Health Benefits

Group Health Insurance

The City offers group health insurance for regular, full-time employees through Cigna. Three programs are currently offered: HMO, POS and PPO. The City pays for a significant portion of the premium for individual and family health insurance coverage.

Waiver of City’s Group Health Insurance

Eligible regular, full-time employees who opt out of the City’s Health Insurance program may elect to participate in the Insurance Waiver Program. The City reimburses the employee for a portion of the premium if the employee chooses to obtain his or her own health insurance.

Group Dental Insurance

A stand-alone dental program is also offered through Cigna. The City’s contribution toward dental insurance varies based on the position.

Employee Assistance Program

The City provides a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help employees and their dependents. The pre-paid benefit offers confidential, professional counseling to assist employees with personal or family issues.

Life Insurance

A group term policy for basic life and accidental death and dismemberment is provided at no cost to the employees.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is provided to regular full-time and part-time employees, and accrues based on the employee’s position and years of City service.

Voluntary Benefits Program 

Some regular employees are eligible to purchase supplemental benefit products that complement the core benefits provided by the City. These products include short term disability, accidental, cancer, intensive care, hospitalization, specific health and supplemental life insurance.