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Save the Date! 

November 1st - November 15th

Benefits Open Enrollment

 Online Enrollment for ALL! Convenient access from work, home, ANYWHERE!!

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Pre-Open Enrollment Checklist

1. Test Your Online Access

Confirm you can access the Lawson Employee Self Service Portal at:  Select: Bookmarks>Employee Self Service>Benefits

You will need your City of Savannah (COS) email and password If you do not have your COS email/password or receive an error message please contact the IT help desk at 651-3282

2. Review Your Current Benefits 

Go to the Lawson Self Service Portal Select: Bookmarks > Employee Self Service > Current Benefits  

IMPORTANT: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) DO NOT rollover, you MUST re-enroll EVERY YEAR!

3. Verify Your Address

New Medical, Vision, and FSA cards will be issued, make sure your current address is on file with us. If you need to update your address, please complete an Address Update Request

4. Text "Forward Blast" to 55498

We will remind you when open enrollment is here and when it’s about to close so you don’t miss anything!

5. Complete Your Wellness Activities

Don’t miss out on saving an estimated $1,000 on 2022 medical premiums. Complete your wellness activities today! Deadline is November 15, 2021!

You must self report wellness activities and you can do so in 3 ways:

Click here for more information on the SAV4Health Premium Incentive 


Attention all City of Savannah Employees

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be offering Flu Clinics at the Professional Development Center (Multipurpose Room) located at 3401 Edwin Street, Savannah GA 31405:

  • Monday, October 4th from 8:00-11:00am
  • Monday, October 25th 8:00-11:00am
  • Monday, November 15th 1:00-4:00pm 

Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.   Flu is caused by influenza viruses, and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing, and close contact.  Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized.  Flu strikes suddenly and can last several days. 

Symptoms vary by age, but can include:

  • fever/chills 
  •  sore throat 
  •  muscle aches 
  •  fatigue 
  •  cough 
  •  headache 
  •  runny or stuffy nose 

The Flu vaccine can:

  • keep you from getting flu  
  • make flu less severe if you do get it
  • keep you from spreading the flu to your family and other people 

Protect yourself and your family, get your flu vaccine!

All City employees/dependents on the City Health plan can also get a flu vaccination at any pharmacy providing vaccinations by showing their medical card. **Please note flu vaccinations are not covered via the Minute Clinic they are only covered if given at the pharmacy with your City of Savannah Health Insurance card.** 

The New $500 Vaccination Incentive Is Here!

Each member of Team Savannah has a role to play in keeping our City safe as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The higher our vaccination rate, the healthier our City will be. 

To promote and protect the health and safety of our workspaces, the citizens we serve and co-workers, the City announced a new vaccination incentive program last week.

Drum Roll… Here’s How It Works   

All active full and part-time permanent City of Savannah employees will receive a one-time vaccination supplement of $500 with verified evidence as determined by our third-party provider by the established deadline of November 15th.   

Payouts Will Be Processed Accordingly:

  • Employees who received their vaccination through the on-site City-organized vaccination clinics prior to Sept.1. will receive their $500 incentive by September 24th, 2021
  • Employees who submit their records to the third-party vendor and have their information verified by October 10th will receive their $500 incentive by October 22nd, 2021
  • Employees who submit their records to the third-party vendor and have their information verified by November 15th will receive their $500 incentive by December 3rd, 2021

Meeting The Deadline:

We understand that this is personal decision.  To help you understand the timeline needed to meet the November 15th deadline we provide the following:

  • Pfizer – must receive the first shot no later than October 23rd
  • Moderna - must receive the first shot no later than October 16th
  • Johnson and Johnson - November 13th

However, we strongly encourage everyone to get their first shot by the end of September. There is no plan to extend the deadline of November 15th.


 How long does it take for my information to be verified? 

  •  It could take up to 30 days for your vaccine provider to enter your information into the Georgia Vaccine Registry. Even though you may have had a shot very recently, it might take several weeks for the system to be updated. The timeframe is out of the control of the City of Savannah and the third-party vendor.

What if I’m on extended leave?

  • Employees on City approved extended Leave prior to November 15, 2021 will receive $500 once they return and work within 30 calendar days. 
  • Proof of vaccination must be provided within 60 calendar days of return to work.

What if I submitted documentation for the 8-hour incentive leave?

  • Employees who submitted their documentation for eight-hour incentive leave are required to submit their records to the third-party vendor by November 15th, 2021 to qualify for HR $500 supplement.

When do I receive my 8-hour incentive leave?

  • Employees who submitted their documentation for eight-hour incentive leave by Sept. 1 will receive their 8 hours incentive leave on Sept. 24th, 2021

Is there leave available to obtain my vaccination through an outside party?

  • Contact your supervisor to obtain the applicable policies from your HR Business Partner.


Employees Enrolled in the City of Savannah's Medical Plan 

Can Sign Up For FREE MyQHealth Tobacco Cessation Coaching

Increase your chances of quitting and earn credit towards your SAV4Health premium discount in 2022.

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  • Complete MyQHealth Tobacco Cessation Coaching by Nov. 26, 2021
  • Complete all other SAV4Health activities by Nov. 15, 2021
To enroll or ask questions, call your MyQHealth Care Coordinators at: 
1-866-360-7926 or visit the MyQHealth portal at: 

SAV4Health - Don't delay start today to save up to $1,000 in 2022!

Get the SAV4Health Premium Incentive in 2022 when you complete all four wellness activities by 11/15/2021

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1) Complete a biometric screening and report your results

2) Complete your annual checkup with your primary doctor

3) Complete the health questionnaire

4) Complete the tobacco affidavit

You must self report wellness activities and you can do so in 3 ways:


Click here for more information on the SAV4Health Premium Incentive