Employee Benefits

The City of Bothell is represented by four employee unions and one non-Represented group:
  • AFSCME Union (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees)
  • BPC Union (Bothell Police Captains) 
  • BPOG Union (Bothell Police Officers Guild)
  • IAFF Union (International Association of Firefighter)
  • Non-Represented

For position classifications, please visit the Job Classifications.

Summary of Benefits by Union

  2. BPC
  3. BPOG
  4. IAFF
  5. Non-Represented

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Benefits:

Medical/ Dental/ Vision Coverage

The City of Bothell utilizes the Association of Washington Cities as our third party administrators for Medical/Dental/Vision. The AWC Employee Benefit Trust is Washington's largest local government benefit pool for cities, towns, and other local governments. We provide quality, efficient, and cost-effective benefit and health promotion programs with the highest level of service.

Medical Information:

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee and 90% of the premium for spouse and dependents up to age 26.

Combined Insurance Enrollment Form

The City has two medical insurance companies for AFSCME employees to choose from options:


Regence is a non-profit that utilizes the broader Blue Cross/BlueShield network to provide coverage throughout the US and abroad. The benefits are comprehensive, and the provider network is expansive, with a choice of many member pharmacies. Member physicians must be used for the highest level of payment.

Regence Healthfirst $250 Deductible Summary

Regence Healthfirst $250 Deductible Brochure

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc. offer coordinated-care plans with care provided by Washington Permanente Medical Group physicians and clinicians at Kaiser Permanente operated facilities.

Kaiser Permanente $200 Deductible with $20 Co-pay Summary

Kaiser Permanente $200 Deductible with $20 Co-pay Brochure

Medical Opt-Out

When an employee is eligible to receive family medical benefits through employment with the City and the employee and family members are covered by medical benefits elsewhere, the employee may choose to “opt-out” of receiving City medical benefits for himself/herself and his/her family. 

Medical Opt-Out Form

Dental Information:

The City utilizes Delta Dental of Washington for employees. Delta Dental has worked to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage more affordable. Nearly 90% of Washington dentists are in-network, giving members a wide choice for obtaining dental care.

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee and 90% of the premium for spouse and dependents up to age 26.

Delta Dental of Washington Overview - Plan F

Delta Dental of Washington Booklet - Plan F

Included is Orthodontic Plan 

Delta Dental of Washington Orthodontics Rider Plan V

Vision Information:

The City's vision plan through Vision Service Plan (VSP) provides coverage for a vision exam, lenses, and frames. 

The City pays 100% of the premium for employee, spouse, and dependents up to age 26.

VSP $0 Co-pay Summary

VSP $0 Co-pay Booklet

Tax-Favored Plans - FSA and VEBA

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account you defer a portion of your paycheck into so that you use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs. You don’t pay taxes on this money. Maximum of $2700 can be contributed each year. This plan is a yearly subscription that must be renewed by the employee.

FSA Enrollment Form

FSA Carryover

A Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) is a tax-exempt, irrevocable Trust under Section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code. A VEBA is funded solely by the employer, who makes pre-tax contributions to the Trust on behalf of employees, to pay for current and/or future medical healthcare expenses. 

VEBA Toolkit

BPAS Claim Finder

The Standard - Life and Disability Insurance

The City pays 100% of the premiums for the employee.

Summary of Life and Disability Insurance

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Certificate

  • Group term life insurance policy with a $50,000 benefit.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage and a seatbelt benefit are also included.
  • Supplemental insurance is available

Short-Term Disability Insurance Certificate

  • Employees are offered a short-term disability policy providing income protection of 60% of their pre-disability earnings after a 30 day waiting period.

Long Term Disability Insurance Certificate

  • There is also a long-term disability policy included for benefits if the disability period exceeds six months.