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Employee Benefits
City of Belton provides a comprehensive health and welfare package, which includes the following:

  • Medical 
  • DentalBenefit Guide Button Website
  • Vision
  • Basic Life and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Accident
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Cancer
  • Critical Illness
  • Permanent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
  • ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Note: The City of Belton particpates in mandatory social security deductions.

2018 Employee Benefits Guide
2018 Plan Rates (Medical, Dental, & Vision)
2018 SWHP Medical Plan Comparisons and Summary of Benefits Base Plan, Mid Plan, HDHP
2018 Metlife Dental Plan Comparisons and Summary of Benefits 
2018 United Healthcare Vision Summary of Benefits 

Scott and White Health Plan (Medical)
Medical insurance and prescription benefits are offered through Scott and White Health Plan (SWHP).  The City pays 100% of the employee only premium. Additional family coverage for eligible dependents is offered at a cost to the employee.  Benefits become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. The City offers employees a Base, Mid, and a HDHP ,plan from which to choose. Employees are encouraged to register on the SWHP site at www.swhp.org to better manage their medical care. Click here for a Summary of Benefits and a Plan Comparison.

MetLife (Dental)
Dental insurance is offered through MetLife. The City pays 100% of the employee premium. Additional family coverage for eligible dependents is offered at a cost to the employee.  Benefits become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. The City offers employees a Low and a High Plan, from which to choose. Employees are encouraged to register on the MetLife site at www.metlife.com/mybenefits to better manage their dental care. Click here for a Summary of Benefits and a Plan Comparison.

United Healthcare (Vision)

Vision insurance is offered through United Heathcare.  Employees will be required to pay the full premium cost for themselves, as well as their eligible dependents. Benefits become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.  Employees are encouraged to register on the UHC website at myuhcvision.com to better manage their vision care.  Please click here for a Summary of Benefits.  For instructions on how to print your vision ID cards please click here.  For more information on our vision benefits please click here.  

Lincoln Financial Group (Basic Life and Voluntary Life)
Employees receive a guarantee issue of Basic Life/AD&D Insurance, in the amount of $50,000, at no cost to them. Additional voluntary life insurance coverage with an Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) option is available for employees and their eligible dependents at a cost to the employee.  Click here for coverage options and rates.

UTEAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided by the University of Texas Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP).  The program integrates elements of traditional employee assistance and work-life programs with health information lines available for a comprehensive set of resources. Members are connected with a single point of contact who guides them to clinical, wellness, financial, legal or counseling resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, visit their website at www.uteap.org. NOTE: Communication between employee and UTEAP is strictly confidential. UTEAP does not share any information with the employer.    Click here for brochure. 

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
Our City retirement plan is offered through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Click here for TMRS Member Guide.  Employees are required to contribute 5% of their pre-tax earnings to their personal retirement account. After 5 years of employment, you are considered to be vested. Once you are vested, the City will match your contributions on a 2 to 1 basis. You are eligible to receive the match upon retirement, either at any age with 20 years of service, or age 60 with 5 years of service. We encourage employees to register on the TMRS website to view their retirement account, update beneficiaries, and complete retirement projections. Register at https://www.tmrs.org/MyTMRS/Logon.

ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
A 457 Deferred Compensation Plan offers employees a convenient, tax-deferred method to save for retirement. This is independent of TMRS and is completely optional. You can contribute additional monies to this tax-defered retiremnt plan, up to IRS annual limits. Contributions may either be a percentage of your income or a flat amount, whichever you prefer, and you select the funds in which you want to invest. You may join IMCA-RC at any time during the course of your employment. Contact Human Resources for details. For more information, go to www.icmarc.org

Optional Supplemental Benefits 
Supplemental benefits including accident, short-term and long-term disability, cancer, critical illness, and permanent life insurance are optional for employees and their eligible dependents. For options and rates, click below.


Wellness Program
To promote employee health and wellness, the City encourages employees to participate in our voluntary Gym Membership Reimbursement Program.

The City provides the following 13 paid holidays to all regular full-time and part-time employees:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving (two days)
  • Christmas (two days)
  • Employee Birthday