Employee Benefits

City Employees are eligible to participate in a variety of outstanding benefit programs.  Regular, full-time employees have access to a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  Employees also have access to two retirement plan options, flexible spending accounts, pre-paid legal plan, deferred compensation, employee assistance program and paid holiday, vacation, personal, and sick leave.

Health Insurance

The City of Parkland recognizes that every employee is unique and strives to provide a benefits package that puts the employee in control.  As such, you have the option of selecting from two comprehensive health plans: a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and a Point of Service (POS). The City provides employees with the HMO Single Coverage plan at no cost to the employee.  Employees can elect to add dependents to the HMO plan or choose the POS plan at a reduced premium. Choose the plan that best fits your and your family's needs. Coverage is effective the first of the month following your first day of employment. 

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Dental and Vision Insurance

Employees may also elect dental and vision coverage.  The City provides two options for dental coverage which includes the Cigna Dental Care DHMO plan at no cost to the employee for single or family coverage, or the Cigna Dental Care PPO plan at a reduced premium. Vision insurance is offered through EyeMed at a reduced premium for employees and their dependents.

Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability Insurance

The City provides Basic Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance through Cigna at no cost to the employee.  Basic Life Insurance is provided at 1x the employee's annual earnings up to $50,000. Employees may elect additional coverage for themselves, spouses, or children at a reduced premium.  The City also provides Long-term Disability Insurance to employees at no cost to the employee.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The City offers two flexible spending accounts, Health Care Reimbursement Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, which gives employees the option to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses and eligible dependent care (day care) expenses. 


The City offers two types of Retirement Plans, ICMA 401a and ICMA 457, to assist employees in achieving their retirement goals.  If approved in the budget, the City will contribute 10% of the employee’s salary toward the 401a after completion of all probationary periods. For exempt employees, the City will match up to 4% into their 457.


The City offers paid time off to employees to include vacation, sick, personal, and holiday. Eligible employees receive:

  • 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days
  • 9 to 20vacation days depending on tenure of employment
  • 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month

Other Benefits

The City also offers several other benefits for employees to include:

  • Employee Assistance Program (no charge to employees)
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Supplemental Coverage through AllState
  • Pet Insurance
  • Library card

Related Information

Employee Benefits Security AdministrationYour Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993