Benefits

The City of Texarkana, Texas offers excellent benefits with low premiums as a part of the total compensation package for each full-time City employee.  For details on each benefit, please refer to the sections below or contact the Human Resources office at 903-798-3915.

Medical & Dental

The City provides a self-insured plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas as the third party administrator.  Full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week are eligible for medical and dental insurance on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  

Vision

The City offers employee paid vision insurance through Davis Vision.  Full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week are eligible for vision insurance on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Life Insurance

The City provides full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week basic life insurance that is equal to one times an employee's annual salary at no cost to the employee.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Additional life insurance can be purchased in $10,000 increments-up to a maximum of seven times the basic annual earnings or $500,000.

Short Term & Long Term Disability

The City offers employee paid short term disability and long term disability to all full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week.  Short term and long term disability are offered by Madison National Insurance. 

Deferred Compensation Plan (457)

A voluntary deferred compensation program through MissionSquare is offered to all City employees.

Longevity

Longevity pay is paid to all full-time employees at a rate of $5 per month for each year of service with a maximum of 20 years.

Holiday

The City of Texarkana, Texas has thirteen paid holidays, including New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.

Vacation & Sick Leave

The City of Texarkana, Texas provides three weeks of paid vacation and paid sick leave per year. This is accrued at a rate of 4.62 hours per pay period.

Retirement

Retirement benefits are through the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Employees contribute 7% of each paycheck, and the City provides a 2:1 match.  Employees are vested with 5 years of service, and can retire after 20 years of service at any age or once an employee reaches the age of 60 as long as they have 5 years vested into the retirement system. 

Retirement benefits for the Fire Department are paid through the Texarkana Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund. Employees contribute 13% from each paycheck and the City provides a match at 19%. Employees become vested and are eligible for retirement at 20 years of service.