Welcome Alex - the City's Virtual Benefits Counselor

The City has also implemented a virtual tool in order to assist new and existing employees with electing the best benefit options to meet your needs.  Please take a moment to meet Alex, and review the options available to you.

Click here to meet with Alex - Your virtual Assistant


Click the graphic to review the 2023 Open Enrollment information.


This packet will provide you with detailed information regarding the necessary steps you and your spouse (if covered under our plan) must complete in order to be compliant and receive the incentive rate for the 2023 plan year.

All requirements for the 2024 plan year must be completed and submitted to Synergy no later than 10/31/2023.


We are now approaching our Annual Open Enrollment Election period. All full time employees are required to complete their annual enrollment elections in the Kronos system. 

Annual Enrollment begins on Monday, November 14, 2022.  Enroll using Kronos (Kronos is accessible from home!)

The deadline for completing your enrollment is Monday, November 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. Changes will take effect on January 1, 2023 and remain in effect until December 31, 2023.

If you participate in Flexible Spending you must re-enroll your elections for the new plan year!

Medical and Limited Medical FSA Max per year is $3050.00 or $117.30 per pay period.
Dependent Care FSA Max: Election option must not exceed a total
contribution of $5000 per Calendar year or $208.33 per pay period ($2,500 if married filing separately)

Have questions or need help? Benefit Resource Center can help!


The City and Schools have received the renewal information for our health and dental plans for the upcoming plan year. We will be offering 2 health insurance plan choices: KeyCare 30 and the Lumenos HDHP + HSA plans. The rates for the health insurance and dental plans are shown below. Our health plan will continue to be administered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and the dental plan will continue to be administered by Delta Dental.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Monthly rates January 1 through December 31, 2023

KeyCare 30 - City's Core Plan

Coverage Tier Wellness Employee
Monthly Premium
Non Wellness/
New Hire Employee
Monthly Premium
Subscriber Only $ 66.82 $ 106.82
Subscriber + one child $ 241.82 $ 281.82
Subscriber + children $ 735.36 $ 775.36
Subscriber + spouse $ 668.44 $ 708.44
Family $ 834.76 $ 874.76

Lumenos HDHP + HSA - Buy Down Plan

Plan Wellness Employee
Monthly Premium
Non Wellness/
New Hire Employee
Monthly Premium
Subscriber only $ 21.52 $ 61.52
Subscriber + one child $ 140.30 $ 180.30
Subscriber + children $ 509.60 $ 549.60
Subscriber + spouse $ 463.26 $ 503.26
Family $ 578.54 $ 618.54

Delta Dental

Monthly rates January 1 through December 31, 2023

Plan Monthly Premium Employer Share Employee Share
Subscriber only $33.20 $33.20 $ 0.00
Subscriber + one dependent $57.60 $33.20 $24.40
Family $92.70 $33.20 $59.50


NEW LUMENOS PLAN MEMBERS - The City will continue to offer a one-time deposit to the health savings account (HSA) for any current employee that signs up for this coverage. This deposit will be $800 for the individual coverage and $1,200 for all other plan choices. This will only apply to any employee that is enrolling in the Lumenos plan for the first time during open enrollment. This deposit will be made after January 1, 2023 for all established plans.

CURRENT LUMENOS PLAN MEMBERS - The City will begin to provide an annual contribution into the HSA account for employees who have the plan as of December 31, 2022. The contribution amount will be $60 per month for subscriber only coverage ($720 per year) and $90 per month for all other lines of coverage ($1080 per year).

As always, the SALEM EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLNESS CLINIC located at 15 East Clay St. is open to serve your needs. USE OF THE CLINIC IS FREE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES AND DEPENDENTS AGE 2+ ON THE CITY’S HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN and can more than offset the cost of medical services you would pay at a doctor’s office, urgent care center, or emergency room. I urge you to utilize this clinic to the fullest extent possible.