New Employee

Welcome to The City of Savannah!  

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to serve as your foundation for good health, peace of mind and financial security; from medical, dental and vision coverage, to flexible spending accounts and income protection plans such as short-term disability and life insurance.  Some plan costs are fully paid by the City, some you pay for on a voluntary basis, and with others, costs are shared between you and the City. It is up to you to choose the plans that best fit your personal needs. 


You will find detailed information of the City of Savannah benefits, including premiums in the Benefits Guide.  


Voluntary Worksite Benefits 

Voluntary benefits can build on the benefits already provided by the City of Savannah, giving you additional protection that you and your family may need.  Premiums are paid by convenient payroll deductions You may take your coverage with you if you leave employment with the City of Savannah.  You will be responsible for paying the premiums directly to the vendor upon leaving the organization.  The following are the voluntary worksite benefits being offered. 

  • Allstate Accident Insurance 

  • Transamerica Cancer Insurance 

  • Lincoln Financial Short-Term Disability  


For detailed information on voluntary worksite benefits, click here.  

Contact Creative Worksite Solutions at 1-866-971-9715 or 



When Coverage Begins:  

As a new employee, you have 31 days from your date of hire to enroll in the benefit plansEmployees and dependents coverage will be effective in the medical and life insurance benefits 31 days after your date of hire. Dental and vision elections take effect after 30 days and the first of the next month.  (For example, if your hire date is February 7, 2021, your dental and vision coverages will take effect April 1, 2021). All elections are in effect for the entire plan year and may only be changed during Open Enrollment in November, unless you experience a life event . 


Eligible Employees/Dependents:  

You may enroll in the City of Savannah Employee Benefits’ programs if you are a permanent employee working at least 20 hours per week. 

You must be enrolled in the benefit in order to cover your dependents.  Eligible dependents include your spouse, domestic partner, and children up to age 26. The children must be your birth child, stepchild, or adopted child in order to be covered. 

If you would like to add a domestic partner to your plans, please review the Domestic Partner policy/affidavit below and submit back to the benefits department prior to 31 days of your hire date for review and approval.  


The Savannah Experience - Benefits Orientation 

Please view the Savannah Experience (Employee New Hire Virtual Orientation) here at the City of Savannah Online Learning Academy(SOLA).  Once you complete the Savannah Experience – Benefits Orientation portion, you will be able to complete your benefits enrollment.  


TBegin the Enrollment Process  

You Will Need the Following: 

  • Dependent names, dates of birth, genders and Social Security numbers 

  • Beneficiaries' names, dates of birth, genders and relationship to you. If you are naming a trust as your beneficiary, the name of the trust and the trust date. 

  • Note: if you are electing Supplemental Life Insurance above the guaranteed issued amounts (Employee: 1x annual base salary, Spouse: $30,000 and Child: $20,000) you will need to complete an Evidence of Insurability application for review/approval 



Ready Set Enroll!  


  • Online Benefits Enrollment Process 





If you are unable to complete the online enrollment process, you may print the Benefits Enrollment Form and return via email to Angelica Alfonso or through interoffice mail or mail directly to: 


Office of Human Resources Attn: Angelica Alfonso 

PO Box 1027  

Savannah, GA 31402 

Fax: 912-651-6484 


The Benefits Team is here to help if you have any questions!