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Explore the benefits & services for active employees

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts (dependent care & health care), basic & supplemental life insurance, long term disability and a variety of retirement options.  As an employee of the City, you will also be a participant in Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS) or Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa ( MFPRSI), depending on your role with the City.  

Most of our health & welfare benefits become effective 1st of the month following 15 days of employment.   Please review the Benefits at a Glance for more details.  (For our employees who are a part of the Police Bargaining, Fire Bargaining or Transit Bargaining groups, please refer to this Benefits at a Glance)


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We have medical/Rx coverage available to all full-time employees and part-time employees as designated by contract or manual.  The City medical plan is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  For specific information on what is covered and how, please review the Summary Plan Description. (For our employees who are a part of the Police Bargaining, Fire Bargaining or Transit Bargaining groups, please refer to this Summary Plan Description)

Prescription coverage is provided through OptumRx



We have a comprehensive dental plan administered by Delta Dental.  Preventive, Basic and Comprehensive services are covered under the plan along with Orthodontia.  Please see the Dental Summary Plan Description for more details.  (Note:  The maximum plan year benefit is $1,200/person annually)



We have partnered with MetLife to provide affordable vision coverage for our full-time employees.  This coverage allows you to get an eye exam and purchase glasses and/or contacts at a significant savings.  It also provides discounts for other services such as Lasik.  Review the Benefit Summary document for further details.


Flex Spending Accounts

Employees have the option to set aside money, pre-tax to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses.    Accounts are established with Innovate Business Consultants (IBC) and there are multiple reimbursement methods available.  


 Life Insurance

Full time employees receive a basic life insurance benefit at no cost to them.  You also have the option to elect additional supplemental life insurance for yourself.  (Amounts determined by contract/manual)  You can see all of the Life Insurance Certificates here.


Long Term Disability

Most full-time employees receive a Long Term Disability benefit provided at no cost.  This coverage provides income protection in the event of a major, long-term medically-related absence from work.  You can see the Long Term Disability Certificates here.


 Retirement Options

City employees enjoy the benefits of IPERS/MFPRSI and we also have several options under our 457(b) Deferred Compensation  plans.  The City provides a match to contributed funds to increase your retirement savings potential.  Please refer to your contract or manual for specific information on the City match.



 Wellness goes beyond diet and exercise and we recognize that here at the City of Sioux City.  We have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Carebridge.  They can assist with a variety of life's challenges.  We also have a Wellness Committee that meets to plan events and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.





Sioux City Perks Program

Sioux City has partnered with Perks, to bring its employees discounts throughout our community and across the nation!

You are now able to get discounts from hundreds of businesses locally and nationally just because you’re part of the Sioux City Perks Program!  In addition, you can purchase discounted gift cards from over 100 top retailers, save on travel & entertainment offers, and even earn cash back rewards for shopping online at more than 1,500 online retailers.  Members of the Perks program are able to access exclusive discounts and the best thing is that it is FREE to join because you’re part of Sioux City family.

Have a smartphone?  You can download the PerksConnect Plus app and find local deals on the go!  Go to the App Store or Google Play today and start saving.

Happy savings!