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Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Page - Information & Forms for Participants in City of Chico Benefits - Includes information about the City's open enrollment


Summary of Employee Benefits


Core Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • 457 Deferred Compensations Plans

Time Off Benefits

  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Management/Administrative Leave *
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Personal Time Off *

*Eligibility depends upon bargaining unit and position

Work/Life Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

Important Note:

After medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account elections are made, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations generally permit changing those elections only during the next open enrollment. However, if you experience a “qualifying event” during the year you may change certain benefit plan elections mid-year. The Human Resources & Risk Management Office must be notified of a qualifying event within 30 days of the event in order to makes changes to your elections. No exceptions to the 30 day notification deadline are permitted. A qualifying event allows you to add or remove yourself or dependents from the City’s health plans, but does not allow you to change the plan you are enrolled in. Changes to the plan you are enrolled in may only be made during the City’s Open Enrollment Period (October of each year). At the time the change is requested you may be required to submit proof of the qualifying event or evidence of other coverage.