DC Water offers a comprehensive benefits package that enables us to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce. The DC Water Benefits Program is a cafeteria plan as defined by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 125. For new hires, benefits are effective at the first of the month following your date of hire.
DC Water provides you with access to top-quality healthcare coverage by paying 80% of the total cost of medical premiums. You have a choice of medical coverage through a Cigna Open Access Plus (PPO) Plan, Cigna Network (HMO) Plan and a Kaiser Permanente HMO Plan.
All medical plan options provide you with comprehensive coverage, but vary in costs and some available options. Prescription drug benefits are included with all medical plan options. Before you enroll, review your options ask questions and consider the choice that is best for your needs.
From routine cleanings to oral surgery and orthodontia coverage, DC Water’s dental benefits are designed to keep you smiling.You have the option of coverage through two available plans: Delta Dental PPO and United Concordia HMO.
You may enroll for dental benefits even if you do not sign up for medical coverage. Your eligible dependents may be covered, too.
Vision care is important to your overall health, and vision benefits can be a valuable part of your total benefits package – covering exams and prescription eyewear for you and your family. United Healthcare is the vision care provider for the DC Water benefits program.
UnitedHealthcare Vision is a prepaid vision services plan that offers benefitsthrough a nationwide provider network that includes private practice and retail optical providers. You can also receive services from out-of-network providers.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) can be a valuable tax-savings tool! FSA’s allow you can set aside money from your paycheck – tax-free for certain everyday expenses, such as health care copayments and daycare center fees. DC Water offers a Healthcare FSA for medical, dental and vision expenses and a Dependent care FSA for eligible child and adult care services.
DC Water offers you two FSA options:
• Health Care FSA – For eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses.
• Dependent Care FSA – For eligible expenses for children and adult care services.
When making your benefit choices, consider enrolling in a Health Care FSA and/or a Dependent Care FSA to take advantage of tax-savings on eligible expenses.
It is never too early to start planning for retirement. The DC Water benefits program helps you build toward your long-term goals. You have the tools to reach your financial objectives through your own contributions, an employer match, and a diverse assortment of investment options. DC Water retirement benefits include a Section 401(a) Plan and a Section 457(b) Plan.
DC Water retirement benefits include:
• Section 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan
• Section 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan with an additional matching contribution to the 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan
Life insurance can provide you with the peace of mind that your family will have some financial protection if something happens to you. Through the DC Water benefit program, you have access to several life insurance options including Group Term Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage and Supplemental Life Insurance coverage for you and your eligible dependents.
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