Benefits

The following description is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Seal Beach eligible employees.  Please refer to the applicable MOU 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 (8) 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 nonreimbursable medical expenses and/or eligible dependent care expenses. 

Deferred Compensation:  The City offers the employees the option to defer pre-tax earnings through the ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.  City contribution depending 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 (2) semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment.