Benefits Working With the City

PLEASE NOTE: This summary is intended for the purpose of presenting general information only. Plan documents and/or procedures will contain specific details and eligibility requirements for the benefits summarized and take place of any information listed herein.
Benefit Who is Eligible Coverage Begins Who Pays
Health Coverage
Two deductible options ($1,750 and $2,750) are offered. Co-pays for primary, in-network doctor visits are $35. Co-pays for in-network specialist visits are $60. High Deductible Health Plan is available also. Health Care Savings account funding available after completion of probationary period. A comprehensive prescription plan is also available. Telemedicine and health coaching provided at no additional cost to employee.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment Employee and City of Jacksonville
Dental Coverage
Diagnostic and preventive services are covered at 100%, basic services are covered at 80% and major services are covered at 50% (100% and 60% respectively if provided by in network dentist). The maximum coverage per person per plan year is $2,000. Orthodontics coverage with a lifetime maximum of $1,000 is included.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment Employee and City of Jacksonville
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay out-of-pocket costs for dependent care, as well as eligible medical, dental and vision expenses.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment Employee
Retirement Plan - NC Local Government
Employees are required to participate in the NC Local Government Employee Retirement Plan. 6% of employee’s gross income is contributed per pay period towards retirement. As of July 1, 2022, the City contributes 12.10% of employees’ gross income per pay period for general employees and 13.10% of gross income per pay period for law enforcement officers. Death and disability benefits available for those who qualify.
Employees working 1,000 hours or more per year Date of Hire Employee and City of Jacksonville
Retirement - 401(k) Plan
Each pay period, regular employees receive a City contribution of 2% of their gross wages into their 401(k) account. Sworn law enforcement officers receive a City contribution of 5% of their gross wages per pay period. 100% vesting upon hire.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Retirement - 457 Plan
The City provides a voluntary 457 Supplemental Retirement Program. The City matches employee deferrals, dollar for dollar, with a maximum match of $1,000 per fiscal year. A five year vesting period applies to the City's match.
All Benefit Eligible Employees
Date of Hire Employee and City of Jacksonville
NC State Firemen's Pension
The City offers a voluntary, after-tax deduction of $5.00 per pay period to firefighters. Deductions are taken for a maximum of 20 years. After serving 20 years and becoming age 55, a retired firefighter will receive a monthly payment for life. This specific amount is determined by LGERS.
City of Jacksonville Firefighters Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Special Separation Allowance
Annual separation allowance provided for eligible Law Enforcement Officers who have completed 30 or more years of credible service or have completed five or more years of credible service and are age 55. Payment ends at age 62.
City of Jacksonville Sworn Police Officers Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Life and AD&D Insurance
Group life insurance and AD&D is provided by the City at a rate of 2 times an employee's current salary, with a maximum coverage amount of $100,000. Supplemental life insurance is available at the employee's expense.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment City of Jacksonville
Short-Term Disability (STD)
Voluntary STD provides a weekly benefit payment in the event of qualifying sickness or accident. The maximum benefit per week is $750. The maximum benefit period is 26 weeks. A pre-existing condition clause applies.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period. 31st day of employment Employee
Sick Leave
Sick leave accumulates at 12 days per year for all eligible employees. Sick leave accumulation is unlimited. Employees may substitute 20 days of sick leave for every month of service for retirement benefit calculations.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Accrual begins upon Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Vacation Time
Vacation accrual is as follows:

0 - 5 years of service - 12 days of vacation each year
5 -10 years of service - 14 days of vacation each year
10 - 15 years of service - 16 days of vacation each year
15 - 20 years of service - 18 days of vacation each year
20 - 25 years of service - 20 days of vacation each year
25+ years of service - 22 days of vacation each year

Vacation accrual is limited to a maximum of 30 days
All Benefit Eligible Employees Accrual begins upon Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Holidays
Twelve paid holidays are provided each year.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Leave of Absence
Approved time off may be provided in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act.
Eligible Employees N/A N/A
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP provides an opportunity to resolve life issues, such as marital conflicts, chemical and substance abuse, stress or financial issues. Employees and eligible family members may access the program confidentially.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Tuition Assistance
Reimbursement may be available for pre-approved certificate programs or courses. The maximum reimbursement amount is $2,500 per participant, per fiscal year.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Following one year of employment
City of Jacksonville
Loyalty Compensation
Each year, the City awards eligible employees with Experience and Loyalty Compensation.

1 - 10 years = $40 per year
11 - 15 years = $50 per year
16 - 20 years = $60 per year
21 - 25 years = $70 per year
26 - 40 years = $80 per year
All Benefit Eligible Employees Active status employees as of November 30 after completion of 5 years of consecutive employment City of Jacksonville
Wellness Program
Incentives are provided throughout the year for wellness activities.
All Benefit Eligible Employees Date of Hire City of Jacksonville
Vision Plan
Coverage allows for one covered eye exam per year as well as annual allowances for lenses and frames OR contact lenses.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment Employee
Supplemental Insurance - Guardian
Supplemental insurance is available for Cancer, Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. Tuition Rewards program available for enrolling in Guardian benefit plans.
Employees working 60 hours or more in a two week pay period 31st day of employment Employee
Banking
As a City employee, you are eligible to join the State Employees Credit Union and/or Marine Federal Credit Union.
All Employees Date of Hire N/A
Direct Deposit
Payroll checks are directly deposited into the financial institutions of choice.
All Employees Date of Hire N/A
Personal Days
Personal Days are provided to all eligible employees.

All Benefit Eligible Employees Date of Hire City of Jacksonville