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) Plan, the City Retirement System and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Teachers may participate in a 403(b) plan, but that is administered by the Department of Education rather than this office. Please contact the Department of Education directly about the 403(b).  For your convenience, 403(b) forms are available on this site.

Welfare benefits include medical, 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 12,000 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

Open Enrollment 2017

Open Enrollment will begin May 15th and run through June 9th.

During this time, you will have the opportunity to make the following changes:

  Changes to your coverage

  Add/Drop dependents

  Add/Drop coverage

  Opt Out Provision (if applicable)

All changes must be complete and submitted to the Benefits Office no later than June 9th. Click HERE to go to the Open Enrollment page.   


Forms, Documents, & Links

Listing files in 'Department Materials'

Additional Links

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