Comprehensive Employee Benefits at City of Lufkin: Enriching Work-Life Balance

Discover the extensive range of employee benefits offered by the City of Lufkin, designed to enhance your well-being and support your professional growth.

Eligible employees and their dependents enjoy comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental, and vision benefits, starting from the first of the month following hire.

Medical Low plan  
Employee Only - 
Employee & Spouse - 
Employee & Child(ren) - 
Employee & Family - 
Medical High plan  
Employee Only - 
Employee & Spouse - 
Employee & Child(ren) - 
Employee & Family - 
Dental Low plan  
Employee Only - 
Employee & Spouse - 
Employee & Child(ren) - 
Employee & Family - 
Dental High plan  
Employee Only - 
Employee & Spouse - 
Employee & Child(ren) - 
Employee & Family - 
Vision plan  
Employee Only - 
Employee & Spouse - 
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Full-time employees immediately begin earning vacation time at the rate of 80 hours per year. Vacation time can be used after 6 months of full-time, continuous employment.Vacation accruals increase with tenure and can accumulate up to 170 hours with the exception of civil service. 

Full-time employees receive fourteen (14) paid national holidays per year, plus your birthday.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue sick time from day one, allowing for up to 720 hours of paid sick leave accumulation.

Retirement Plan
Join the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a generous 2-to-1 matching contribution from the City at 7%. Become vested after five years of service and retire with financial security at any age with 20 years of service or age 60.

Longevity Pay
Enjoy longevity pay as recognition for your dedication, capped after twenty years of continuous service.

Bereavement Leave
Receive compassionate support during difficult times with paid bereavement leave (3 days) for immediate family loss.

Tuition Reimbursement
Invest in your professional development with tuition reimbursement of up to $1,000 annually.

Health Club Incentive
The City of Lufkin wishes to promote health and wellness for our employees. The City will provide supplemental regular pay of up to $20.00 per month for each employee who provides proof of membership (and monthly cost) in a gym, fitness center or health club. Employees must notify Human Resources immediately if their gym membership is terminated. 

Employee Health Clinic- MYMD SELECT (No cost to employee)
If you are enrolled in our health plan, you will have access to this benefit, which will provide a form of concierge medicine that enables 24/7 access to a full range of comprehensive primary services to covered employees and dependents. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP - No cost to employee)
Access confidential support for life's challenges, including family issues, stress management, and more.

Program highlights
Five confidential face-to-face sessions
Enrolled employees and their household family members are eligible for up to five confidential sessions with a counselor, financial planner or lawyer each calendar year.

  • Consultations may be face-to-face or by phone.
  • Sessions are per household and may be divided between the three types of professionals.
  • Counselors provide an assessment of concerns and refer participants to appropriate resources and providers.
  • Financial and legal professionals assist with matters such as tax-filing questions, debt issues, guardianship and power of attorney.
  • An additional five sessions are available in the event of a covered disability claim.

Will preparation
EAP also includes will preparation services via the Featured Programs section of

Health Care Navigation (No cost to employee)
Employees generally find themselves on their own when it comes to understanding their medical plan. They’re eager to find resources that can reassure them they are making the best decisions.

Administrative support for employees on a covered disability leave

  • Easy-to-understand explanation of benefits—help identifying what’s covered and what’s not
  • Step-by-step guidance on medical claims and billing issues
  • Cost estimation for covered and/or non-covered treatment options
  • Fee and payment plan negotiation
  • Referral to financial resources for the underinsured and uninsured
  • Explanation of the appeals process

Clinical support

  • One-on-one reviews of employee health concerns
  • Straightforward, easy-to-understand answers regarding specific diagnosis and treatment options
  • Support and preparation for upcoming doctors’ visits, lab work, tests and surgeries
  • Coordination with appropriate health care plan provider(s)
  • Referral to community resources and applicable support groups

Travel Assistance Program (No cost to employee)
Stay protected with travel assistance and identity theft protection programs, ensuring peace of mind on and off the job.

  • Help finding physicians, dentists and medical facilities
  • Medical monitoring to determine if care is appropriate
  • Transportation to a hospital/treatment facility or return home for treatment when medically necessary
  • Arrangement for a dependent child’s or spouse’s return home when traveling with the insured and when necessary
  • Replacement of medication and eyeglasses
  • Emergency message relay to and from friends, relatives and business associates
  • Emergency cash
  • Assistance locating lost or stolen items
  • Legal assistance/bail
  • Interpretation/translation service

Identity Theft Protection Program (No Cost to employee)
Identity theft is a rising concern. The Identity Theft Protection Program provides employees with information to protect themselves and step-by-step coaching to help identify and resolve identity theft.

  • Lost wallet assistance
  • Credit information review
  • Three-bureau fraud alert placement assistance
  • ID theft affidavit assistance
  • Translation services while traveling
  • Emergency cash advance while traveling (a repayment guarantee is needed)

Beneficiary Companion Program (No Cost to employee)
The Beneficiary Companion Program is there to help with paperwork and other time-consuming details, providing relief from the confusion and frustration of managing a loved one’s final affairs.

  • Guidance on how to obtain death certificate copies for final notifications
  • Dedicated Beneficiary Assistance Coordinators to manage notifications and close loved one’s accounts, including:
    • Social Security Administration
    • Credit reporting agencies
    • Credit card companies/financial institutions
    • Third-party vendors
    • Government agencies
  • Assistance protecting the loved one’s identity and full resolution services if the deceased’s identity is stolen

Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (No cost to employee)
The City provides full-time employees, life insurance with a value of 1X employee's annual salary. City also provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) with a value of 1X employee's annual salary.

Long-Term Disability (LTD) (No cost to employee)
After a period of 90 days of disability, you may be eligible for LTD benefits which can provide you up to 60% of your base pay, up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. This benefit applies to full-time employees.