Employee Benefits

Benefits Summary
Full-time employees of the City of Danville are eligible for the following benefits:
Accident Insurance
The City provides optional off the job accident insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides reimbursement for treatments associated with a wide array of accidents and injuries, and is available for immediate family members. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.

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Annual/ Sick/ Holiday Leave
Annual Leave
Employees accrue annual leave hours based on the length of time they work for the City and their duty cycle. Hours are accrued weekly or monthly depending upon an employee's pay cycle. Employees are not eligible to use annual leave hours during their first six months of employment.

Sick Leave
Sick leave is a privilege granted to all full-time employees. Sick leave accrual is based on an employee's duty cycle and is accrued weekly or monthly depending upon an employee's pay cycle.

Holidays
The City of Danville offers the following paid holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Your Birthday
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Cancer Benefit
The City provides optional cancer insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides a lump sum benefit payment if an employee is diagnosed with cancer and provides a benefit during cancer treatments. Premiums are paid by the employee through payroll deduction.

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 Critical Illness
The City provides optional critical illness insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides a lump sum benefit payment if an employee is diagnosed with a covered illness. Examples include heart attack, stroke, coronary atery by-pass surgery, and so on.  Premiums are based on age and tobacco use. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction
 
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Credit Union

All employees have the option to join the Danville City Employees' Federal Credit Union, which offers full banking services to its members, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, loans, clubs, etc.

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Deferred Compensation
The City of Danville offers a 457 plan to employees, which provides an opportunity to set aside a portion of your salary for retirement. Income taxes are not paid on the money your defer until you retire and start using it or leave the City. Enrollment in this plan is optional.

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Dental Insurance
Employees have the opportunity to enroll in dental insurance through Delta Dental. There is an option of a Low PPO plan or a High PPO plan, and coverage is available for immediate family members. Employees pay the entire premium for this insurance through payroll deduction.

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Direct Deposit
Employees have the option of having their paycheck directly deposited into your financial checking and/or savings account each pay period. Employees may select up to two accounts at the same or different financial institutions for direct deposit.

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Disability Insurance
Employees are given the option of selecting Short-term and/or Long-term disability insurance programs through The Hartford for protection in the event that they become disabled through a non-work related injury. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees and their dependent family members are eligible to use the City of Danville's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Optima Health. The EAP offers free and confidential counseling services to help employees and their dependents deal with serious problems in their lives such as family or marital disputes, problems with alcohol and/or drug abuse, emotional illness, financial or legal worries, or difficulties with stress on the job. In addition to counseling services, the EAP also provides free legal, financial, and Identity Theft guidance.

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Flexible Spending Account
Employees have the option of participating in the flexible spending account (FSA). The FSA allows employees to select a set amount of money to be withheld from their paychecks each pay period for a year to cover certain medical and child care expenses. This money is deducted before taxes are calculated. Money put into the FSA is accessible to the employee through a debit card or through reimbursement.

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Health Insurance
The City of Danville is self-insured and offers medical and prescription drug coverage through Anthem. This coverage is offered to employees and their dependents. The City pays a portion of the health insurance premiums and the employee pays a portion. Employees have the choice between a more traditional plan, Anthem's KeyCare 25 plan, and two high deductible plans. Anthem's Lumenos HDHP. Employees who select a Lumenos HDHP have an option to enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA).

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Retirement System
After five years of employment with the City of Danville, employees are vested in the City's Employee Retirement System (ERS). ERS is a defined benefit retirement plan with the purpose of providing retirement, disability, and death-in-service benefits to all contributions paid by the City.

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Term Life Insurance
The City of Danville offers optional group term life insurance benefits to employees through The Hartford. The amount of death benefit is the employee's annual salary doubled and rounded to the next highest $1,000 up to a maximum of $200,000. Double indemnity (twice the death benefit) is provided for death by accident.The cost of this benefit is divided equally between the City and the employee, which means that the City pays one-half of the premium and the employee pays one-half of the premium.

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Tuition Reimbursement
The City of Danville recognizes the value of educational training, and therefore, provides limited financial reimbursement to employees taking eligible course on their own time. Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement after their first six months of employment.

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Vision Insurance
Employees have the option of enrolling in vision insurance through UniCare. Coverage is available for immediate family members. Employees pay the entire premium for this insurance through payroll deduction.

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Whole Life Insurance
The City offers optional whole life insurance benefits to employees through Allstate. Employees may select a benefit amount. Premiums are based on an employee's age and tobacco use. Coverage may be selected for an employee's spouse and children.
 
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