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The following is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Belmont full-time benefit eligible employees. For specific benefit information, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and it's labor groups.
RETIREMENT* PEPRA - Public Employees Pension Reform Act
The City provides health insurance to eligible employees and dependents via the California Public Employees’ Retirement System(CalPERS) Health Benefit Program. The CalPERS program provides employees with several Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options.
The City provides each eligible employee who participates in a City sponsored CalPERS Health Plan with an employer contribution towards the monthly health insurance premium.
The City provides dental insurance for employees and their eligible dependents.
The City provides vision insurance for eligible employees and their dependents via the Vision Service Plan (VSP) or a vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents via the City’s reimbursement program (varies by MOU).
Flexible Benefits Plan
The City offers an Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Plan, which allows employees to contribute pre-tax income to the following accounts:
- Health Care Reimbursement Account (up to $2,500 annually)
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (up to $5,000 annually)
The City provides basic group term life insurance, the specific benefit amount varies by labor group. Employees have the option of electing voluntary additional and dependent life at their expense.
Long-Term Disability Benefits
The City reclassifies the cost of the long term disability insurance to the employee’s salary. The employee then pays the actual monthly cost of the premium on an after-tax basis.
Employees have the option of participating in the City sponsored deferred compensation account. Some classifications receive an employer contribution per their respective MOU.
Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Account
The City contributes a specified amount to a Retirement Health Savings Account based upon an employee's hire date and years of service with the City. For example, an employee working for the City for 1 to 5 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $150.00. An employee working for the City for 11 to 15 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $250.00. Employees are vested in the Retiree Health Savings Account after 10 years of continuous service with the City.
PAID TIME OFF
Vacation is accrued on a monthly basis based on years of service.
The City observes twelve (12) holidays per year. In addition employees are granted two (2) floating holidays to be taken after 1 year of service.
Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight (8) hours per calendar month of service (with the exception of Unrepresented Management Group employees).