Employee Payroll Info / Forms

All forms must be returned to the Payroll Department in the Treasurer’s Office of the Town Hall.

Medical Insurance:
Health insurance is offered through GIC (Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission).  Your share of the medical insurance premium is deducted through your bi-weekly payroll. Per the GIC, coverage will begin the 1st of the month following 60 days from your date of hire, quilifying event or open enrollment. For more information about the GIC please visit: http://www.mass.gov/anf/employee-insurance-and-retirement-benefits/oversight-agencies/gic/

Dental Insurance:
The Town of Hopedale offers dental insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Coverage will begin the 1st of the month following 30 days from date of hire, qualifying event or open enrollment. 

Flexible Spending Account (FSA):
The Town participates in a FSA which offers two (2) pre-tax dollars accounts
(Medical benefit up to $2,600.00 and Dependent Care up to $5,000.00).

For more information about FSA please visit: https://www.sentinelgroup.com/home

Direct Deposit:
The Town of Hopedale offers its employees the option of direct deposit.  All or any portion of your pay may be deposited into a checking account, savings account, or received by check. This option is available to you at any time during your employment.

State and Federal Forms:
Attached are all state and federal forms that need to be completed prior to receiving your first payroll check. These include the M-4, W-4, and I-9. Please return these forms along with a copy of your driver’s license, social security card or birth certificate.

Retirement Benefits:
The Town of Hopedale participates in the Worcester County Retirement System. This requires a mandatory deduction that is taken bi-weekly at a rate determined by your hire date.  Most new hires contribute at a 9% rate with a 2% additional amount. For more information about your retirement benefits please visit: http://www.wrrboard.org

Open Enrollment:
The Town of Hopedale offers these benefits upon your hire date. If you decide to change your health insurance carrier, or to enroll in any of the offered plans after your initial hiring, you must wait until the Town’s open enrollment period. The carriers do have guidelines for pre-qualifying events, which can be discussed at the payroll office.