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Employee Benefits

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Regular full-time employees receive this array of benefits. Contract employee benefits may differ. Please consult the individual Union Contracts for those details.

Health Insurance

Full-time employees pay 15% of premium. The City offers a high-deductible health plan through United Healthcare that enables employees to participate in tax saving Health Savings Accounts. Upon hiring, the City will make a prorated contribution to whichever HSA the employee establishes as shown. In addition, employees can make automatic monthly payroll contributions to their accounts. 

City of Westerville pays 100% of the premium on the following insurances:

*Dental coverage, which is provided by AETNA Dental.

*Vision coverage, which is provided by Vision Service Plan.

*Life coverage, which is provided by Dearborn.

Pension Program

Ohio Public Employees’ Retirement System (OPERS). The employee contributes 10.00% of salary and employer contributes 14.00%


Years of Service
 Paid Vacation
 *no vacation for the first year of employment
 1 - 5  2 weeks
 6 - 11
 3 weeks
 12 - 17
 4 weeks
 18 - 23
 5 weeks
 24 years and up
 6 weeks

Sick Leave
8 hours per month earned.

Personal Leave
6 days per calendar year.

7 paid holidays per calendar year.

Longevity Pay:  

 Years of Service
5 - 9
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 or more

Flexible Spending Account – Section 125
Pre-tax program available for childcare. 

Tuition Reimbursement:
Upon approval, can receive up to $4,500.00 per calendar year for tuition and books.

Deferred Compensation:
Plan available for pre-tax savings.  Two carriers provide this product;  Ohio Deferred Compensation and ICMA

Supplemental Insurance

In addition to the regular benefit plans, the city makes available several voluntary insurance plans that provide additional coverage, which you may purchase at low group premium rates.

Learn more about supplemental insurance offered by the City of Westerville.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees have an additional benefit called an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Your EAP is confidentially provided to you through UnitedHealthcare. Optum provides a wide range of counseling services for you and your family.

Learn more about the EAP.