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

Cigna has notified all current members in the health plan of the 2018-2019 Wellness Incentive through a mailing done back on August 2018. Click HERE for details about this incentive. 

Screenings, Assessments and Appointments made will be reviewed after August 31, 2019 when the first year of the program is complete. Incentives will be mailed out shortly thereafter. 

The 2019-2020 Wellness Incentive Flyer was also mailed out to current health plan participants! Click HERE to view.


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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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