Open Enrollment for Calendar Year 2021

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020 

It’s Annual Enrollment Time!  During open enrollment, eligible employees may enroll in or change insurance coverage for the following calendar year.   The following benefits are available for you to enroll and/or change:

  • Health Insurance - Blue Cross and Harvard Pilgrim
  • Dental Insurance - Altus Dental
  • Flexible Spending - Medical & Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance - Prudential (only available to Middlesex Retirement enrollees) and Hartford

Use this checklist as your guide to make sure you have the benefits you need.  If there is someone in your household who usually assists with benefits decisions, share this checklist with that person!

A few things you should know:

  • All enrollments and changes must be received in the Benefits Office by November 18, 2020.  Changes will be effective on January 1, 2021.
  • Tip - if you have a family dental plan, make sure all children are enrolled
  • Health insurance premiums will increase by 2%
  • There is no increase to dental insurance premiums
  • Plan choices will remain the same:  Blue Care Elect PPO, Network Blue New England HMO, Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO, and Harvard Pilgrim HSA
  • Tip - if you are enrolling in the HSA plan, don't forget to include your HSA contribution
  • Health insurance copays, deductibles, and HSA/HRA contributions are staying the same
  • View a side-by-side comparison of Burlington's HMO plans


When you are ready to enroll or make changes, click here to access the forms
All items must be returned to the Benefits Office by November 18, 2020

Welcome to our Virtual Benefits Fair!

Thanks for visiting our virtual benefits fair!  We're glad you could be with us.  While we wish you could join our benefits vendors in person this year, you can "connect" with them online, through this site. There's a great deal of valuable information here, and chances to win some fun prizes.  

Anyone covered on your insurance is welcome to join in too (spouses and dependents 18+).
Welcome to the fair! Please take time to look around!

Start here...can you escape from Benefits Confusion?   
Click this link to complete the Escape Room!
Then continue on below to visit our exhibitors
Health Insurance
*** Exhibit Hall ***

The following vendors are contracted through the Town of Burlington to provide benefits services. Use these resources to get answers to your questions and learn more about the benefits available to you as a Burlington employee.

  1. Blue Cross
  2. Harvard Pilgrim
  3. Altus Dental
  4. Benefit Strategies
  5. Diabetes Rewards
  6. Burlington Scripts
  7. Life Insurance
  8. Deferred Comp
  9. Employee Assistance Program
  10. Shields MRI
  11. FINAL SURVEY

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Presentation (6 min video)
The Network Blue New England plan provides a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) which reimburses the first 1/2 of deductible expenses

Care Management Fact Sheet (PDF)
Receive personalized and confidential support from Blue Cross to help you actively manage your health.  This service is included in your Blue Cross plan at no additional cost.

Nurse Care Line (PDF)
Get expert medical advice 24/7 to help you find the right care, right away

Member Identity Protection Services
Blue Cross offers its members identity protection services through Experian, at no additional cost

Fitness Reimbursement
Members receive up to $150 reimbursement each year for gym membership or fitness classes. In 2021 virtual classes will also qualify for reimbursement.

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