The following descriptions provide a general overview of the benefits provided to eligible employees of the City of Seal Beach. Please refer to the applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) [available through the Labor Agreements menu option to the left] for more detailed benefits information.

  • Retirement:  The City contracts with CalPERS to provide retirement benefits. While the City does not participate in the Social Security System, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare.
  • Holidays:  The City observes 11 paid holidays, plus floating holiday(s) depending on the bargaining group.
  • Vacation:  After one year of continuous service, 80 – 200 hours per year based on City service. Executive Management employees are given approximately 120 hours after one year’s continuous service.
  • Sick Leave:  Accrued at the rate of eight hours per month. Public safety employees accrue at the rate of twelve and one-third (12 1/3) hours per month.
  • Cafeteria Plan:  The City offers a “cafeteria style” flexible benefits plan, with a fixed monthly contribution provided by the City. The benefits plan is covered under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code allowing employees to pay out-of-pocket health benefit premiums on a pre-tax basis.
  • Medical Insurance:  The City contracts with CalPERS to offer medical insurance to employees, plus their qualified dependents, through its cafeteria plan.
  • Dental Insurance:  The City contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage for employees, plus their qualified dependents, through its cafeteria plan. There is a choice among two plans, Delta PPO and DeltaCare HMO.
  • Vision Insurance:  The City contracts with Vision Service Plan (VSP) for vision coverage for employees, plus their qualified dependents, through its cafeteria plan.
  • Life Insurance:  The City contracts with Standard Insurance Company to provide basic group term life insurance for employees in an amount equal to $50,000. Premiums are fully-paid by the City.
  • Income Continuation (Long Term Disability):  The City contracts with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company to provide for income continuation of 67% of the employee’s monthly salary up to a maximum of $5,000 per month, whichever is lesser. Premiums are fully-paid by the City.
  • Flexible Spending Account: The City offers a flexible spending account plan, which allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for a wide-variety of eligible non-reimbursable medical expenses and/or eligible dependent care expenses.
  • Deferred Compensation:  The City offers employees the option to defer pre-tax earnings through the ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. The City contribution depends on the bargaining group.
  • Employee Assistance Program:  Available to City employees and their families for confidential, short-term counseling.
  • Tuition Reimbursement:  Reimbursement is capped each calendar year at the rate of the California State University system for up to two semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment.