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Non-Union/Non-Exempt Benefits

The following benefit package is associated with positions classified as non-exempt and not in a union. Voluntary benefits are marked with an asterisk (*). Voluntary coverage solutions for vision, life, supplemental disability, critical illness and accident are provided through Dearborn National. For additional information on each category, click on the blue link.

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*


During your 1st year of service, you will accrue 8 hrs. /month for the first 10 months (equiv. to 10 days). On each eligible anniversary, annual vacation is advanced for the upcoming year.

  • After 1 year: 96 hours (12 days)

  • After 5 years: 120 hours (15 days)

  • After 9 years:  160 hours (20 days)

  • After 15 years: 200 hours (25 days)

Sick Leave

You will start with 69 hours the first day of employment. After completion of one year of service, sick leave will accrue from month to month.  If your balance is less than 300 hours, you will accrue 8 hours per month. Employees with a balance of more than 300 hours are automatically enrolled in the  Retirement Health Savings plan.


City non-emergency offices observe 10 holidays per year; employees receive 8 hours of regular pay for each holiday.

Longevity Pay

To recognize employees' commitment to the City, those with at least 4 years of continuous service are eligible for an additional percentage of pay based on their salary.    


Income Protection

​​Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits are provided by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). This is  a defined benefit plan, which means that once you are vested and eligible to retire, your pension is paid as long as you live. Contributions are made by both the City and the employee. Currently, employees contribute 4.5% of earnings paid and the City contributes 13.02%.

Supplemental Retirement Savings*

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

​​Flexible Spending Accounts*

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; the plan is also portable so that you can continue coverage if you change jobs or otherwise separate from City employment.

Spouse / Dependent Supplemental Life 
and AD&D Insurance*

You can also purchase Dearborn’s Supplemental Term Life insurance for your spouse/partner and your dependent children at affordable group rates.

Other Benefits*

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

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

  • And more!

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