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


Wellness Incentive 2018

Cigna has notified all current members in the health plan of the 2018 Wellness Incentive through a mailing done in August 2018. Click HERE for details about this years incentive. 


Health & Dependent Care FSA - Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the FSA will begin November 1, 2018 and run through November 30, 2018. To enroll (re-enroll), please follow the online enrollment instructions posted HERE.  

An FSA allows you to pay for eligible expenses on a pretax basis. As a result, your salary is reduced before taxes are assessed, and you pay less in taxes. The city offers both the Healthcare FSA and the Dependent Care FSA. If you have children in daycare, preschool, before/after school, or summer camp, the Dependent Care can be used. 


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

Administrative Associate III
Stephanie James