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Benefits of Oskaloosa City Employees
Medical & Prescription Insurance
Full-time employees and their eligible dependents are provided medical and prescription drug insurance through the City of Oskaloosa Group Health Plan. It consists of a self-funded plan administered by Wellmark. Since July 1, 2012, the City of Oskaloosa and the employee share in the cost of the plan.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Full-time employees and their eligible family members are provided confidential counseling and coaching services through Employee & Family Resources (EFR) at no cost.
Full-time employees are offered dental insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental. The employee is responsible for paying the premium.
Full-time employees are offered vision insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents through Avesis. The employee is responsible for paying the premium.
Flexible Spending Accounts
The City of Oskaloosa offers eligible employees IRS Code Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dental, and dependent care expenses.
The city provides full-time employees with a term life insurance policy.
Vacation, Sick Leave & Holidays
Pursuant to the employee handbook or collective bargaining agreement, the City of Oskaloosa provides each permanent full-time employee with vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay (PDF).
City employees, except for sworn police officers and fire fighters, are covered under the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). As established by Iowa Code Chapter 97B, effective July 1, 2022, the city contributes 9.44% of covered wages, and the employee contribution is 6.29% of covered wages.
Municipal Fire / Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRS)
Sworn police officers and fire fighters are eligible for MFPRSI. The contribution rate structure is established by Iowa Code 411. Effective July 1, 2022, the city contributes 23.90% of earnable compensation, and the employee contribution is 9.40% of earnable compensation.
ICMA Deferred Compensation Plans
It is the policy of the City of Oskaloosa to provide plans where employees can defer a portion of their compensation for the purpose of building retirement security in accordance with Iowa Code 509A and Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Full-time employees are eligible to participate in plans administered by ICMA Retirement Corporation.
Pursuant to the employee handbook or collective bargaining agreement, the City of Oskaloosa will pay longevity to employees after specified years of service. Longevity pay will be included in the annual base rate of pay.