Employee Benefits

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 Wellmak. Since July 1, 2012, the City of Oskaloosa and the employee share in the cost of the plan. Employees may log into the Benefit Portal for more information about medical benefits.

Employee Assistance Program (EAPFull-time employees and their eligible family members are provided confidential counseling and coaching services through Employee & Family Resources (EFR) at no cost.

Dental Insurance

Full-time employees are offered dental insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental. The employee is responsible for paying the premium.

Vision Insurance

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.

Life Insurance

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).

Retirement

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, 2018, 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 (MFPRSI)

Sworn police officers and fire fighters are eligible for MFPRSI. The contribution rate structure is established by Iowa Code 411. Effective July 1, 2018, the city contributes 26.02% 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.

Longevity

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.