Section 19-110 General benefits.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17016 on 09/17/2001, Section 19-110 read as follows.
Employee health care plan. The city shall pay into the employee benefit fund two hundred
seventy-nine ninety-three dollars and fifty -one cents
($ 279.51 293.50) per month (or the total
cost of the employee's health care plan coverage, if less) toward the cost of employee health care
plan coverage of each eligible permanent employee who participates in the plan. These
payments by the city shall begin when the employee becomes an eligible employee under the
health care plan and end at the date of the employee's termination of employment with the city.
Employees choosing not to participate in the health care plan shall not be entitled to receive the
amount the city would have contributed toward the cost of such employees' health care plan
coverage. During the period before an employee becomes an eligible employee under the health
care plan, the city manager in the manager's sole discretion and on a case-by-case basis, may
increase the employee's compensation in an amount equal to payments that the employee makes
for health insurance; provided that the amount paid under this sentence shall not exceed the
amount the city pays into the employee benefit fund for each employee under this subsection.
Life insurance. The city shall, each month pay for and on behalf of each eligible employee
who subscribes to the city's group life insurance policy, a sum of up to one-half (1/2) the cost of
insurance coverage available to the employee pursuant to the group policy. (Employees who are
not under the jurisdiction of an organized employee union or association may have their
individual term life insurance costs paid by the city.) All dividends paid on life insurance
policies issued under the city's group life insurance policy shall be paid into the employee benefit
fund and all city employees authorize and consent to the use of such dividends as herein provided
by their participation in the city's group life insurance policy. The employee benefit fund shall
be used to pay one-third (1/3) of the cost of the insurance coverage available to an employee
under the city's group policy for so long as funds are available, during which time the
city and employee shall each contribute one-third (1/3) of the cost of such life insurance.
Payments by the city and employee benefit fund shall begin at the date of hire into a permanent
Retirement systems. All permanent employees, except employees hired as full-time, regular
firefighters are required to participate in the Federal Social Security System immediately upon
appointment to city employment. All employees, except full-time regular firefighters and full-time regular
police officers, working one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours or more in a
calendar year shall participate in the Missouri Local Government Retirement System (LAGERS).
Participation in LAGERS for eligible employees begins following completion of the first six (6)
months of city employment. Full-time regular firefighters and full-time regular police officers
participate in the retirement plans set out in Chapter 18 of this code.
(1) Employees may participate in a
group deferred compensation plan adopted by the city
council. The city manager may recommend to the city council, and the council may adopt any
necessary contractual arrangements, and subsequent changes or modifications. This program
shall be monitored by the human resources department.
(2) Employees shall, if interested,
participate in such plan via payroll deduction of
individually arranged contributions.
(3) The city shall contribute to the
deferred compensation plan account selected by each
employee covered by the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 an amount equal to eight and three-tenths (8.3)
percent of the employee's total compensation.
Money purchase plans. Permanent employees may, at their option, participate in the City of
Columbia, Missouri Money Purchase Plan, a defined contribution plan operating under section
401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Subject to the provisions of the plan and the
limitations imposed by section 401(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the city will
contribute to the plan trust fund on behalf of each participating employee who contributes to a
group deferred compensation plan (457 plan) at the minimum rate of three dollars ($3.00) per
pay period, an amount equal to the employee's contribution to the 457 plan up to a maximum of
three (3) per cent of the employee's compensation.
(f) Post Employment Health Plan. The
city shall contribute twenty-one dollars ($21.00) per
month to the Post Employment Health Plan for Public Employees on behalf of each eligible
employee. The city shall make sick leave conversions to the health care insurance
premium reimbursement subaccounts of each eligible employee leaving city employment if the
employee has been employed by the city for ten years or more, or if the employee is retiring
pursuant to the terms of a city-sponsored retirement plan (based on either age or disability). Such
sick leave conversions shall be made at the rate of $2.00 for every hour of final accumulated sick
(Code 1964, § 22.665; Ord. No. 9936, § 1, 9-19-83; Ord. No. 10714, §
1, 9-3-85; Ord. No. 10733,
§ 1, 9-16-85; Ord. No. 10768, § 1, 10-21-85; Ord. No. 12024, § 1, 9-19-88; Ord. No. 12122,
2-6-89; Ord. No. 12417, § 1, 11-20-89; Ord. No. 12716, § 1, 8-22-90; Ord. No. 12841, §
1, 1-7-91; Ord. No. 13046, § 1, 8-5-91; Ord. No. 13135, § 1, 10-7-91; Ord. 13430, § 1,
9-8-92; Ord. No.
13440, § 5, 9-21-92; Ord. No. 13487, § 11, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 13495, § 1, 11-2-92; Ord.
13817 § 1, 9-20-93; Ord. No. 13894 § 1, 12-6-93; Ord. No. 14660 § 1, 10-2-95; Ord. No.
1, 11-20-95; Ord. No. 14982, § 2, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 14985, § 1, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 15035, §
10-21-96; Ord. No. 15063, § 1, 11-18-96; Ord. No. 15300, § 2, 7-21-97; Ord. No. 15355, §
1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 15754, § 1, 9-21-98; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 16406, §
Ord. No. 16618, § 1, 9-18-00)