Health Care

Health coverage is provided at no cost to full-time regular employees. The City paid premium is currently $466 per month. Coverage begins the first day of the month following the employment or eligibility date.

Coverage for dependents is $449 per month and paid 100% by the employee. Deductions of $224.50 are made from the first and second checks of each month to pay for the next month’s coverage. Newly enrolled dependents are required to remain in the Plan for a minimum of 6 months.

The City’s Plan is self-insured and has Mercy as its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). The in-network annual deductible is $500 per person/$1000 per family. Preferred provider coverage is 80% after deductible; non-preferred provider coverage is 60% after the individual $1000 out-of-network deductible.

Employees and covered family members receive an annual preventive care benefit with no cost sharing each calendar year when using in-network providers. Deductible waived for this benefit. 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) is a law mandating that anyone belonging to a group health insurance plan must be allowed to purchase health insurance within an interval of time once the previous coverage is lost.  The law protects employees, especially those with long-term health conditions, who may be reluctant to leave jobs because they are afraid of pre-existing condition clauses will limit coverage or any such conditions under a new insurance plan and losing health insurance due to a change in employment status.  Read the City's Notice of Privacy Practices According to HIPPA for additional details.

Prescription Drug Plan

The Prescription Drug Plan is administered by MedTrak. Retail pharmacy coverage: $5 co-pay per 30-day fill plus 20% of the remainder of the prescription cost; maximum fill of 90 days. Mail order coverage: 20% of cost limited to a 90-day supply per prescription. Mandatory generic: If plan participant elects brand name over generic, cost is the $5 co-pay (waived for mail order), plus 20%, plus the difference in price between the generic and brand name. Out-of-Network (filing prescription claim with Med-Pay): after deductible is met, plan pays 60% of covered prescriptions. 
Please refer to the Health Plan Summary or the Health Plan Document for details of Plan coverage.  You may also view the City's Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Under the ACA.

Employees may participate in either of the IAFF Local 152 sponsored Companion Life dental plans. Premiums are 100% employee paid. Current monthly rates are:
Number of Insureds Low Plan High Plan
Employee Only $35.14 $39.23
Employee & Spouse $70.27 $78.42
Employee & Children $75.57 $99.07
Family $112.34 $140.69
Term Life Insurance

IAFF offers a voluntary employee paid life insurance program. Minimum coverage required for membership in Local 152 is $5,000 with a monthly cost of $2.38.

Additional life insurance through IAFF is available up to a total of $50,000 coverage with a monthly premium of $.475 per thousand of coverage. $5,000 coverage for dependents is also available for $1.41 per month premium.

Cancer/Intensive Care
Available through IAFF Local 152. Variable rates based on age and coverage. Information is available from a IAFF benefits representative.

IAFF Local 152 provides the opportunity to enroll in a vision insurance plan. Employees pay 100% of the premium. Current monthly premium rates are:
Number of Insureds Monthly Premium
Employee Only $8.70
Employee + 1 Dependent $15.42
Family $26.24
Cafeteria Plan (IRS Section 125)
Voluntary employee participation. This plan allows for the payment of Health, Dental, Life and Cancer Insurance premiums and qualified Dependent Care Expenses & Medical Expenses on a pre-tax basis. Elected contributions are not subject to State or Federal income taxes or FICA tax.