Employee Benefits

About Employee Benefits

The purpose of this page is to provide a brief description of benefits available to current and prospective City of Takoma Park employees. Use the list below to jump to a particular section.


Eligibility Requirements

New regular full-time employees, or regular part-time employees who work twenty (20) hours or more, may enroll in the medical, dental and vision plans effective with the date of hire, unless otherwise noted.

UnitedHealthcare Medical

Employees may chose from the UnitedHealthcare HMO Choice Plan, the Choice Plus Plan or HSA Plan.

UnitedHealthcare Dental

Employees may choose between two UnitedHealthcare PPO dental plans.

Vision Service Plan

Employees are offered an additional vision plan. (The UnitedHealthcare medical plan includes a routine eye exam.)

Lincoln Financial Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Enrollment in these plans is automatic and premiums are paid entirely by the City of Takoma Park.

Colonial Life Supplemental Insurance

Employees are offered additional insurance for: Disability, Accident, Cancer, Universal Life and Term Life Insurance on a voluntary basis. Enrollment in these plans is voluntary and premiums are paid entirely by the employee.

State of Maryland Retirement

All benefit-eligible employees (except sworn officers) are automatically enrolled in this plan. Employees are required to contribute 7% of their earnable compensation to the retirement system.

Takoma Park Police Retirement

All Takoma Park sworn officers are automatically enrolled in this plan. Sworn officers are required to contribute 7% of their earnable compensation to the retirement system.

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

The City of Takoma Park sponsors a 457 Retirement Plan through I.C.M.A. with a loan program. Employees contribute to this plan unless otherwise noted.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The Medical Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) helps you cover those medically necessary expenses not covered, or only partially covered, by your health, dental and/or vision insurance. The Dependent Care FSA helps you pay for dependent care expenses for a child or elderly adult.

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement for educational expenses in a job related field. Reimbursement must be pre-approved and will be paid upon receiving a passing grade for course credit up to the per credit cost set forth by the University of Maryland College Park. A maximum of 6 credits will be allowed per college semester. See Personnel Regulation 91-4.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their family members are eligible to confidentially take advantage of full counseling services through Magellan Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. Coverage has been extended to employees six (6) months after separating from employment at no cost. You can reach the EAP counselor at 1-800-523-5668 or Hearing Impaired/TTY 1-800-882-7610.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of bi-weekly pay is available for all employees.

Legal Resources Group Legal Plan

Legal Resources is a legal services plan which enables employees and their dependents to select a highly regarded local law firm to provide legal coverage for a wide range of issues.