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Employee Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

All regular employees of the City of Gainesville are eligible to participate in the following benefit programs offered by the City of Gainesville:  Health Coverage, Dental Coverage, Group Life Insurance, Vision Coverage, Medical and Dependent Reimbursement Accounts, Personal Accident Indemnity Plan, and a Voluntary Indemnity Plan.  The City pays a portion of the health insurance premium but all other voluntary benefits are paid for by the employee. 

All benefit premiums are payroll deducted before taxes except for Short Term Disability and Life Insurance.    Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code governs premium pre-tax plans, and as a result, changes to benefit elections can only be made at the time of initial employment, open enrollment or as a result of a qualifying event.

Other Benefits

Along with these elective benefits City employees are also entitled to other benefits: 

Paid Holidays
Jury Duty
Bereavement Leave
Personal Leave
Paid Leave Accruals
Employee Assistance Program
Free Personal Banking
Training Classes
Tuition Reimbursement
Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Wellness Program
Gym Access
Employee Health Services
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Retiree Health Savings Plan
Supplemental Retirement Plans

An overview of the City's benefits is provided in the 2014 Benefit Booklet.  For more detail about how to use the plan or details regarding coverage refer to the Summary Plan for the City of Gainesville's Group Health Plan.  In addition as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) the City's Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) will provide additional summary information regarding the Health Plan.