Employee Benefits

The city has established a variety of employee benefit programs designed to assist employees and their eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness, disability, and death, and to help employees plan for retirement, deal with job related or personal problems, and enhance their job-related skills.

This information is meant to highlight some features of the city’s benefit programs, group health and life insurance and retirement-related programs are described more fully in summary plan description booklets. Master plan documents of the city’s group health insurance/life insurance and retirement-related programs are maintained in the Department of Human Resources. In the event of any contradiction between the information appearing in this manual, and the master plan documents, the master plan documents shall govern.

The city reserves the right to amend or terminate any of these programs or to require or increase employee premium contributions toward any benefits at its discretion. This reserved right may be exercised in the absence of financial necessity. Employees will be notified of any benefit changes. All new information regarding these changes will be available to employees.

For more information regarding the city’s benefit programs, follow the links below for information on that benefit.

Contact Kathy Lousch for more information on these benefits:

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Worker's Compensation
  • KPERS Retirement (including disability and death benefits)
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefit Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (View a video about the EAP
  • Wellness Program

Contact Megan Wesson for more information on these benefits:

  • Educational Assistance

Please note: While some of these benefits are available to all city employees, most benefits require employees to have at least regular part-time status, and some are available only to regular full-time employees.