City Benefits

Summary of Benefits Package

Note: Contract employees need to refer to their contract regarding benefits as the below-listed benefits apply to regular full-time nonunion employees and may be the same, similar, or not provided to contract employees.

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package for all regular full-time employees. Regular part-time employees may be eligible for specific City-paid benefits, and intermittent employees may have access to voluntary benefits (check with HRD). Our benefits include but are not limited to the following:

The City of Deltona pays 100% of the employee's medical (core HMO) and dental plans. We also offer voluntary, cost-effective vision coverage. Additionally, the City extends significant support by contributing 50% towards dependent health insurance coverage and offering dental coverage at an affordable rate. 

Medical Insurance (United Healthcare)

All plans include:

  • Low deductible 
  • Low-cost co-payments for physician visits
  • Prescription drug coverage 

Open Access to Specialists

  • Dental Insurance (United Healthcare): Coverage includes payment based on reasonable and customary charges, with the employee responsibility varying based on service(s) received.  Employees have the option of staying within the network or going out of network.
  • Vision Insurance (United Healthcare): Basic coverage for an annual eye exam. The voluntary plan offers an allowance for prescription lenses or contact lenses every twelve (12) months.
  • Pre-Tax Premium Cafeteria Plan: Allows medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums to be deducted from your paycheck before taxes are calculated; this results in fewer taxes taken from your paycheck and more take-home pay.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): All regular appointment and grant-funded employees are eligible to voluntarily set up a pre-tax FSA account in order to receive reimbursement for eligible medical expenses incurred during "the current fiscal year." 
  • Life Insurance: Paid 100% by the City. A full-time employee is covered by an amount equal to 1½ times your basic annual salary, to a maximum of $150,000. There are also Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits and a “seat belt rider” that doubles the benefit under certain circumstances.
  • Short-term Disability: Paid 100% by the City.  Full-time employees will receive 66 2/3% of their pay ($1,300. maximum per week) for up to 22 weeks of disability following a 30-day elimination period under the short-term disability plan. 
  • Retirement Plan: The City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS).  Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary.  Employees will have the option of choosing the pension program or the investment plan through FRS. The Department of Management Services monitors Florida's local government pension plans for actuarially sound funding under Part VII of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.  An actuarial summary fact sheet is available from the department's website for each local government pension plan it monitors.
  • Deferred Compensation: Two voluntary 457(b) plans are available through Mission Square and Nationwide Retirement Systems. Deferred compensation allows you to save money on a pre-tax basis for your retirement and lowers your tax liability. Deferrals are subject to the limits set by the IRS. A Roth IRA option is available through Mission Square.  
  • Vacation: Full-time staff earns from 40 to 200 hours of vacation each year based on years of continuous service. Senior Management benefits from a higher accrual rate at their start date.
  • Sick Leave Accruals: Full-time staff accrues 96 hours of sick leave per year.  Sick leave may be used for medical appointments and family-related care.  Maximum accrual is 480 hours.
  • Paid Holidays: Eleven holidays are observed each year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving & Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The EAP program is confidential and assists employees with problems affecting job performance or creating stress in their lives.
  • Other Insurance: The City has partnered with Aflac to provide additional voluntary benefits to employees, such as Cancer and Accident policies and Flexible Spending Accounts. Minnesota Life offers supplemental life insurance policies, and Madison National offers a voluntary long-term disability policy.
  • Bereavement Leave: Three to five days of authorized administrative time off is available.
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA): Up to twelve weeks of authorized unpaid or paid leave if accrued time is available.
  • Job-Related Training/Seminars: 100% paid by the City as approved by the City Manager (when funds are budgeted and available).
  • Tuition Reimbursement: $2,500 available each fiscal year for approved courses, subject to available funding. 
  • Employee Recognition Program: For exceptional job performance.

Additional Benefits

  • Birthday Day Off: the City authorizes an administrative day off on the employee’s birthday or a day in the month of the employee's birthday.  
  • Well Days: The City authorizes one (1) administrative day off for no sick leave use in a 6 month period starting October 1, through March 31, and again one (1) administrative day off for no sick leave use for the period from April 1,  through September 30.  The administrative day must be taken within a designated time period.

Note: All City benefits are subject to change.