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Barbara Brown, Benefits Manager

Operating Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M. Thursday:
8:30 A.M. -- 7:30 P.M.
8:30 A.M. -- 12:30 P.M.


Open Enrollment for Flexible Spending

Through Benefit Strategies

We are pleased to announce that the City will be offering Fall Open Enrollment for Flexible Spending starting on Tuesday, November 1st – Wednesday, November30th with an effective date of January 1, 2017. Flexible Spending is being offered to all active, benefit-eligible employees.

NOTE: As a reminder for those of you who currently participate in the Flexible Spending plan during the 2016 tax year and would like to continue to participate in 2017, you will need to re-enroll by logging onto your account with Benefit Strategies or by completing the 2017 Enrollment Form by the deadlines noted above.

Flex Spending Education Meetings

10 a.m.City Hall (2nd Floor BOA Chambers)
93 Highland Ave.
4 p.m.City Hall (2nd Floor BOA Chambers)
93 Highland Ave.

How do I enroll in the Flexible Spending Plan?

All eligible employees are able to enroll on-line through the Benefit Strategies website at  If you do not have access to a computer, you may complete the Flexible Benefit Plan Enrollment Form here and return it to Personnel at City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 024143 no later than Wednesday, November 30th.



The City of Somerville provides comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, group and voluntary life insurance, supplemental insurance, flexible spending account and deferred compensation.


Medical icon links to Medical Benefits Page

Tooth icon links to dental benefits page

Icon of people links to Group Life & Supplemental Insurance Info

UNUM Long Term Disability Insurance

Vision Service Plan

Button for employee perks

Muscle flexing icon links to Flex Spending program page

Button links to the employee assistance program

Deferred compensation button

Button links to City Retirement


Colleen Tam
Benefits Specialist
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone:  617-625-6600 x3312
Fax:  617-591-3115

Mary Alice Lally
Benefits Coordinator
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-625-6600 x3320
Fax:  617-591-3115