The City of Georgetown provides a comprehensive, cost effective, health and welfare package that includes the following: medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, voluntary vision, flexible spending options, employee assistance program, retirement and deferred compensation programs. The City also provides vacation, sick leave, holidays, funeral leave, jury leave, military leave and injury leave. Medical, dental and vision benefits are effective the first of the month following date of hire.
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Benefits Guide 2024
The city offers employees medical insurance through United Health Care. There is no Primary Care Physician (PCP) required. Employees have the option to choose one of the following plans: United Health Care Choice Plus PPO (co-pay) or United Health Care Choice Plus HSA.
Care Act of 2020 Transparency in Coverage, this Act helps consumers know the cost of a covered item or service before receiving care. Beginning July 1, 2020 United Healthcare will provide access to this information at the following link:
You will be able to view this information in Microsoft Notepad. If you have any questions about this, contact United Healthcare Customer Service at 866-633-2446.
The City offers employees dental insurance through Delta Dental. Visit a dentist in the PPO network to maximize your savings. These dentists have agreed to reduced fees, and employees and their dependents won’t get charged more than your expected share of the bill.
The City offers all full-time employees the voluntary United Health Care Vision Plan. The United Health Care Vision plan offers benefits for eye exams, frames and lenses or contact lenses.
The city offers all full-time employees voluntary life insurance and AD/D options through Ochs for employees and their families.
Short Term Disability
The city offers all full time employees voluntary short term disability through Ochs insurance. This is is intended to help continue an employee’s income on a short term basis, if employees become unable to work due to illness or injury.
Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability is funded completely by the City and is intended to help continue an employee’s income if they become unable to work due to illness or injury.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care and Dependent Care : Allows the employee to pay for certain un-reimbursed health expenses and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. Health Care Flexible Spending account is limited use when combined with the United Health Care Choice Plus HSA.
EAP services are provided through Deer Oaks. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services, which are all designed to assist you and your family in resolving work and life issues in order to live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. From stress, addiction, and change management, to locating child care facilities, legal assistance, and financial challenges, our qualified professionals are here to help. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering you around-the-clock assistance for all of life’s challenges.
The City of Georgetown offers a retirement plan through the Texas Municipal Retirement System. The City of Georgetown’s TMRS plan requires a contribution (made by means of bi-weekly payroll deductions) equal to seven percent (7%) of the salary of each regular full-time City employee. The City matches employee contributions on a 2 to 1 basis after the employee is vested at the time of retirement. Vesting occurs after 5 years of employment. The City has also adopted 20-year any age retirement. Supplemental Death Benefits approximately equal to your current annual salary.
In addition, 457 and ROTH plans are available. The purpose of these plans is to allow an employee to set aside a portion of his/her salary and receive its value at retirement. Employee eligibility is immediate. Employees may select their plan through ICMA-RC.