Benefits Overview, Holiday Schedule

Benefits Overview

This is a summary of benefits associated with permanent, full-time positions. Benefits associated with other positions can be found with specific job listings.

Benefits begin on the 1st of the month following one full calendar month of employment in the following benefit plans:

Health insurance is offered through Optima Health (757-552-7110 or 800-229-1199). For more information on the provider network, see the Optima Health website. Prescription coverage is offered through OptumRX. The vision plan is offered through Anthem (changed from EyeMed for 2022).

Optima Health also offers machine-readable files (MRFs).

Read the FAQs on transparency and machine-readable files (PDF) from Optima Health.

Three dental plans are offered through Delta Dental (Delta Care, Delta Dental PPO, and Delta Dental PPO Plus) 1-800-237-6060. For more information, see the Delta Dental website.

Paid Vacation & Holidays

Employees begin accruing annual and sick leave immediately.

Holiday Schedule

The 10 paid holidays each year are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Employee's birthday

Other Employee Benefits

  • The retirement plan is offered through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS 1-888-827-3847) and is a defined benefit pension plan. For more information, see the VRS website.
  • Group life insurance is offered through the VRS and the carrier is the Minnesota Life Insurance Company.
  • Tax deferred retirement plan 457 is offered through the ICMA Retirement Corporation (1-800-669-7400). For more information, see the ICMA-RC website.
  • Medical / Dental and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts are offered on a pre-tax basis in order to reduce the amount of tax the employee pays.
  • Bayport Credit Union is available to all City employees.
  • Direct deposit into most banks is a convenient finance feature.
  • Savings bonds are available to the City's workforce.
  • Employees are covered for Workers' Compensation where appropriate.
  1. Rhonda Lundy

    Benefits Manager

  1. LaNita Butler

    Senior Benefits Specialist

  1. Lorenetta Wilson

    Senior Benefits Specialist

  1. Nicole Futrell

    Retirement Coordinator