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FOP Benefits

The following benefit package is associated with positions classified within the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) bargaining unit. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are voluntary and available for an additional cost. For additional information on each category, click on the item. Please refer to the current FOP contract for more  information.

Medical Insurance

Your health insurance is effective on your start date. You may select from two PPO plan options through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois; both plans offer a network of providers and facilities.  You may also choose from four dependent tiers. The City will contribute a portion of the cost for family dependent coverage based on the Standard Plan rate. Costs are shown per month below:


  • The Standard Plan is an 80/20 PPO. The City covers the full cost of the employee premium for the City’s Standard group health insurance plan.

    • Employee only = no cost

    • Employee + Spouse = $427.86

    • Employee + Child(ren) = $351.72

    • Family coverage = $584.08

  • The Premium Plan is a 100% PPO. The City covers approximately 95% of the cost of the employee Premium plan.

    • Employee only = $38.50

    • Employee + Spouse = $508.70

    • Employee + Child(ren) = $424.86

    • Family coverage = $699.58

Dental Insurance*

Vision Insurance*

Basic Life Insurance

The City provides  $20,000 in regular life insurance and $20,000 for Accidental Death & Dismemberment through Dearborn National. Enrollment is automatic and coverage is effective on your start date. 

Supplemental Life/ AD&D   Insurance*

Dearborn National plan premiums are based on your current age and the amount of coverage you choose.  When you enroll for Supplemental Term Life Coverage, you gain access to professional will preparation services. Supplemental coverage is also available for your spouse and dependent children.

Paid Sick Leave

Employees are advanced 69 hours of sick leave upon hire and accrue additional sick leave each month. Upon retirement, eligible employees will receive payment for unused sick leave balances.


  Length of Service                             Accrual

  • 1st year of service 

8 hours per month up to 80 hours

  • After 1 yr. continuous service           96 hours

  • After 4 yrs. continuous service         120 hours

  • After 7 yrs. continuous service         160 hours

  • After 10 yrs. continuous service       184 hours

  • After 13 yrs. continuous service       200 hours

  • After 16 yrs. continuous service       216 hours

Flexible Spending Accounts*
Income Protection*


The police pensions are funded locally. Historically, the City has contributed more than required by law, which means that Urbana’s employee pension systems are all solidly funded. The Police Pension Fund Board manages the Police Pension Fund as prescribed under Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Statutes of the State of Illinois.

Clothing Allowance

After satisfactorily completing probation, FOP employees will receive an annual uniform allowance of $1,237.00.

Supplemental Retirement Savings*

This supplemental retirement plan (457 Deferred Compensation Plan through ICMA) is funded through pre-taxed and tax deferred employee contributions.

Other Types of Leave

Family and Medical Leave; VESSA; Funeral Leave; Bereavement Leave; Military Leave; and Union Leave.


Other Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program:  EAP provides  employees and their families with professional and confidential counseling services at no cost for up to 12 sessions per  calendar year.

  • Credit Union: Urbana Municipal Employees Credit Union offers financial products and services to City employees and their families.

  • And more!

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