2017 Employee Benefit Information

 

The City of Augusta offers a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security for employees and their families. Most benefits are available only to full-time employees, working 30 or more hours per week.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Health Insurance benefits are available to employees on the first of the month following 30 full days of employment.

 

PPO Coverage – rates include Medical, Rx, Dental and Vision

 

Family Status

Employee Cost Per Pay Period

City Contribution

Per Pay Period

Total Cost

Per Pay Period

Employee

$13.50

$177.00

$199.50

Employee/Spouse

$28.25

$375.50

$403.75

Employee/Child(ren)

$28.00

$368.25

$396.25

Family

$43.00

$567.00

$610.00

 

Medical Insurance

 

All regular employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in a Health Insurance Plan provided through Meritain.  The City pays 93% of the employee’s health insurance premium.

 

·         Employees and their eligible dependents also have access to:

 

o    TELEDOC providing free phone/video doctor consultations

 

o    Healthcare Bluebook free onlinetoolthatcanhelpyoubetterunderstandwhatyou shouldpayforhealthcareprocedures,aswellasfindprovidersofferingfairpricesinthe area

 

o    Benefits Resources Center free benefits concierge assistance service

 

Prescription Insurance

 

All regular employees and their eligible dependents enrolled in the Health Insurance Plan are also enrolled in the Prescription Insurance Plan provided thru ScripWorld powered by OptumRx. The City pays 93% of the employee’s prescription insurance premium.

 

Dental Insurance

 

All regular employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in a dental insurance program provided through Delta Dental of Kansas. The City pays for 93% of the employee’s dental insurance premium.

 

Vision Insurance

 

All regular employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in a vision insurance program provided through Superior Vision. The City pays for 93% of the employee’s vision insurance premium.

 

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

 

All regular employees may enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) provided thru Surency. FSAs are designed to save the consumer money on their taxes by reducing taxable income. The City offers two FSAs:

 

·         Health Care FSA – employees may contribute up to $2,600 per year

 

·         Dependent Care FSA – employees may contribute up to $5,000 per year

 

LIFE INSURANCE

 

Life Insurance is not in short supply when working for the City.

 

·         All regular employees are provided Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance through Reliance Standard. The City provides $15,000 of life insurance at no cost to the eligible employee.

 

·         Employees and their eligible dependents may be able to purchase, at their expense, additional Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage thru Reliance Standard.

 

·         City employees participating in the KPERS program have an additional life insurance coverage benefit of 150% of their annual salary.

 

·         Employees may be able to purchase, at their expense, additional Optional Life Insurance coverage through KPERS.

 

WORKER’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE

 

Employees injured on the job are covered by the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Act. Earned sick leave and vacation time can be used to supplement worker’s compensation payments not to exceed the employee’s normal salary. This City pays 100% of the worker’s compensation insurance premium.

 

PET INSURANCE

 

Employees interested in obtaining pet insurance to assist in the financial burdens of pet care are eligible to purchase, at their expense, voluntary Pet Insurance thru Nationwide.

 

AFLAC VOLUNTARY PLANS

 

Employees may purchase, at their expense, supplemental benefits provided through AFLAC payable to the employee, in the event an event covered by the plan elected occurs. Rates vary by coverage. Plan options include:

 

·         Accident Advantage

 

·         Short-Term Disability

·         Cancer Care Classic

 

·         Cancer Care Select

·         Critical Care Protection

 

·         Group Hospital Indemnity

 

·         ID Theft

 

·         Legal Shield

 

LONG TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE

 

Employees participating in the KPERs program are provided Long Term Disability coverage. This plan is administered by KPERs.

 

RETIREMENT

 

The City provides a variety of retirement options to aide in the financial security of employees. These include:

 

KPERS

 

All eligible employees are enrolled in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System to provide disability and death benefits to protect employees while they are still working and guarantee a lifetime benefit upon retirement. The City participates in the Kansas Police and Fireman’s System (KP&F) as well as the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERs) for all non-police/fire employees. The employee contributes a percentage determined by the KPERS Board, as does the City.

 

 

 

KPERsS 457

 

KPERS 457 is the State of Kansas deferred compensation plan to supplement retirement income. It is a voluntary savings plan available to all City employees, at their own expense.

 

 

 

ICMA 457

 

This 457 plan is designed to supplement an employee’s retirement income with pre-tax contributions which reduce taxable income for the year. This is a voluntary savings plan available to all City employees, at their own expense.

 

WELLNESS

 

The City provides a variety of benefits to support the overall wellness needs of employees. These include:

 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

This benefit is provided by EMPAC, to equip and empower employees and their eligible family members to work through and overcome the challenges that may affect wellness, happiness and productivity, enhancing life both in and out of the workplace. Some examples of services include: telephone consultation, counseling sessions, legal consultation, money management, web-based resources, employee training, and monthly newsletters. The City provides 100% of the cost of this premium.

 

YMCA BENEFIT

 

The City provides $12.50 per month towards the cost of YMCA membership. As a City employee the initial joiner fee is waived, and billing is handled directly thru payroll. Presently the employee cost of a single membership is $16.87 while a family membership is $29.07.

 

WELLNESS DAY

 

The City is committed to ensuring employees utilize their preventative care benefits provided thru health insurance. Eligible employees are provided 8 hours of paid time off to utilize solely for the purpose of completing their annual preventative care.

 

TIME OFF

 

The City provides multiple leave options for eligible employees, both paid and unpaid. These include:

 

Paid –

 

Vacation Leave

 

Sick Leave

 

Holidays (10)

 

Bereavement

 

Jury Duty

 

Civil Leave

 

Unpaid –

 

Family Medical Leave

 

Military Leave

 

Pregnancy-Related & Short-Term Disability Leave

 

Official/Professional Leave

 

Leave Without Pay

 

 

**All benefits are subject to review/change. Employees should refer to the current Employee Handbook for details.

 

 

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