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City to Host Open Enrollment Meetings for City Retirees


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 12-16-2016

Akron, Ohio, December 16, 2016 – Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan and Director of Human Resources Donald Rice announced a series of Open Enrollment meetings to assist City of Akron retirees and their families understand the City’s changed retiree supplemental benefits program and enroll in benefits for 2017. The changes were proposed by Mayor Horrigan and adopted by City Council in November in order to control rising legacy costs.  Retirees wishing to continue on the City’s supplemental benefits are required to open enroll with the City between December 19th and January 13th — with the changes taking effect February 1, 2017. 

In the coming days, retirees and surviving spouses will receive a Retiree Supplemental Benefit Guide in the mail designed to inform them of changes to the benefits (including any required contributions), help them understand their options and the enrollment process, and provide guidance on where to get additional information. The Retiree Supplemental Benefit Guide is also available online at

“We want to ensure that all of our retirees and their families fully understand the recent changes, and have the assistance they need to make informed decisions about the supplemental benefits the City offers,” Mayor Horrigan said.  Therefore, the Employee Benefit Division will host Open Enrollment meetings at the following locations, dates, and times, to answer questions and help individuals through the process.


Betty Jane Community Learning Center

444 Darrow Rd

Akron,  Ohio  44305

Mon. December 19, 2016

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Akron-Summit County Main Library

60 South High Street

Akron, Ohio  44326

Tues. December 20, 2016

Tues. December 20, 2016

Thur. January 5, 2017

Thur. January 5, 2017

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Patterson Community Center

800 Patterson Avenue

Akron, Ohio  44310

Tues. December 20, 2016

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Voris Community Learning Center

1885 Glenmount Avenue

Akron, Ohio  44301

Tues. January 3, 2017 5:00-6:00 p.m.


For individuals who are unable to attend any of the meetings above, the City plans to host an additional Open Enrollment meeting during the week of January 9, 2017, on the City’s west side.  The time and place for that meeting will be announced at least a week in advance.


For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
166 South High Street, Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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