FIREFIGHTERS BENEFITS FUND
For coverage beginning January 1, 2019
MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCES
WHEN: NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018
All employees of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue are eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefits Plan. Once a year the Board of Trustee's set a period of time during which any eligible person may elect to start, end or change coverage's and which dependents shall be covered under the plan without the need of a qualifying event. A qualifying event is defined as marriage, divorce, birth, and certain changes to coverage through a spouse's employer or death. Changes to enrollment status in the plan may take place at any time during the year with a qualifying event, but only during Open Enrollment without a qualifying event.
The reason that changes to coverage without a qualifying event are limited to one specific time period per year is to maintain our IRS cafeteria plan status (pre-tax premium status). During Open Enrollment participants of the Fund, or eligible participants, may make changes to enrollment status in either the Medical or Dental Plans or both.
Changes for Active Fire Rescue Employees:
ALL Open Enrollment changes to benefits will be done online thru the My Benefits portal on the County system. Fire Rescue will be doing a Target Solutions training in October on how to make your Open Enrollment changes. Any questions you may have about benefits you can call the number below.
**** All Fire Rescue employees must login to People Soft and verify benefits during November open enrollment even if there are no changes****
Forms necessary to make any Open Enrollment changes are located online at www.myffbenefits.com. It is important that you take your time and complete the form carefully. Please make sure to include your cell phone number and email address so that we may contact you in the event that we need additional information or forms. Once the forms are completed you may fax or email them to the fund.
Like October is the month that everyone should check their smoke detectors, November is the month when everyone should confirm their beneficiaries on their Life Insurance policies. If you haven't confirmed lately who is your beneficiary take a moment to e-mail us or call and let's check on that for you.
Life Insurance is provided for all bargaining unit employees (whether covered for medical or not) and all other employees that are participants in the Benefits Fund. Coverage's provided are $100,000 for active employees, $50,000 for retirees, and $25,000 for retirees over the age of 70.
*** Retirees: If nothing has changed with you or your dependents, then no actions are required of you, the existing coverage will remain the same***
2019 Retiree Status Change Form
Should you have any questions please call: 561-969-6663
Rick Rhodes, Tamara Fitzpatrick or Ed Morejon at the fund office
Mon - Fri 8-4:30 pm.