P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
Riverview Towers Building
111 Soledad, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78205
Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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All full-time civilian City of San Antonio employees and their eligible dependents have the ability to participate in the Civilian Benefits Program. Part-time and temporary (seasonal) employees who work less than 30 hours per week are not eligible to enroll.
Employees with alternate health care coverage have the option of waiving the City’s health care coverage during Open Enrollment or within 31 days from their date of hire. If this is the case, employees will be asked to provide information about their alternate health care coverage.
The following is a list of information required by the City to add a dependent. Additional information may be requested to complete your enrollment.
In addition, one (1) of the following supporting documents is also required:
City-sponsored benefits are available to domestic partners (same and opposite gender) and their dependent children. Domestic partnership is defined as a committed relationship between two (2) adults, which meets all of the following conditions:
The Domestic Partner Enrollment Packet includes an enrollment form, the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership, and information regarding domestic partner tax implications. The completed Domestic Partner Enrollment Packet along with all of the required information must be submitted to your department's Employee Relations Team or to Human Resources Customer Service during open enrollment or within 31 days of establishing a domestic partnership to add to your domestic partner to the City's health plans.
When you enroll your domestic partner or your partner’s child in one of the City’s health plans, the IRS considers the City’s contribution toward the additional coverage as income for federal tax purposes. This income is the amount the City contributes towards the cost of additional coverage for your domestic partner and/or your partner’s child. Any increase in your bi-weekly payroll deduction amount to cover your domestic partner and/or your partner’s child is also taxable.
The amount of this income depends upon the plan in which you are enrolled and the level of your coverage. This income increases your taxable gross income for federal income taxes and FICA (Social Security and Medicare). Taxes are withheld from your paycheck and will be reported on your annual W-2 form. More details are available in the Domestic Partner Enrollment Packet.
This monthly income must be added to your gross taxable income per IRS Code. Below is a simplified example of how this income is calculated. The City understands that this is a complex issue. Please consult your personal tax advisor for assistance.
Benefit elections made during Open Enrollment remain in effect for the entire year, January 1 through December 31. The IRS requires that your benefit elections remain in effect the entire calendar year, unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event.
Qualifying Life Events may include:
You must notify the Employee Benefits Office within 31 calendar days of your Qualifying Life Event and provide all required documentation in order for the changes in your coverage to take effect during the calendar year. If you fail to notify the Employee Benefits Office (210.207.0073) within 31 calendar days and do not provide all required documentation, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment period to change your benefit elections.