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 which are both provided by AvMed: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Point of Service (POS).  The City provides employees with AvMed’s HMO plan at no cost to the employee.  Employees can elect to add dependents to the HMO plan or choose AvMed’s 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 30 days of employment. 

Dental and Vision Insurance


Employees may also elect dental and vision coverage.  The City provides two options for dental coverage which include 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.  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. 

Retirement


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.

Time-Off


The City offers paid time off to employees to include vacation, sick, personal, and holiday. Eligible employees receive:
11 paid holidays
9 to 15 vacation days depending on tenure of employment
8 hours of sick leave accrued per month
1 Personal Day is given after probationary period has been completed

Other Benefits


The City also offers several other benefits for employees to include:
Employee Assistance Program
Pre-paid Legal Services
Supplemental Coverage through AllState
Pet Insurance