Employee Benefits

What We Offer

The City of Green Cove Springs offers an excellent benefits program to its employees, including leave benefits, educational/training benefits, direct deposit, and eleven major holidays off each year.  Other benefits include the following:

Health Insurance

Health Insurance coverage is provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, or Florida Blue.  One PPO plan is offered to employees – the Gold.  To provide coverage and cost options, the Silver and Bronze HMO plans are available.

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance coverage is provided through Guardian Dental.  Two PPO plans are offered to employees - the High and Low plans – giving employees options on coverage and cost.

Vision Insurance

Vision Insurance coverage is provided through HumanaVision, previously known as the Vision Care Plan.

Life Insurance

City of Green Cove Springs employees are provided a group life insurance policy through Standard Insurance that equals one times their annual salary, with a minimum $25,000 benefit.  Employees have the option to elect supplemental benefits at their own cost.

Retirement

City of Green Cove Springs employees, except police officers, participate in a defined benefit plan through the Florida Retirement System.  Police officers participate in a defined benefit plan through the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund.  A deferred compensation plan (voluntary 457 plan) is offered to all employees through Hartford.

A Police Pension Board, consisting of two City Council appointees who must reside within the City limits, two police officer members of the plan, and a fifth member elected by the other four members, meets quarterly.  Agendas and minutes for the Pension Board’s meetings are provided in the left-hand column of this page.

Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s compensation benefits are provided through the Florida League of Cities, Inc. for employees who are injured on the job.