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Employee Benefits

Sail into wellness

We believe City employees to be our most valuable assets. To attract and retain the best employees, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including training, educational assistance, performance appraisal and merit programs.

Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.

The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
• City Retirement System
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours

• 11 Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program
*(Depending on budget funding)
• In-House Training Program
• Wellness Program/Gym
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Cancer Plan
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security

Health Insurance

The City provides employees with health insurance benefits through CIGNA HealthCare. The City pays the entire premium for each eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).

Dental Insurance

Coverage is provided through Cigna. Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.

Vision Care Plan

Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.

Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

The City provides each eligible employee with term life and accidental death insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance

Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.

Dependent Life Insurance

Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

City Retirement / Pension Plans

The City has pension plans for general employees, police and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.

Short Term Disability and Other Supplemental Plans

The short term disability plan may help provide a source of income if you become disabled due to a sickness or off the job injury. Based on income, the plan will pay for up to 90 days with no wait for an accident or a seven day wait for an illness. Other supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.

Long Term Disability

The City provides long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees with no waiting period. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) to provide employees and their dependents with free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.

Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)

The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.

Vacation

All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.

Bonus Hours

Eligible full-time employees earn  bonus vacation hours throughout the year if they are not absent from work for illness or for certain other absences.

Holidays

The City observes 11 paid holidays throughout the year.

Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave

Full-time employees accrue one day of sick leave per month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.

Tuition Assistance *(Depending on available budget funding)

The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelors and graduate degrees.

In-house Training Programs

The City offers continuing classes for professional development. Topics include computer programs, supervisory and management skills and as well as workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics.

Wellness Program / City Gym

The City has a gym facility equipped with a wide variety of exercise machines in the main City Hall building. The gym is open 24 hours a day. Employees and spouses may join for a small fee.

Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft protection Plan

Employees may choose to enroll in a prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.

Credit Union

All City employees may join the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.

Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium

Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees may participate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Direct Deposit

Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.

Social Security

The City matches the employee's contribution to the federal Social Security and Medicare funds.

EEO/D/V/DFWP

The City of Boynton Beach is an Equal Opportunity/ ADA Employer/Drug Free Workplace

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