Important Telephone Numbers:
SIHO Member Services – 812-378-7070 or 812-443-2980
OptumRX Member Services – 855-524-0381
OptumRX Specialty Pharmacy – 877-656-9604
WellConnect Health Navigator – 812-343-9840
Guardian Member Services – 888-482-7342
LifeServices EAP – 800-822-4847
2022 Benefits for City of Columbus Full Time Employees
The City of Columbus offers full time (30+ hours per week) employees a variety of benefit options such as paid holidays, health care benefits, voluntary life & ADD insurance, short & long term disability.
The City offers two SIHO-administered health benefits plans for our employees and their eligible dependents, as well as preventive health care coverage, and an extensive network of in-network providers
One option is a Preferred Provider Plan (PPO), and the second option is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) which offers a Health Savings Account (HSA).
The Health Summary Plan Description (SPD) for Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits booklet describes your medical and prescription drug benefits and serves as the Summary Plan Description (SPD) and Plan document for the City of Columbus Employee Benefit Plan (“the Plan”). It sets forth the provisions of the Plan that provide for payment or reimbursement of Plan benefits. You can find it at City of Columbus SPD.
Do you need assistance with finding a Primary Care Provider? Click HERE for help!
Need Help Deciding What Medical Plan To Choose?
Click here to watch a short video: – Understanding PPOs and HDHPs
SIHO Annual Health Care Act Notifications
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
With the High Deductible Health Plan, you become eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA)!
When you open an HSA, the minimum you can contribute is $5 per pay, or $130 a year. What do you get for that?
If you are on an Employee Only plan, you will receive a $250 deposit from the City into your HSA in early January and again in early July! You receive $500 just for saving $130 of your own money!
If you are on any of the Employee + plans (spouse/child(ren)/family), you will receive a $500 deposit from the City into your HSA in early January and again in early July! You receive $1,000 just for saving $130 of your own money!
Starting in 2022, the City will offer Lively as an HSA option. Why? We believe they offer some services that we can’t get anywhere else.
- Employee portal
- Debit cards
- INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR HSA FUNDS
FAQ about HSAs
Top 5 Reasons to Choose an HSA
VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE
Enrollment information for NON-SWORN employees here. If you elect voluntary life insurance, OneAmerica is including Accidental Death & Dismemberment at no additional cost for the same benefit amount as your life insurance.
Enrollment information for SWORN employees here. If you elect voluntary life insurance, OneAmerica is including Accidental Death & Dismemberment at no additional cost for the same benefit amount as your life insurance.
Why are they different? Sworn employees do not receive Short Term or Long Term disability and Non-Sworn do!
The City currently provides short term and long term disability to Non-Sworn employees. OneAmerica is now the provider for the long term disability. The Non-Sworn application will provide information about that benefit.
Do you need to change or update your beneficiary information? Here is the form for that!