Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

The City of Portland has generous health, dental, vision and life insurance plans. The health insurance plan is offered through Texas Municipal League - MultiState Intergovernmental Employees Benefits Pool (link). The city offers a PPO plan which uses Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas network of providers for "in network" coverage and can be utilized nationwide. Selection of health care providers outside the network is allowed, but deductible and reimbursement levels are less favorable to the employee.

Health Plan 2022-2023 (link) 

Virtual Visits - MDLIVE (link) 

TML Enrollment Guide & Information (link) 

Summary of Benefits Changes Plan Year 2022-2023 (link) 

Summary of Benefits & Coverage Plan Year 2022-2023 (link) 

Prescription Plan Book - Plan Year 2022-2023 (link) 

Dental Insurance

The TML dental plan allows participants to select any dentist without having to belong to a specific network.

Dental Plan 2022-2023 (link) 

Dental Plan Book Plan Year 2022-2023 (link) 

Vision Insurance

TML Health Benefits Pool  has selected EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, as your vision care claims administrator.

EyeMed Vision Plan 2022-2023 (link) 

Vision Plan Book Plan Year 2022-2023 (link) 

How To Use EyeMed (link) 

Wellness

Well and Incentive Program (link) 

BCBS Well On Target (link) 

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program Fact Sheet (link) 

Employee Assistance Program Brochure (link) 

First Responders EAP Information (link) 

EAP - Work Life Balance (link) 

RETIREMENT

All employees in positions that require 1,000 hours or more a year are required to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (link) (TMRS). The plan requires 7% gross earnings be deducted pre-tax and deposited into the member’s account with the TMRS system. The city provides 2:1 matching contributions.

An employee becomes vested after 5 years of service.  A vested employee becomes eligible for retirement with 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. The City has an additional provision with TMRS to provide supplemental death benefits for employees and retirees.

My City Plan (link) 

How To Use MyTMRS (link) 

Retirement Eligibility (link) 

Estimating Retirement Benefit (link) 

Supplemental Death Benefit (link) 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Other benefits are including social security contributions, cafeteria plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA, workers compensation insurance, direct deposit, long-term disability, and annual vacation/sick buy-back.