Employee Benefit Information

The City of Tucson offers its employees a benefits package which includes the benefits listed below.  For comprehensive insurance information, please visit https://www.tucsonaz.gov/insurance.

  • Medical Insurance
    • One HMO option
    • Two high deductible health plan options: HRA and HSA
    • Employee coverage paid by COT up to a capped amount
    • Dependent coverage available (Premium cost shared by City and Employee)
  • Dental Insurance
    • One pre-paid plan
    • One PPO plan
    • Dependent coverage available (Premium cost shared by City and Employee)
    • Employee coverage paid by COT
  • Life Insurance
    • Basic coverage is equal to annual salary rounded up to the nearest thousandth, maximum of $50,000 (City-paid)
    • Supplemental available for employee in three tiers. Each tier equals two times annual salary to a maximum of $100,000 per tier (Employee-paid)
    • Spousal and domestic partner supplemental life insurance available (Employee-paid)
  • Long Term Disability
    • City provides base coverage of up to 60% of base salary to maximum benefit of $4,000 per month for up to five years (6 month elimination period)
    • Buy-up coverage (employee-paid) pays 60% of salary to maximum of $6,000 per month up to age 65 (90 day elimination period)
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Pre-tax, flexible spending accounts for health and/or dependent care expenses
    • Supplemental Voluntary Insurance Products – disability, life and accident and illness
  • Worker’s Compensation
    • Benefit rate is equal to 2/3 of the employee’s average monthly wage up to a monthly maximum salary of $2400 per month defined by law
    • Call Employee Services, Health, & Wellness at (520) 791-2619 for questions regarding Worker’s Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
    • Provides counseling free to employees and dependents
    • Up to three face-to-face sessions per occurrence per year
    • Unlimited 24/7 access to professionals
    • Financial aid and legal consultation
    • Trusted online resources and tools
  • Pension
    • The City of Tucson Supplemental Retirement System is a defined benefit plan offering a pension benefit to eligible members. Information on this plan can be found at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/retirement
  • Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
    • The City of Tucson offers a variety of retirement savings opportunities through its provider, ICMA Retirement Corporation. Please review the information found at the website page indicated above.


For Insurance questions, contact Employee Benefits at (520) 791-4597

For Retirement or Pension questions, contact the Retirement Office at (520) 791-4598

For Worker's Compensation and Employee Leave qustions, contact (520) 791-2619