Other Valuable Benefits

Social Security
The city does not participate in Social Security other than the Medicare portion mandated by law. For employees hired after April 1, 1986, the City pays the Medicare portion of 1.45% of an employee’s salary.

Worker’s Compensation
Provided to you in accordance with State Law; you receive a 90-day salary continuation from the date of injury.

Computer Purchase/Loan Program
Up to $3,000 interest free loan towards the purchase of a computer or computer upgrades payable in 2 years. The Computer Purchase/Loan Program is available to full-time non-probationary employees who have worked for the City for at least one year.

Medical Coverage for Retirees
Employees, who retire under service retirement as regulated by PERS, receive medical coverage as specified by Resolution 89-06. The City pays a portion of a retiree’s monthly medical premium and is calculated at the time of retirement.

Deferred Compensation Plan
A voluntary retirement plan thru ICMA (tax deferred contributions up to the maximum allowed by the IRS).

Cafeteria Plan
Allows employees to reduce their taxable income by making voluntary contributions for reimbursement of IRS eligible expenses such as health care, childcare, elderly care, etc.

Voluntarily Term Life Life Insurance Coverage
Employees may purchase coverage voluntarily term life insurance coverage.

Sick Leave Sharing Plan for Catastrophic Illness or Injury
Benefits and procedures are outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding or Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Consolidated Omnibus budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Federal Law provides employees and their qualified beneficiaries the option to continue health insurance coverage under the City’s health plan at their own expense for a period up to 18 months when a qualifying event results in loss of eligibility. Common qualifying events are termination, resignation, death of an employee, employee’s divorce or a dependant child loses eligibility. Under COBRA, the employee pays full cost of coverage plus an administrative fee.