Salt Lake City

Human Resources

Phone: (801) 535-7900

Benefits and Wellness

SLC Virtual Financial Fair

Welcome to the 3rd quarter of SLC360! During this quarter we will focus on Financial Wellness. Last year we gathered together for a Financial Fair. This year, since we cannot gather in person, we decided to go virtual. The 2021 SLC360 Financial Health Fair will be hosting virtual presentations from our different financial vendors. These presentations are available to all SLC employees and their families. If you have questions about the event please contact Trent.Steele@slcgov.com.

The Financial Wellness Fair will take place from March 1-5

TIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
11:00Teaching Your Kids How to Manage MoneyAre You Financially On-Track for Retirement?SLC Retirement Guide URS Retirement Timeline Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth
1:00The Psychology Behind Saving Money and Other Good Financial HabitsAVIBEN HRA Changes and Program Review The Five Pillars of Personal FinanceSocial Security Overview Basics of Estate Planning

URS Webinars:

Stay on Target WebinarTier 2 ChoiceSavings Plans Webinar
Tier 1 Benefits WebinarDon’t Panic. Understand Timeless Investment Principles WebinarWays To Be Generous To Your Future Self: Retirement Savings Strategies
Rethinking Retirement in Pandemic Times: For All Stages of the JourneyTier 2 Public Safety and Firefighters: Understanding Benefit Changes 2020Retirement Payout Options: Is a Partial Lump-Sum Option Right for You? Webinar
401(k) Option Webinar Tier 1 public safety and firefighter retirement benefits Tier 2 Choice Webinar 
Tax Advantage Retirement AccountsURS Investment Options Exploring the enormous personal and lifestyle transitions in retirement. 
Tier 1 Public Safety/Firefighter Webinar 401k, 457, traditional IRA and Roth IRA. Want to know which one(s) works best for you? 

EAP Financial Resources:

Our financial experts can assist with a wide range of issues.

Talk to us about:

  • Retirement planning, taxes
  • Relocation, mortgages, insurance
  • Budgeting, debt, bankruptcy and more

Contact the EAP:

  • Public Employees: 855-823-5389 Company ID: SLC
  • SLCStrong: 844-206-4097 Company ID: SLCPS

NFP Resources:

One on one consultations with NFP financial advisors: https://go.oncehub.com/SaltLakeCity

Empower Resources:

Retirement:

  • Health Savings Accounts: Health Savings Accounts (or HSAs) have grown in popularity as a way to save for healthcare costs. However, many people are still unfamiliar with how to use HSAs and the benefits associated with them.
  • Planning For Retirement: Research shows that many people don’t have enough saved for retirement – you may be in this position, but it’s not too late to start saving! Learn more about the importance of saving now to help you afford your living expenses after retirement.
  • Reverse mortgages: If you’re nearing retirement and own your home — or if you’re looking for creative ways to supplement your income — a reverse mortgage may be worth considering. Learn the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage before you make a decision.
  • When to Collect Social Security: Even if you have a savings plan in place, Social Security can be an important source of future income. Learn more about Social Security and how you might plan to use it to support your living expenses in retirement.

Saving:

  • Budgeting for Families: Understanding how to set a family budget doesn’t have to be intimidating – learning how to save, spend and plan for life events can put you on the path to financial well‐being. Learn more about how you can create budgeting solutions for you and your family.
  • Building emergency savings: It’s important to make sure you’re prepared for unexpected situations. Learn more about how you can build a savings account dedicated to dealing with emergency circumstances, such as healthcare, costly repairs and loss of income.
  • Buying a home: Everyone’s journey to homeownership is different, but there are some common things every homebuyer should prepare for before they jump in.
  • Certificates of deposit: Certificates of deposit, or CDs, are a type of financial account designed to hold your money for a fixed amount of time with low associated risk — and you earn guaranteed interest in return. Learn more about what is involved in opening a CD to decide if this saving tool is right for you.
  • Checking accounts: A checking account can be an important tool to help you meet your financial goals. Learn the basic features of checking accounts, including how to select, open, and use a checking account, understanding the fees associated with checking accounts, and how to keep your checking account secure.
  • Creating a budget: Only about one-third of Americans create and maintain a budget* — are you one of them? A budget can help you stay on top of your finances by helping you plan where your money will go instead of wondering where it went. *Source: Gallup poll telephone interviews conducted with 1,012 adults; April 11-14, 2013.
  • Debt management: Approximately 80% of Americans are in debt,* and that includes examples like credit cards, student loans and mortgages. Learn how to make a plan to manage your debt, with insights around determining how much debt is too much, how to calculate your debt-to-income ratio and explore different strategies to help pay down your debt. *Source: Nitro College study of 1,000 Americans; 2019.
  • Family conversations about money: Money can be a difficult thing to talk about. But having proactive, honest conversations about money within your family can help reduce stress and improve the financial capability of generations to come.
  • Health Savings Accounts: Health Savings Accounts (or HSAs) have grown in popularity as a way to save for healthcare costs. However, many people are still unfamiliar with how to use HSAs and the benefits associated with them.
  • Mobile and online banking: Learn how you can make money management a part of your everyday routine, right from your phone or computer.
  • Paying for college: It may seem like the cost of college is out of reach. But with a little bit of research, planning and saving, you can figure out how to pay for the college education you’ve always wanted for yourself or your children.
  • Savings accounts: You have a lot of choices when it comes to savings accounts. We can help you narrow down the list so you can maximize your money.

Investments:

  • Investment property: If you’ve seen any TV shows about house flipping, you may be familiar with the concept of investment properties. Have you considered if property investment is right for you? Learn the fundamentals in this brief guide.
  • Family conversations about money: Money can be a difficult thing to talk about. But having proactive, honest conversations about money within your family can help reduce stress and improve the financial capability of generations to come.

Mental Health Fair Information

View the event flyer here.

Virtual Mental Health Fair Webinars

 

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness.

More than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.

Taking the time to address your mental health in very important. A first step a City employee can make is reaching out to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), ComPsych.

ComPsych is here to help City employees with anything going on in their lives or family. This includes spouses and children up to the age of 26, or an Adult Designee. There is no sign-up required, no cost for the program and it is entirely confidential.

The Primary benefit offered by ComPsych is up to 10 (15 for SLC Strong participants) face-to-face or virtual counseling sessions free of charge, per event per year. An event is any relationship or personal issue causing stress to you and family.

Video Program Overview:

ComPsych® GuidanceResources® program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. For more information, visit their website here, or call the numbers below. 

Public Employees 1-855-823-5389 Company ID: SLC

SLC Strong 1-844-206-4097 Company ID: SLCPS

 

COVID and Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of challenges and stressors in our personal and professional lives. ComPsych trainers have designed a series of webinars to offer guidance and best practices to help you navigate the unique situations that many people will encounter over the coming months.

COVID-19 Webinar Resources:

Additional Mental Health Resources

PEHP Mental Health Resources

Preauthorization Not Required

For outpatient services

  • Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)

Preauthorization Required for

  • Inpatient (for short term stabilization)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Residential Treatment
  • Day Treatment

Examples of Disorders covered

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive
  • Eating
  • Impulse-Control
  • Mood
  • Personality
  • Substance Abuse

Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

  • Covered In-network ONLY
  • Up to 30 days per plan year
  • Pre-Auth required
    • ER used for urgent admits

PTSD diagnosis

  • IAFF Centers of Excellence (fire only)
  • Salt Lake Behavioral Network (all employees eligible)

Finding Providers

Who can I call in crisis?

Call 911

Emergency Hotline Numbers

  • UNI Crisis Line (Mobile outreach team) 801-587-3000
  • Salt Lake County Crisis Line 800-587-3000 or text LISTEN to 741741
  • Mental Health America Hotline Text MHA to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK or Text HOME to 741741
  • USA National Suicide Hotlines 800-SUICIDE
  • SAMHSA National Helpline 800-662-HELP
  • Crisis Text Line Text CONNECT to 741741

Live On Utah:

Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead and Live On

Need help? Call the Lifeline. 1.800.273.8255 Speak to a Licensed Clinician Anonymous, Free and Local.

https://liveonutah.org/

Benefits and Wellness

Medical Plus HSA or Flex Account

Information on Health & Flex  Savings Accounts.

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Dental

Information on Dental Coverage

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Vision

Information on Vision Coverage.

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Wellness

Information on the new wellness program.

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Employee Health Clinic

Information on the Employee only Clinic.

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EAP: Counseling, Legal, Financial Support and more

Resources and information for personal or work-life issues.

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Leaves of Absence

Learn about the leave options available to you.

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Short Term Disability

Information on Short Term Disability.

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Long Term Disability

Information on Long Term Disability

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SLC Strong EAP for Public Safety Officers

SLC’s dedicated employee assistance program for Public Safety Officers.

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Life Insurance

Information on life insurance options.

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Retirement

Information on retirement benefits for employees.

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Dependent Care Flex Account

Information on how to save money with Dependent Care Flex Spending Account.

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Tuition Reimbursement

Information on employee tuition reimbursement.

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Paid Time Off

Details and exclusions on Paid Leave.

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Accident, Illness or Hospital Indemnity Policies

Information on optional supplemental income protections.

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Hyatt Legal

Information on additional legal services.

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Other Voluntary Benefits

Information on additional  resources for SLC employees.

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COBRA Continuation Coverage

Your health benefits end when you no longer work for the City. Learn how you can continue your coverage with COBRA.