City of Riverside California Human Resources
:: New Hire/Promotion Benefits

Welcome and congratulations on your new position with the City of Riverside! Below you will find important information to help you get started as a newly hired or promoted employee.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered to benefitted employees, consisting of various Health/Vision Plans, Dental Plans, Life Insurance, State Disability Insurance, and Retirement Benefits. Other benefits include: 401(a) & 457 Deferred Compensation Plans,  Additional Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care) and Long Term Disability insurance (LTD).  Please review your Benefits insert posted on the Summary of Your Benefits page.

Benefit Resources

Below you will find information and resources that will assist you in making benefit enrollment selections.
2015 Benefit Plan Rates Frequently Asked Questions
Benefits Checklist Provider Directory
Benefits Presentation Summary of Your Benefits
Employee Online Benefits Guide  

Benefit Enrollment Process

Online Enrollment

As a new hire or promoted (non-benefitted to benefitted) employee, you have 30 days from your date of hire or promotion to submit most benefit enrollment requests. Employees MUST enroll in benefits using the Employee Online system. Prior to beginning the online enrollment process, please review the Employee Online Benefits Guide for detailed information on enrollment into the following benefit plans:
Beneficiary Designation
All benefitted employees are automatically enrolled in basic life insurance and in the CalPERS retirement system. To designate beneficiaries for these benefit plans, please submit the following benefit forms to the Human Resources Benefits Division within 30 days of hire or promotion date.


Other Benefits Enrollment

The City offers Other Benefits including Additional Life Insurance, 401(a) & 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, and State Disability Insurance to newly hired or promoted employees. To enroll in Additional Life Insurance or a Deferred Compensation Plan, please complete the forms listed below. 

For State Disability Insurance, enrollment is AUTOMATIC for General Unit (SEIU), Refuse (SEIU) and Confidential employees.  NO enrollment forms are necessary. 

*Enrollment forms for the 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan MUST be submitted within 30 days of hire or promotion date.

**Enrollment for the 457 Deferred Compensation Plans and Additional Life Insurance can be submitted at anytime during the year.  For Additional Life Insurance enrollment requests outside of the initial 30 day window from hire or promotion date, a Medical History Statement must be completed.


If You Have Questions...

We encourage you to use on-line resources and toll-free provider numbers to obtain answers to questions from Plan Providers (e.g. Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Local Dental Advantage, Tri-Ad and VSP) directly. You can obtain provider contact information by accessing the Provider Directory page. Specific problems or questions (e.g. billing) that cannot be addressed by the plan providers should be sent via email to or call (951) 826-5639.


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