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Employee Benefits
The city of Pflugerville provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. The city partners with Gallagher Benefit Services to provide in-depth information and assistance to all employees.

All benefits are available to regular full-time employees upon hire. For more details on benefit eligibility please contact human resources.

Medical

Aetna is the carrier for medical. Please visit their site to access the network providers, view claims, and explore all benefits and tools available. 

Employee Cost per Payroll (2x per month)

Premiums

Employee Only

$0.00

Employee + Spouse

$238.36

Employee + Child(ren)

$181.20

Employee + Family

$339.98


For more information about the city of Pflugerville's health plan, review the 2015 Medical Benefit Summary. A detailed summary of the medical benefit can be found here.

In addition to the medical plan, the City also has a contract with White Glove Health, a home/office visit service. Please review their brochure for more information.

Dental

Aetna is also our dental carrier. You may visit their site to access the network of providers. 

Employee Cost per Payroll (2x per month)

Premiums

Employee Only

$0.00

Employee + Spouse

$21.68

Employee + Child(ren)

$24.78

Employee + Family

$35.23


For more detailed information about the city of Pflugerville's Dental Plan, please review the Dental Benefit Summary

Voluntary Vision

Avesis is the carrier for voluntary vision benefits. Network providers can be found on their website. You may either use network or non-network providers; however; for non-network providers, you pay the regular amount charged and the plan will reimburse you according to a schedule of allowances. 

Employee Cost per Payroll (2x per month)

Premiums

Employee Only

$4.49

Employee + 1 Dependent

$7.63

Employee + Family

$10.47


For more detailed information about the city of Pflugerville's Voluntary Vision Plan, please review the Vision Benefit Summary .

Basic Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Benefit

The city of Pflugerville provides Basic Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance. 

Life Insurance pays benefits in the event of your death from most causes. AD&D benefits are paid if your death is accidental or you are severely injured due to an accident and suffer a loss specified in the policy, such as loss of limb or eyesight. You may also purchase Supplemental Life Insurance for yourself and/or your dependents. 

An additional benefit provided for full time employees is Long Term Disability (LTD).  This offers a source of income if you experience a long-term illness or injury that prevents you from working.

For more details review the Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life Benefit Summary and/or the Basic LTD Benefit Summary.  

Retirement

The city of Pflugerville has made its plan with the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) a highly regarded benefit.
It works like this:
• Payroll deducts up to 7% of an employee's gross pay before taxes.


• Then, for every $1 employees contribute (through the 7% initial payroll deduction)

• The city matches with a $2 contribution.

The city of Pflugerville's vesting requirement (years of service for eligibility) to receive this benefit is 5 years of public service. Service retirement eligibility is 5 years at age 60 OR 20 years at any age.


You can get Restricted Prior Service Credits for every month you have worked full-time in a public sector job like another city, the state, a school district, county or the military. If you have worked full-time in one of these and have not completed the TMRS Prior Service Credit form, visit the forms page of the intranet. Although this doesn't add any money to your TMRS retirement account you will be that much closer to vesting or retiring.

For more information regarding your retirement, please visit the TMRS website.


Flexible Spending Account

The city offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), also known as an IRS Section 125 cafeteria plan.  

This plan allows employees to have 'pre-taxed' payroll deductions for health insurance premiums, un-reimbursed medical expenses and child/dependent care expenses.  The deductions are withheld from salary 'pre-taxed'; which is before income tax and social security deductions are calculated. Switching expenses to 'pre-tax' can result in immediate tax savings on Social Security tax and Federal Income tax. 

The maximum amount an employee can authorize the city to deduct for a Medical Reimbursement Account through a payroll deduction is set by the city ($2,550 in 2015). The IRS sets the limit for the Dependent/Child Care Reimbursement account. When expenses are paid for both health care and dependent/child care expenses, the employee submits receipts to be reimbursed for the tax-free dollars. 

The Medical Reimbursement Account allows an employee to rollover up to $500 of unused deductions from the prior year.

The Flexible Spending Accounts are administered by SBS Administrative Services. Learn more about this benefit by reviewing the SBS Enrollment Booklet or visiting them online. 

Employee Assistance Program 

The city of Pflugerville provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Alliance Work Partners for all full-time and regular part-time employees and immediate family members. This program allows employees to seek counseling for issues such as marital/family problems, stress, financial difficulties, emotional/mental problems, alcohol/drug abuse, work related difficulties, grief, and loss. Six (6) sessions are provided at no cost to the employee and may be either telephonic or face-to-face. 

The city's EAP is designed to confidentially help you deal with life's stresses and the personal problems that develop. For more information on confidential services offered at no cost, contact human resources.

Optional Benefits

The city of Pflugerville offers a variety of optional benefits through Allstate Insurance, such as short term disability, accident policy, heart/stroke policy, and cancer policy.  For more information or questions, contact Gallagher.

If you are interested in enrolling, these offerings are handled through payroll deduction at the time of hire, and during the annual enrollment period.

Required Notices

You have certain guaranteed rights regarding your healthcare.  Please review the City of Pflugerville Required Notices and the 2015 Individual Creditable Coverage Disclosure for information regarding your healthcare.