Supplemental retirement savings plans are available via payroll deduction and are tax deferred. After six months of employment, the City will match up to 2% of your annual salary in contributions.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program offers information and resources that can help you identify and resolve problems affecting emotional and physical health and other personal matters, including financial and legal assistance. This free hotline is staffed by a team of Masters-level counselors and nurses who can assist with a wide range of problems. Call Guidance Resources through BlueCross BlueShield at 866-899-1363.
Flexible Spending/Dependent CareEmployees have the option to utilize City sponsored flexible spending accounts permitted under the IRS code to pay for various medical, dental, vision, or dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.
We provide group health coverage through BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS). Employees can choose from two available plans: a traditional PPO Plan or a High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) attached. Funds in a Health Savings Account roll over from year to year, and can be used during retirement to pay for medical related expenses and some premiums (IRS Publication 969). Options for dependent coverage are available.
Holidays and Leave
Full time employees are provided 10 paid holidays, including their birthday and two personal days effective after the first of the year.
Full time employees are provided with $50,000 Life Insurance and $50,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance. Additional Life Insurance can be purchased by the employee through payroll deduction.
Long Term Disability Insurance
Full time employees are provided with Long Term Disability Insurance, which provides income of 60% of the employees salary up to age 65 if disabled, and after a 180 day (six month) waiting period. See Human Resources for more information.
Once a year, full time employees who are employed with the City for two or more years receive longevity pay for every month of full time service. Longevity pay is calculated as follows:
- Two - four years at $4/month
- Five - nine years at $6/month
- Ten or more years at $7.50/month
Eligible employees are members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Retirement contributions are deducted at 7% from employee pay checks per pay period. Employees are vested after five years of service credit, with a two-to-one City match upon retirement. There is an additional Term Life Insurance benefit provided through TMRS equal to 1x your annual salary as an active employee. The City does NOT pay into the Federal Social Security System.
Full time employees who complete six months of service with the City may be reimbursed up to $1,000 per calendar year for approved college courses. Prior approvals from Supervisors and Department Heads are required to receive reimbursement.
Full time employees who participate in the City of Highland Village Wellness Program qualify for a $25/month discount on health insurance premiums, which equals $300 in annual savings.
The City reserves the right to add, delete, or modify these benefits at any time, with or without notice. Benefits are currently in effect for full time status employees only.