Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

The City offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending, deferred compensation opportunities and much more for qualifying employees. 

Full-time employees are provided with a monthly Benefit Bank for the purchase of medical, dental and vision insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents. The Benefit Bank amounts are as follows: 

Non-Management Employees:                              $1,545 p/month
Unrepresented Management Employees:           $1,665 p/month
Executive Management Employees:                     $1,726 p/month
City Council/Elected Officials:                                $1,726 p/month

Qualifying part-time employees can purchase medical insurance through the City under the Affordable Care Act (based on number of worked hours per week).  Eligible employees who meet the Affordable Care Act provisions may also receive a City subsidy to assist with payment of a portion of their monthly premiums.

The City contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance and offers both HMO and PPO plans. Full-time employees have the option of enrolling in a PPO and HMO dental plan through Delta Dental, and a basic or buy-up vision plan through VSP.   Refer to the current Benefits Guide booklet below for additional information on plans and rates.

Life Insurance
The City provides life insurance at no cost to full-time employees as follows:
Non-Management and Management Employees: $100,000
Executive Management Employees: $250,000


Additional Voluntary Benefits
Section 125 Flexible Spending Plans for Health and Dependent Care through Basic Pacific

Long Term Disability, Whole Life, Term Life, Accident Only and Cancer Insurance Plans through Colonial Life

Scholarshare 529 - College Saving Plans for dependents/beneficiaries


Deferred Compensation

A deferred compensation plan is available to all employees, which provides a tax-deferred savings to serve as a retirement supplement.  Employees may contribute to the City’s designated deferred compensation plan through payroll deductions, not to exceed the annual contribution limits set by the IRS.

There is a City-paid contribution to deferred compensation for Unrepresented Management, Executive Management employees and Elected Officials.  Refer to each group’s Summary of Benefits for current amounts.

Leave Benefits
Employees accrue leave time each pay period according to their Memorandum of Understanding or Summary of Benefits/Contract.  This leave time includes vacation, floating, sick leave and sick leave conversion.


CalPERS Retirement
The City of Chino participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Currently there are three tiers under each of the two categories below:

For Non-Safety:
  • First Level Miscellaneous (hired before 10/16/11) - 2.7% @ 55 (employee rate of 8%)
  • Second Level Miscellaneous (hired on or after 10/16/11) - 2.0% @ 55 (employee rate of 7%)
  • PEPRA New Members (hired on or after 1/1/13) - 2.0% @ 62 (employee rate of 6.75%)
For Safety (Police):
  • First Level Police (hired before 10/16/11) - 3.0% @ 50 (employee rate of 9%)
  • Second Level Police (hired on or after 10/16/11) - 3.0% @ 55 (employee rate of 9%)
  • PEPRA New Police (hired on or after 1/1/13 - 2.7% @ 57 (employee rate of 13%)

Benefit Documents