Employee Benefits

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What Do We Offer?

We care about you and your family. Without health, employees do not bring the best version of themselves to the workplace. The City of Charlottesville invests in its people by offering a competitive compensation package with several insurance options and retirement options. The City observes 13 holidays plus one floating day, along with many rewards for its people.

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How Our Benefits Work for You

Our benefits can be tailored to meet your needs.

We care about your health.

View a summary of our benefits and compare medical insurance plan information, retirement, etc.

  • Aetna Medical & Prescription Offerings
  • Delta Dental Coverage
  • MetLife Vision Coverage
  • Optima Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Tuition Assistance available
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals

The table below shows full-time (40 or 56 hour) employee premiums; 30-39 hour and 20-29 hour employee premiums can be found at the link above.

Medical Insurance Full-Time Employee Premiums


POS 1POS 2HMO

Bi-Weekly Employee Payroll DeductionBi-Weekly Employee Payroll DeductionBi-Weekly Employee Payroll Deduction
Employee$36.28$13.02$0.00
Employee + 1 Child$154.07$119.02$40.30
Employee + Children$206.01$158.79$53.36
Employee + Spouse$237.36$197.20$94.94
Family$302.15$254.06$138.74


Dental Insurance Full-Time Employee Premiums


Bi-Weekly Employee Payroll Deduction
Employee$0.00
Employee + 1 Child$8.42
Employee + Children$10.70
Employee + Spouse$10.70
Family$21.24


Vision Insurance Premiums


Bi-Weekly Employee Payroll Deduction
Employee Only$2.77
Employee & Spouse$5.55
Employee & Child(ren)$4.69
Family$7.75


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We invest in your future.

  • Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution (401a) 
    • View a summary of the two options at the above "View  benefits overview and information" link

The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS.  There are certain provisions that must be met and the portability request must be executed within 18 months of vesting in the City's Plan.

  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan (optional supplemental retirement plan)


We cultivate our employees.

Continued learning is encouraged and training opportunities are regularly offered within the City. Employees can explore everything from leadership skills to their personality types. 

*Compensation packages are prorated for employees who are not regular full-time. This is a summary of benefits offered to regular full-time City employees.