Employee Benefits

20 E. Main St., Suite 600
Mesa, AZ 85201

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Hours of Operation
Contact Information

480-644-4548 Fax



Important Documents and Links

2020 New Hire Benefits Guide


Click on the Connect Your Care Logo to learn how to save money on medical and dependent care expenses.

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PD 2016

Plan Document

Federally Mandated Notices

New Employees

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Welcome to the City of Mesa!

The City offers a host of health and welfare benefits from medical, dental and vision coverage, to flexible spending accounts and income protection plans such as short-term disability and life insurance.  The New Hire Benefits Guide will provide you with an overview of the benefits available with plan highlights, eligibility, instructions on how to enroll and monthly costs. 

Be prepared to make your benefit elections

The following is a checklist to help you keep track of what you will need to do prior to your New Employee Orientation (NEO) meeting:
  1. Read and familiarize yourself with the New Hire Benefits Guide prior to the meeting.  Call the Employee Benefits office with any questions you may have, otherwise, be prepared to ask your questions at the NEO meeting.
  2. Locate and bring photocopies of any applicable verification documents if you are intending to enroll your spouse/committed-partner and or eligible dependents to any benefit plan coverage (e.g. marriage certificates, birth certificates, adoption/legal-guardianship paperwork, Affidavit/Declaration of Committed Partnership, etc.)  See Dependent Eligibility section of the New Hire Benefits Guide for additional information.
  3. Bring social security number's (don't need to bring a hard copy of cards) for all your eligible dependents you are intending to enroll.
  4. You may need to complete an Enrollment and Statement of Health (ESH) form for certain coverage amounts above the guaranteed issue levels for Supplemental Life Insurance on yourself or eligible spouse (spouse's signature required if electing coverage above guaranteed issue).  See Life Insurance section of the guide for additional information.

Enroll using eBenMesa

  • During your NEO meeting, you will be provided with detailed information about how to enroll using eBenMesa, our online enrollment tool; you will also be asked to update your contact information via an online ESS application.
  • Be prepared to make your beneficiary designations via eBenMesa during your NEO meeting (can also be updated throughout the year).  Note that Arizona is a community property state, so if you are designating any portion of the employee Basic or Supplemental life insurance to someone other than an applicable spouse as primary beneficiary, you must have your spouse complete a Spouse Waiver and Release Form (this does not apply to committed partnerships).  Life insurance for a spouse and/or dependent children are automatically designated to the employee as primary beneficiary and cannot be changed. 

Who is eligible for what benefits

Benefit Options F/T Employees Benefit Eligible P/T Employees Elected Officials Spouse/CP & Dependent Children
Medical/Rx Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dental Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vision Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes
EAP Yes Yes Yes Yes
LTD Yes Yes Yes No
STD Yes Yes No No
Basic Life & ADD Yes No Yes No
Supp Life Yes Yes Yes Yes
BTA Insurance Yes No Yes No
FSA Yes Yes Yes No

Dependent Eligibility Verification Requirements

Dependent Type Eligibility Definition Documents Required for Verification
Spouse Person to whom you are legally married Marriage Certificate
Committed Partner (CP) and
CP Child(ren)
Must meet City of Mesa Eligibility Requirements Committed Partner Declaration (Notarized)
Natural Child(ren) Child(ren) of Employee/Retiree who are under age 26 Birth Certificate
Stepchild(ren) Child(ren) of Employee/Retiree Spouse who is under age 26 Birth Certificate -and- Marriage Certificate showing Spouse as parent
Child(ren) Legally Adopted Child(ren) legally adopted by Employee/Retiree who is under age 26 Court documentation
Disabled Child(ren) Natural, Step or Adopted Child(ren) of Employee/Retiree (no age limit) who is incapable of self-care due to physical or mental illness (disability must occur prior to aging out of health plan) Birth Certificate -and- Certification of Disability from SSA -and- Certification of Disabled Adult Dependent Child Letter


For additional information, please contact Employee Benefits at 480.644.2299 or via email at