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Insurance & Benefits

Insurance information for City of Albuquerque Employees

COVID- 19 Benefits Impact

Learn how COVID-19 could be 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.

DECEMBER UPDATES

Dependent Audit

The City of Albuquerque, Insurance & Benefits dependent eligibility audit is fast approaching. Employees with dependent(s) enrolled in the Medical, Dental and/or Vision benefits will receive a letter in the mail with personalized identifying information for completion of the 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.

How does this affect you?  You will be contacted by Impact Interactive to provide documentation regarding any dependents currently enrolled in your benefits directly to Impact.  Dependents you have added require documentation, including Marriage Certificates, birth certificates and Domestic Partnership Affidavits and/or the Domestic Partner Termination Affidavit. The documents will have to be provided to the company completing the audit.  Any dependents not eligible, pursuant to the Eligibility Rules, will be removed from your benefits. Questions? Please review the FAQ's. The Insurance & Benefits division will not provide any documentation for employees.  Requested documentation must be provided by the employee directly to Impact Interactive.

Pre-Retirement Seminar

The final Pre-Retirement Seminar of 2021 is scheduled at the West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio Rd. NW. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. until Noon.  Experts will be on hand to help guide you through the retirement process. Several presenters will be on hand for all of your questions.  Parking is available, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot today.

Mobile Health Center Schedule

The Mobile Health Center is available to you and your dependents age 2 and up, enrolled in any Presbyterian Health Plan the City offers.  Please call (505) 220-6562 to schedule an appointment.  View the schedule for December. 

Getting Through The Holidays With A Smile!

  • Set a Time Limit - It’s can be tempting to graze all day during the Christmas season – delicious food is all around us. But eating all day puts our teeth more at risk of decay as it leaves food for bacteria in our mouth for longer periods of time, and eventually leads to toothache. Set up specific times of the day to set the table for people to eat. These can be sit-down meals or buffet style, but it’s important that there is a definite beginning and ending to eating times. This helps keep everyone from constantly reaching for food that’s high in sugar and fat.
  • Focus on meaningful events, not food - We often base our holiday events on food, but this is bad for our teeth, waistline, and health. To take the focus off of food, set up activities like board and card games, craft projects, or holiday movie marathons.
  • Watch the wine - Remember that red can stain your teeth. White wine is less of a risk to your white smile. If you do drink red, drink it with food to keep it from staining your teeth. Be sure to brush well if you do indulge in reds, and pair them with tooth-friendly foods like vegetables and cheese.
  • Fill up on fruit - Instead of piling on sugary desserts or rich side dishes at your holiday meal, eat fruit. If you’re having a big dinner or party, rather than preparing a number of cakes and pies, try making one sweet dessert and then preparing a big fruit and cheese plate to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Protect your teeth in your leisure time - With the spare time of holiday comes the opportunities to play sports. Be sure that your sport-playing is safe with a custom-made mouthguard.
  • Dip into veggies - At holiday events, skip the trays of Christmas cookies and brownies and instead fill your plate with veggies. Broccoli and carrots are great treats for your teeth because they’re loaded with Vitamin A and act as natural saliva producers and tooth cleaners.
  • Carol while you clean – Tooth brushing should last at least two minutes for optimal effect. One way to pass the time is to hum a few verses and choruses of your favorite holiday song while you brush, you’ll likely brush long enough to clean up your teeth and gums (make sure to brush your tongue also!).
  • Be careful with candy - Hard candies can crack your teeth if you bite down on them in the wrong way. If you do have to eat candies, instead of biting, let them dissolve in your mouth. Also, be certain to brush your teeth after eating sugary foods of any kind, and only eat them in moderation, if at all.

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