Health & Welfare (Insurance)

The City offers an extensive selection of health and welfare benefits to employees, including the following options. For more detailed information on many of these benefits, please visit our Optima Health page.

Health Insurance

The City offers three plan options through Optima Health for regular full-time employees.

Dental Insurance

The City offers one plan through Anthem Dental for regular full-time employees.

Vision Insurance

The City offers one plan through Davis Vision for regular full-time employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The City offers medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts through WageWorks. The medical care flexible spending account is offered to regular full-time employees. The dependent flexible spending account is available for regular full-time and part-time employees.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

The City provides employees in VRS Plans 1 or 2 a Long Term Disability (LTD) benefit with 40% income replacement after a 180-day waiting period that provides coverage for two years. Employees in VRS Plans 1 or 2 can purchase additional coverage to decrease the waiting period to 90 days, increase the income replacement to 60% and maintain coverage until the employee reaches normal social security retirement age. Employees in the VRS Hybrid Plan are provided employer-paid short and long-term disability. For more information, please visit the official Virginia Retirement System website.

Optional Life Insurance

You are eligible to purchase optional life insurance for yourself and your spouse and dependent children through Minnesota Life. The costs of this coverage vary with your selection of coverage and your age.

Long-Term Care Insurance

The City offers employee-paid Long Term Care Insurance for VRS Plan 1 and 2 members through Genworth and employer-paid Long Term Care Insurance for Hybrid employees through The Long Term Care Group. For more information, please visit the Virginia Retirement System website.


If you have any questions about the information on this page, you may contact a member of our benefits team by emailing Human Resources - Benefits.