Medical & Dental
The City provides Medical insurance through United Healthcare and Dental insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week are eligible for medical and dental insurance on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
The City offers employee paid vision insurance through Davis Vision. Full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week are eligible for vision insurance on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
The City provides full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week basic life insurance that is equal to one times an employee's annual salary at no cost to the employee.
Supplemental Life Insurance
Additional life insurance can be purchased in $10,000 increments-up to a maximum of seven times the basic annual earnings or $500,000.
The City offers access to Allstate Accident, Critical Illness, and Cancer policies.
Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
A voluntary deferred compensation program through MissionSquare is offered to all City employees.
The City provides reimbursement for up to six hours of tuition, books, and fees each semester after the first year of employment. Please contact Human Resources for additional rules and requirements.
Free Gym Access
The City and Texarkana College are partners in providing free access to all City employees to the Pinkerton Health & Recreation Complex on the campus of Texarkana College. This facility provides full weight lifting options, exercise/aerobics/dance studio, multi-use basketball gym, 1/2 mile jogging track, racquetball courts, and 8 lighted tennis courts.
Longevity pay is paid to all full-time employees at a rate of $5 per month for each year of service with a maximum of 25 years.
Vacation & Sick Leave
The City of Texarkana, Texas provides three weeks of paid vacation and paid sick leave per year. This is accrued at a rate of 4.62 hours per pay period (6.93 hours per pay period for Fire personnel).
Short Term & Long Term Disability
The City offers employee paid short term disability and long term disability to all full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week. Short term and long term disability are offered by Madison National Insurance.
The City of Texarkana, Texas has thirteen paid holidays which include:
- New Years Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- Day after Christmas
Benefits are not always easy to understand so we have provided plan documents and brief videos below to help explain the various types of benefits and how they may best be utilized by each of our employees and their families. Please select the links below to learn more about your benefits.