Benefits Summary


The City is self-insured and offers a choice of three Medical Plans: High Deductible HSA Plan and two POS Plans through Aetna. Employee health coverage goes into effect the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Coverage is available to all full-time employees at group rates. Employees enrolled in the City’s self-insured medical plan also have access to the Mesquite Employee Health Center (MEHC) clinic and pharmacy.

The City Dental Program is available under one of two dental plans: a managed plan (DHMO) and an indemnity plan (DPPO). Coverage is available to all full-time employees at group rates.

Basic Group Life Insurance protection is provided to eligible full-time employees in the amount of two times the annual salary as recorded at the beginning of each year. Voluntary products are also available to full-time employees and include Supplemental Life, AD&D Insurance, Cancer Insurance and Long Term Disability

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): All employees appointed to positions designated to work 1,000 hours or more per year must participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS is a qualified tax deferred retirement plan under Section 401 of the IRS. Seven (7) percent of gross earnings are deducted each payroll as a pre-tax deduction and deposited into the member account. When an employee becomes vested and retires, the City provides 2-to-1 matching contributions.

Other benefits are: Social Security, Tax Saver Program (Section 125 Flexible Spending Account), Deferred Compensation Plans, Direct Deposit, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Personal Leave.

Benefits Brochure

For Questions Regarding Benefits/Payroll, Please Contact: benefits@cityofmesquite.com