Health Benefits and Enrollment | Additional Benefits | Leave Benefits
The City of Round Rock provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. See health benefits and enrollment
For in-depth information about the various benefits please refer to the Benefits Guide.
Below is a summary of the following benefits:
Health care selections should be made carefully, and they may be changed only during the City of Round Rock's annual Open Enrollment period, Oct. 1 - 31, or within 31 days of a Qualifying Event.
All benefits are available to regular full-time employees; some benefits are available to regular part-time employees. Employees who are hired in permanent full-time positions who work at least 30 hours or more are eligible for health coverage, including dental and vision coverage.
Flexible Spending Account
The City offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), also known as an IRS Section 125 cafeteria plan, which allows employees to have payroll deductions for health insurance premiums, un-reimbursed medical expenses and child/dependent care expenses to be withheld from salary 'pre-taxed'; which is before income tax and social security deductions are calculated. Switching expenses to 'pre-tax' can result in immediate tax savings on Social Security tax and Federal Income tax.
Through payroll deductions, the maximum amount an employee can authorize the City to deduct for a Medical Reimbursement Account is set by the City. The IRS sets the limit for the Dependent/Child Care Reimbursement account. When expenses are paid for both health care and dependent/child care expenses, the employee submits receipts to be reimbursed for the tax-free dollars.
For more information about FSAs, please refer to the Benefit Guide.
All employees with a workweek of 25 hours or more contribute 7% of pay on a pre-tax basis to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). For each dollar an employee contributes, the City matches the contribution at 2:1. TMRS benefits include:
- Retirement at age 60 with 5 years of credited service
- Retirement at any age with 20 years of credited service
- 5 year vesting
- Credit for prior service in full-time public employment in the United States
- Purchase up to five (5) years of military service credit (if TMRS requirements are met)
Texas Municipal Retirement System telephone number is (800) 924-8677 or visit www.tmrs.org for more information.
The City offers a Deferred Compensation (457) Plan through a Third Party Plan Administrator. Deferred compensation is a retirement savings account. Through payroll deduction, employees can contribute a 'pre-tax' portion of their salary; 'pre-tax' is before income tax and social security deductions are calculated. Switching expenses to 'pre-tax' can result in immediate tax savings on Social Security tax and Federal Income tax. The maximum contributions are set but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year in October.
The City offers multiple optional benefits through a Third Party Plan Administrator. The optional benefits consist of voluntary short-term disability insurance, group long-term disability insurance, voluntary life insurance, group accident coverage, and group critical illness coverage.
Employee Assistance Program
The City of Round Rock provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through a Third Party Plan Administrator in order to provide all full-time and regular part-time employees and their immediate family members' access to counseling to help resolve problems such as stress, emotional/mental problems, marital/family problems, financial difficulties, alcohol/drug abuse, work related difficulties, grief, and loss. Six (6) telephonic and face-to-face sessions are provided at no cost to the employee.
The City's EAP is designed to confidentially help you deal with life's stresses and the variety of personal problems that can develop from them.
If you have any questions about the benefit program, please contact the Human Resource Department at (512) 218â€“5490.
City Benefits Philosophy
The City is concerned for the health and welfare of its employees and is committed to providing a comprehensive, cost-effective benefits that assist employees in being physically and mentally healthy. All benefit plans require employees to assume responsibility for the choices they make and to be informed on how to use their benefits effectively.