Benefits / Payroll

Medical Insurance

The city is self-insured and offers a choice of two medical plans:
  • High Deductible HSA Plan
  • EPO plan thru Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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.

Dental Insurance

The city dental program is available under one of two dental plans:
  • A managed plan (DHMO)
  • An indemnity plan (DPPO)
Coverage is available to all full-time employees at group rates.

Life Insurance

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 insurance, accidental death and dismemberment 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  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.

Additional Group Benefits

Other benefits are:
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Direct deposit
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Personal leave
  • Sick leave
  • Social Security
  • Tax saver program (Section 125 flexible spending accounts)
For questions regarding benefits or payroll, please send an email.