Learn More About Your Benefits
- Blue Cross
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Altus Dental
- Benefit Strategies
- Diabetes Rewards
- Burlington Scripts
- Life Insurance
- Deferred Comp
- Employee Assistance Program
- Shields MRI
- Credit Union
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
Members receive up to $150 reimbursement each year for gym membership or fitness classes. Virtual classes also qualify for reimbursement.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Presentation (6 min video)
The Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy plan provides a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) which reimburses the first 1/2 of deductible expenses.
Doctor on Demand (PDF)
See an in-network provider anytime, without ever leaving your house. Perfect for after hours care, urgent care, preventative health, behavioral health, or for 2nd opinions.
Harvard Pilgrim's Treatment Cost Estimator Tool (PDF)
Get cost estimates for hundreds of medical services - find out where you can go for treatment and what your out-of-pocket costs will be.
Harness the Power of an HSA (15 minute video)
Discover how to use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to save on healthcare premiums and build long-term health savings. The Harvard Pilgrim HSA plan provides a Health Savings Account (HSA) for which the first 1/2 is funded by the Town.
Enrollment Info & Materials (PDF) - Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO
Enrollment Info & Materials (PDF) - Harvard Pilgrim HSA
Fitness Reimbursement (PDF)
Members receive up to $150 reimbursement per person (max 2 members per account for $300 total) each year for gym membership or fitness classes (including virtual classes)
Presentation (2.5 minutes)
A quick and comprehensive presentation on your dental benefits
How Altus Dental Works
You can visit any dentist, but find out how a participating dentist saves you money
Altus Preventative Rewards (PDF)
This program protects your annual maximum and is part of every Altus Dental Plan
Health & Dental Care Reimbursement
Video (1 minute) - What is a Flexible Spending Account?
A flexible spending account lets you pay for medical or dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. This money is set aside in an account for you to access during the calendar year and is exempt from federal and state taxes.
Good Health Gateway - Diabetes Rewards Program
The Good Health Gateway provides diabetes medication and supplies at no cost when you participate in this free and confidential program.
VIDEO (3 mins) - How BurlingtonScripts Works
Through BurlingtonScripts you can receive your Brand Name prescriptions mailed directly to your home at no cost!
List of Eligible Medications
Click on "Medications" at the top of the screen
If your medication is listed in the links below you can obtain it through mail order at no cost:
How to enroll:
- Visit BurlingtonScripts to download an enrollment form or call 1-866-893-MEDS (6337).
- Ask your doctor for a 3-month supply of your maintenance medication, with 3 90-day refills.
- Send in your enrollment and prescription, along with a copy of your ID
- The initial setup of a new medication can take up to a month, so make sure you have enough of your medication on hand to get you through this first fill. Refills from there are quick!
MA SMART Plan (Empower Retirement)
Meet with our rep, Mike Savage
Click to set up a virtual appointment with Mike, or to sign up for an upcoming webinar
Email our rep, Michael Richardson
Or call him at 617-283-9889
for all employees and household members
for all school employees and household members
for all public safety employees and household members
Certified Financial Coaching (PDF)
You and your family members have unlimited access to Certified Financial Coaches and other resources to help with budgeting, debt, or money management.
Shields SimplySave (PDF)
When you visit a freestanding facility for your imaging needs (MRI, PET Scan, CT Scan) the $100 copay is waived through your HMO plan
Find a Shields Location
Shields is an in-network provider within Burlington's plans - all it takes is a referral from your doctor to set up a visit
Application for Burlington Municipal Employees Credit Union
Complete and return to the Credit Union along with your paystub as proof of employment
Municipal and School employees do NOT contribute to Social Security. As a result, each employee pays into a retirement account based on the hours worked for their position.
If you are a permanent employee, working at least 20 hours per week:
All employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours weekly pay into either Middlesex County Retirement or the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System. Your contribution rate is set by state statute and cannot be changed. If you are employed for at least 10 years in a covered position you will earn a pension that you can access when you reach retirement age. This will be based on your age and years of creditable service when you retire.
- Teachers - click this link to access the chart that explains how your retirement benefit is calculated.
- All others - click this link to access the chart that explains how your retirement benefit is calculated.
If you are a temporary or seasonal employee, or regularly work less than 20 hours per week:
All employees who work LESS than 20 hours weekly are enrolled in OBRA, administered by Nationwide. Your contribution is 7.5% of your earnings that is deposited into your Nationwide account. This money can be withdrawn or rolled over into other retirement savings accounts (401(k)s, 403(b)s, other 457 plans, IRAs, etc.) at the end of employment.
All earnings from your Town employment are not reported to Social Security. As such, your Social Security retirement benefits may be affected when you collect your pension through the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.