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The goal of the City of Salisbury is to offer a comprehensive benefits package that will meet the needs of our employees and their families. This following is a benefits summary that provides an overview of the available benefits for City of Salisbury employees and their families. For further details, download the .pdf below or visit the Mark III Employee Benefits Website.

2017-2018 Employee Benefits BOOKLET PDF

Benefits

Medical

The City of Salisbury is pleased to offer you a choice of two medical benefit plans. The plans are both Preferred Provider Organization plans (PPO). The plans are PPO Base and PPO Buy-up. The PPO Base plan has a less rich benefit design than the PPO Buy-up plan, and it has a lower corresponding payroll deduction amount.

Dental

The City’s dental benefits allow you to choose a participating dentist in the BCBSNC network. If you choose to use a non-participating dentist, BCSBNC will pay you, the employee, directly. You may have to pay your dentist up front and wait on your reimbursement from BCBSNC. Your dental coverage is tied to your medical election.

Life Insurance

The City of Salisbury provides, at no charge to the employee, a life insurance policy in the amount of the employee's annual salary rounded up to the nearest thousand (not to exceed $200,000). Additional life insurance is available for the employee and family members through payroll deduction.

Holidays

The City of Salisbury offers the following paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas (3 days)

Leave

Annual

Annual leave provides you time for vacationing, rest, relaxation or to conduct personal affairs. Full pay, benefits, and the accrual of leave time continue during annual leave. For each calendar month you are employed full time, you accrue Annual Leave time according to your length of service. Fire and Police are not eligible for holiday pay, and therefore accrue annual leave at a higher rate.

Sick

Sick leave is to be used for employee illness or disability or that of a member of the immediate family or a parent, child or spouse living outside the household who requires the employee’s personal care or attention.

Bereavement

Employees are entitled up to three (3) consecutive days off with pay for the funeral of an immediate family relative: (mother, father, guardian, sister, brother, spouse, domestic partner, child, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild, plus combinations of half, step, in-law, and adopted relationships that can be derived from those named.

Employees are entitled to one (1) day for the death of a relative other than an immediate family member.

Employees are entitled to four (4) hours to attend the funeral of a co-worker.

Flex Spending

Flex Spending Accounts

Flexible spending accounts allow you to redirect a portion of your taxable income in order to receive nontaxable benefits. You can set aside pretax dollars to reimburse yourself for qualified health care expenses and/or dependent day care expenses.

Wellness

Nurse Practitioner

The City of Salisbury is committed to giving you the programs and benefits you need to take good care of yourself and your family. As a participant in the City of Salisbury’s BCBSNC Health Plan you may obtain services from the onsite Nurse Practitioner at no charge without using any leave accrual. The Nurse Practitioner is located in the Customer Service Center, 1415 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Wellness Health Program

Wellness Health Program offers a variety of programs to help you take control of your health:

  • blood pressure screenings
  • weight management
  • tobacco cessation
  • quarterly health challenges
  • wellness education programs

 

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center, operated by the City of Salisbury's Nurse Practiotioner as part of the Wellness Health Program, is located at 1415 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Hours of Operation:
Day Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

To schedule your clinic appointment, please visit: www.timecenter.com/cityofsalisbury or call (704) 638-5217 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Retirement

401K

As a part of the total compensation package, employees who work over 20 hours per week on a regular basis will receive an employer contribution of 3% of their annual salary to the NC401(k) Plan. An employee can elect to contribute up to 100% of compensation or $18,500 annually to the plan (whichever is lower). By participating in the NC401(k) Plan, an employee has the opportunity to build savings while reducing today's taxes.

An employee’s contributions to the Plan are deducted directly from his/her paycheck before taxes are calculated. This means the employees current taxable income is reduced and the amount of taxes he/she pays on his/her income is also reduced. Prudential Financial 401(k) services is the plan administrator. Employees can call the 401(k) Action Line toll-free (866) NC401K1 or visit the web site at www.prudential.com/ncplans.

457

The Deferred Compensation Program also known by the Internal Revenue Code, 457, is a tax-deferred program designed to help you save for retirement through payroll deduction. Under IRS guidelines, an employee may defer up to 100% or $18,500 annually to the 457 plan (whichever is lower). Employees are permitted to participate in both the 401-K Plan and the 457 plan. Each plan has an annual limit non-inclusive of the counter plan.

Contact Information

Medical and Prescription Drugs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

PO Box 35
Durham, NC 27702-0035
www.bcbsnc.com
1 (877) 258-3334

Dental

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

PO Box 2100
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
www.bcbsnc.com
1 (800) 305-6638

Vision

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

PO Box 35
Durham, NC 27702-0035
www.bcbsnc.com
1 (877) 258-3334

Life Insurance

Lincoln Financial Group

PO Box 2609
Omaha, NE 68103-2609
www.lfg.com
1 (800) 423-2765

Flex Spending Account

Flores & Associates, LLC

PO Box 31397
Charlotte, NC 28231-1397
www.flores-associates.com
(704) 335-8211

Retirement

NC Retirement System

325 North Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603-1385
www.myncretirement.com
(919) 807-3050 or (877) 627-3287 toll free

NC 401(k) Plan

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Kelly Martindale — Retirement Education Counselor
Kelly.Martindale@prudential.com
www.prudential.com/ncplans
(910) 949-3366

Discounts

The City of Salisbury is pleased to be able to provide our employees with information regarding special discounts, incentives and offers. This listing of discount is provided for informational purposes and does not imply that the City of Salisbury endorses and particular product of service. These discounts are only available to badged City of Salisbury Employees and is subject to change.

Business/Service Name Discount
Attractions on Main Senior Discount 60+ 10% off w/badge
Backstreet Station Salon 10% off haircuts w/badge
Body and Health Solutions 50% off program w/2 yr. membership
Bojangles (Jake Alexander Blvd) Discounts for large orders only
Bojangles (Spencer) 10% off w/badge
Cold Stone Creamery 10% off w/badge
Curiosities Gifts 10% off w/badge
DC Chem-Dry Rug/Carpet Cleaner 10% off w/badge
Domino’s (Link Ave) Large 1 topping $6 each w/badge
Domino’s (Rockwell) 8+ large 1 topping $6 each w/badge
East Coast Wings 10% off w/badge does not include specials
El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant 10% off w/badge
El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina 20% off w/badge
Eye Care Center 20% off glasses w/o vision benefit
Fine Frame Gallery 10-15% off w/badge
Firestone 10% off parts and labor w/badge
Forum $22 draft per month reg. $27
$75 for 3 months paid in full reg. $90
$125 for 6 months paid in full reg. $150
Frank’s Jewelers/Pawn Shop 10% off w/badge
Fusion Salon $30 mani & pedi w/badge
Godley’s Garden Center & Nursery 10% off w/badge
Goodyear Tire 10% off tires and maintenance
Oil change $19.95 w/badge
Synthetic oil change $30 w/badge
Super Synthetic oil change $50 w/badge
Tires $5 over cost once a month w/badge
Griffin Guitars 10% off w/badge
Italy Café 15% off w/badge on take out only
Jacob’s Western Store 10% off w/badge
Jersey Mikes (Jake Alexander) 10% off w/badge
Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express 10% off w/badge
Rail Walk Studio Galleries Free Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm
Ralph Baker’s Shoes 15% off w/badge
Rico Tile & Marble 10% off and up depending on job size
Salisbury Square Antiques & Wine Shop 10% off on wine
Sonic (Salisbury) 10% off w/badge
Southern Spirit & Gallery 10% off w/badge
Tails of Lake Norman 10% off badge
Vogue Cleaners 20% off w/badge
Verizon Wireless 20% off w/badge
Waffle House 10%off w/badge at both locations
Waterworks Visual Art Gallery Free M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm

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