The Town of Norton offers the benefits listed below to all eligible Town and Norton School Department employees.
To change your payroll tax withholding status or other deduction withholding information, please forward the completed form to the Treasurer's Office.
(Note: MA State W/H Form only needed if different from Federal Form)
Waiver Form This form should be completed for all benefits the employee does not choose to enroll in.
As a member of the Southeastern MA Health Group (SMHG), the Town of Norton offers Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO and PPO health insurance plans.
Effective for plan year FY2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that employers provide a Summary of Coverage and Benefits (SBC) for each of it's plans, to all eligible employees. This information is available here on the website, or will be provided in writing upon request.
The Town offers 3 dental plans through DMS and Altus. The Dental Overview provides a description of each plan and includes the rates for FY 2015. Enrollment Form
Vision Care Plan
As of July 1, 2013, the Town will offer a vision care plan through Davis Vision. This is a network plan with a very broad network of providers. Enrollment Form
Cancer and Accident Insurance Plans
The Town offers both Cancer and Accident coverage through Allstate Insurance Company. These plans are administered by LifePlus Insurance Agency, Inc. in Marshfield, MA. To enroll or for claims assistance, contact LifePlus at (866) 511-9222.
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance is available through LifePlus Insurance Agency, Inc.in Marshfield, MA. For a complimentary consultation contact LifePlus at (866) 511-9222 or you may contact representative, John Bridges, directly at (508) 292-1914.
Basic & Voluntary Life Insurance
The Town of Norton administers, through Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, two group life insurance policies to it employees at the time of hire. They are the Basic Life Insurance Plan and the Voluntary Plan. The Basic plan provides a $4,000 Death Benefit and a $4,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit. The Town pays 75% of the cost and the employee pays 25%. The Voluntary Plan provides coverage up to $400,000 and is available at the employee’s expense. Policies exceeding $100,000 require a completed Evidence of Insurability Form. Enrollment Form
Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance is available through Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company. Rates and Enrollment Form
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are a way for employees to set aside pretax dollars to pay for out of pocket medical/dental expenses, prescription drug co-pays and dependent care costs. Norton employees have the option of establishing a FSA through Cafeteria Plan Advisors Inc. (CPA). The enrollment period for this benefit is the month of November for the following calendar year. For further details regarding 2014 enrollment, see Enrollment & Benny Card
As of January 1, 2013, all Medical Flexible Spending Accounts will include the "Benny" Card. This card is provided at no cost to the employee and is meant to be used like a credit card at the time of service instead of paying out of pocket and submitting receipts for reimbursement later on. Please read Important Information About Your "Benny" Card for complete details about how the card works. 2013 FSA Enrollment Form
The Town of Norton offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through the ESI. The Employee Assistance Group offers assistance with personal issues affecting job performance and other areas of the employee’s life. The EAP is a confidential resource available to employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For information, call (800) 252-4555 or (800) 225-2527 or visit the website www.theEP.com
Deferred Compensation Options - 457 Plan or 403b Accounts (school dept. only)
Employees may invest pretax dollars in a 457 plan through the Mass Smart Plan or Met Life.
For Met Life, the contact person is Richard Harwood at (617) 371-6330.
For the Smart Plan, the contact person is Vito DeSimone at (401) 439-3715. Also, visit the Smart Plan website
School department employees may also have the option of investing in a 403b account if they choose. The Town's 3rd party administrator for the plan is TSA Consulting. TSA can be reached by phone at (888) 796-3786. To go to the TSA website click here