Benefits Information

The Town of Burlington offers a variety of benefits to its employees and retirees. As a new employee, insurance begins on the first day of the month following your hire date. All new employees have 30 days only from their hire date to enroll in benefits.

You will not be eligible to enroll in benefits again until open enrollment (January 1st of each year) or if there is a qualifying event. To inquire about benefits contact the Benefits Department at 781-270-1623.

When you're ready to enroll, you will find the forms for each plan in the links on the left side of this page.

Health Insurance

Turning 65?

If you are retired and you or your covered spouse turns 65 and is eligible for Medicare you must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B.  

 If you are actively working for the Town of Burlington and you or your covered spouse is turning 65 and eligible for Medicare, you only need to apply for Medicare Part A.

Learn about your options for health insurance and Medicare

Health Plan Notices:
Notice of Privacy
MassHealth Connector

Health Plan add-ons (available to all health plan members at no additional cost):

Middlesex County Retirement System

Browse forms and guides on the Middlesex County Retirement System website.

Dental Plan

Our dental insurance company, Altus, is an employee paid dental plan.

Flex Spending Account

Flex Spending is offered to active employees to help with medical, dental and child care expenses. New employees must enroll within 30 days from date of hire.

Life Insurance

The town offers a $5,000 life insurance policy through The Hartford for $2.90 per month. Additional Life Insurance for up to $500,000 may be obtained for a higher premium.

Note: Must enroll within 30 days from date of hire or a proof of insurability will need to be provided after that time period.

Disability Insurance

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance is available through Lincoln Financial and is 100% employee paid through payroll deductions.

Note: Must enroll within 30 days from date of hire or proof of insurability will need to be provided after that time period.

Tax Shelters

Empower Retirement (formerly Great West), ICMA-RC, and Nationwide offer Deferred Compensation (457) plans for town employees. Both Deferred Compensation plans and a variety of 403B Tax Shelter Annuities are offered to school employees. 

See contact information for these plans, and the list of 403B companies for School Employees (PDF).

Note: Employees may enroll and make changes at any time.

Burlington Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union

All employees and household members may join the Burlington Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union (PDF).