Health Insurance

shieldQ: When is the open enrollment period for our insurance?


A: The open enrollment period for insurance will occur May-June 2017, with an effective date of coverage of 07/01/17.  For those involuntarily losing coverage, you are entitled to enroll within 31 days of that loss event, so the effective date of coverage becomes the first of the month following the loss.

Social Security Myth

Q: Do Firefighters collect Social Security when they retire?


A:  No. The City does not pay into Social Security on the employee’s behalf.

Why are New Havens Fire Trucks White?

Q. Why are NH fire trucks white?


A. During WWII the city practiced blackouts out of concern of sub attack from the harbor. The fire trucks were painted white to increase visibility.