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Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

The City of Amarillo is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. The City matches employee deposits at a rate of 2 to 1. When you retire, the City’s contribution, plus interest, are combined with your deposits and interest, and the combined total is used to pay your monthly retirement benefit.

City of Amarillo Major Medical Plan

The City of Amarillo’s Group health Plan is a managed care plan.

This means the City has contracts with a network of healthcare providers to offer quality healthcare services in a cost effective manner to covered employees, dependents and retirees. These advantages are discussed in detail throughout the handbook. A list of network providers is included.

Prescription Drug Plan

The City offers a prescription drug plan as part of the major medical plan. Through the plan, participating employees can receive prescribed medications for a co-pay. The City’s prescription drug plan is administered by Maxor. Below is a link to the schedule of benefits for the prescription drug plan.

Dental Plan

The City of Amarillo’s Dental Plan is a managed care plan.

This means the plan has contracts with a network of dental providers and dental facilities to offer quality services in a cost effective manner to covered employees, dependents and retirees. The City’s plan is administered through Aetna Life Insurance Company. The link below is to the schedule of benefits, which will describe how dental care is covered under the plan.

Vision Benefits Summary

The City of Amarillo’s Vision Plan is a managed care plan.

This means the plan has contracts with a network of vision providers and vision retail facilities to offer quality services in a cost effective manner to covered employees, and dependents. The City’s plan is administered through United Healthcare. The link below is to the schedule of benefits, which will describe how vision care is covered under the plan.

Flex Spending Accounts

(FSA’s, FLEX) FSA’s are a way to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover qualified healthcare or dependent care expenses that you would normally pay with post-tax dollars. When you participate in an FSA you pay no federal or Social Security tax on the money you place in these accounts and when you are reimbursed from your account for eligible expenses, you will not be taxed on the reimbursement. It is a great way to reduce your taxable income and pay for healthcare or dependent care expenses. The City’s Flexible Spending Accounts are administered through ASI Flex. The link below is to some information regarding the City’s Flex program.

Life Insurance

City of Amarillo Life Insurance Plans
All fulltime regular employees have $10,000 basic life insurance coverage at a cost of $.35 per pay period.

In addition to the $10,000 you may purchase 3 additional types of life insurance.

Scholarships

John Stiff and L. Ray Vahue Scholarships

Applications are available for the 2017 John Stiff and L. Ray Vahue Educational Scholarships. City employees and eligible relatives who are interested in applying for these scholarships are encouraged to print a copy with the links below or pick up scholarship application forms in the Human Resources Department, Room 101, City Hall. Completed applications should be returned to the Human Resources Department by March 31, 2017. Selection of the 2017 recipients will be made in May 2017.

CityCare

CityCare Family Health & Wellness Clinic

The CityCare Clinic is exclusively for use by City of Amarillo employees, family members and retirees who are covered by the City’s Health Plan. The CityCare Family Health & Wellness Clinic is truly your clinic -- just for you and your family!

Section 457 Plan Quarterly Review Report (Deferred Compensation)

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