and part-time employees the option of participating in a variety of group insurance plans.

The City is committed to providing employees one of the most comprehensive and reasonably priced benefit packages available in New Mexico. We hope that you will find the coverage offered provides you with the choices and options necessary to keep you and your family healthy and well.

May 2021 Benefits Update

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment begins on May 10, 2021, and ends on May 28, 2021.  This is the time of year when employees can make changes to their benefits without a Qualifying Life Event.  If you missed the opportunity to enroll a dependent, now is your chance.  Please upload the supporting documentation in the Open Enrollment event in Employee Self-Service.  Birth Certificate is required for dependent children, or a Court Order.  Marriage Certificate is required for a spouse.  Domestic Partnerships can be created or terminated at any time.  Open Enrollment Welcome Video.


Brainshark is the City of Albuquerque’s newest way to offer Open Enrollment meeting information on your own time.  Insurance & Benefits will not be holding in-person meetings again this year.  However, with Brainshark, you can get all the information needed to make decisions about your benefits.  When you log into Brainshark and watch 50, 75 or 100% of the presentation, your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  This year, we have Gym Bags, Backpacks, coffee mugs and more.  Drawing will be held at the conclusion of Open Enrollment.  To view Brainshark, log in here.

Open Enrollment Prizes

Open Enrollment is here!  In-Person Ooen Enrollment meetings will not occur this year.  In spite of this, the Insurance & Benefits Department is giving out great prizes!  To be entered to win, you must watch the Open Enrollment video on Brainshark.  Drawing for prizes will be held the week of May 31st.  You will be contacted by the email you use when logging into Brainshark the first time.  Spouses are encouraged to login. 

Prizes: BBQ grill sets, Gym bags, backpacks and MORE!

Dependent Audit

Later this year, the City of Albuquerque, Insurance & Benefits will be conducting a dependent eligibility audit.  Our goal is to identify and remove dependents who do not meet the City’s eligibility rules for continuing coverage. Why are we doing this? National statistics show that each ineligible dependent costs all of us an average of $4,500 per year. And that can mean higher premiums and fewer benefits for all eligible employees and their families. Eliminating these wasted dollars will help control our healthcare costs-and save you money as well. 

Pre-Retirement Seminar

The first Pre-Retirement Seminar of 2021 will be held on June 9, 2021.  Representatives from P.E.R.A., Retiree Health Care, ICMA-RC, Voya and AIG will all be providing information to help you plan the perfect retirement.  If you are interested in attending, please click here to register.  Visit our website for useful information.

Mobile Health Center Schedule

May 2021 Mobile Health Center Schedule


Watch: FY21 Insurance & Benefits Presentation for New Employees


All active employee benefit changes can be done through Employee Self Service in PeopleSoft.

View Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

City Employee Plan Benefits

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