As part of the Finance Department in the City the Pension & Benefits office provides administration and guidance for employees and retirees who are covered by City benefit plans. Retirement plans include a 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, the Waterbury Retirement System which is a defined benefit plan, a 403(b) plan for Department of Education employees and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.

Welfare benefits include medical, health & wellness benefits, dental, pharmacy, life insurance, AD&D, a Section 125 flexible spending account, dependent care account (daycare), as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. There are also voluntary supplemental benefits available. We currently cover over 11,000 active employees, family members and retirees under City programs.

In an effort to improve your access to information and forms, we have included much of what you need below.

Current News & Events


FSA Open Enrollment - Starts 11/1/2019

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to pay for eligible Health Care and/or Dependent Care (example: daycare) expenses with pre-tax dollars. The amount you designate will be deducted from each of your paychecks on a pre-tax basis and put into one of these accounts.

Once enrolled, the funds can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical and/or dependent care expenses incurred during the plan year. The program also offers the ease of a debit card which makes your access to FSA funds immediate. 

Enroll online beginning November 1 at Open Enrollment ends November 25, 2019.All new user to the website will need to create a new account by selecting the "New User" Link. If you have already used the online system, you are currently set up with your username and password.

Click HERE for online instructions, brochures and eligible expenses. 


Forms, Documents, & Links


Meet Patrick, our "Benefits Guy"

If you have general questions or are interested in learning more about a particular benefits topic, Patrick can help you out! Just select your topic: Click HERE and he will cover the topic in a short video! 

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Contact Information

Pension & Benefits Manager
Karen Lang

City Hall Building
235 Grand Street, 2nd floor
Waterbury, CT 06702 

Phone: (203) 574-6844
Fax: (203) 346-2685

Benefits Analyst
Cindy Van Deursen 

Benefits Analyst
Heather Boyd

Administrative Associate III
Stephanie James