The Town of Dedham offers a variety of health insurance options to benefit eligible town and school employees through the West Suburban Health Group (WSHG), a municipal joint purchase group organized under Mass. General Laws Chapter 32B, §12. The Town offers health insurance from the following insurance carriers:
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Please be advised that benefit eligible employees have 30 days from their date of hire to make benefit selections.
If you missed the 2020 Open Enrollment deadline (FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020), you will have to wait until our next Open Enrollment in spring of 2021. However, there are qualifying life events that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the annual Open Enrollment Period. The Special Enrollment Period is 30 days from the date of the event.
IRS Qualifying Life Events:
- Loss of Coverage
- Losing existing health coverage
- Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent’s plan
- Changes in Household
- Getting married or divorced
- Having a baby or adoption of a child
- Death in the family
- Changes in residence
- Moving out of service area
For more information regarding benefits, please contact Deb Deegan, Benefits Coordinator at 781-751-9174