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10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014-3255

Tel: 408.777.3227
Jobline: 408.235.9750
Fax: 408.777.3109 Fax
Email: hrlist@cupertino.org

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Benefits Summary

City Employment Benefits
Summary of Benefits ~ January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Health Insurance
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:
The City contributes:

Unrepresented:
Employee Only - $702 Month
Employee + 1 - $762 Month
Employee + 2 - $802 Month

CEA:
$714.00/Month

*OE3:
Employee Only $765.29 Month Less $130.58 Dental = $634.71
Employee + 1 $905.29 Month Less $130.58 Dental = $774.71
Employee + 2 $945.29 Month Less $130.58 Dental = $814.71

HEALTH PLANS 2014 RATES 2015 RATES
Anthem Select HMO    
Emp. Only $657.33 $662.41
Emp. & 1 Dep. $1,314.66 $1,324.82
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,709.06 $1,722.27
     
Anthem Traditional HMO    
Emp. Only $ 728.41 $827.57
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,456.82 $1,655.14
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,893.87 $2,151.68
     
Blue Shield Access+ HMO  
 
 
 
Emp. Only $ 836.59 $ 928.87
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,673.18 $1,857.74
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 2,175.13 $2,415.06

 

 

 
Blue Shield NetValue HMO
 

 
Emp. Only $ 704.01 $ 704.01 $ 870.60
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,408.02 $1,741.20
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,830.43 $2,263.56
 

 

 
Kaiser North HMO
 
 
Emp. Only $ 742.72 $714.45
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,485.44 $1,428.90
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,931.07 $1,857.57
 
Unitedhealthcare HMO
 
 
 
Emp. Only $ 764.24 $850.67
Emp. & I Dep $ 1,528.48 $1,701.34
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,987.02 $2,211.74
     
PERS-Care PPO  

 
Emp. Only $ 720.04 $775.08
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,440.08 $1,550.16
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,872.10 $2,015.21

 

 

 
PERS-Choice PPO  
 
Emp. Only $ 690.77 $700.84
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,381.54 $1,401.68
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,796.00 $1,822.18

 

 

 
PERS-Select PPO
 
 
Emp. Only $ 661.52 $690.43
Emp. & I Dep. $ 1,323.04 $1,380.86
Emp. & 2 or more Dep. $ 1,719.95 $1,795.12


Dental Coverage For Unrepresented 
Unrepresented (Management and Confidential) Unit:

Group Plan: Delta Dental Plan of California
Group Number: 1539-0004
Coverage:

Dental Program covers several categories of benefits. Delta will provide payment for a maximum of $1,000 for each person covered each calendar year.

Basic Benefit: DPO (Delta Preferred Option) 85/15% or 75/25%
Oral Surgery, Diagnostic and Preventative Benefits - 75/25%
Cleanings - Four per year
Prosthodontic Benefits - 75/25%
Orthodontic Benefits - 60/40% ($2,000 Life Time Maximum)
See Delta Benefit Summary for more details in coverage.

City's Cost: City contribution is $78.26 per month for each employee including dependents
Premium: $104.30 per month
Employee Cost: $26.04 per month / $12.02 per pay period

Dental Coverage For Cupertino Employees Association
Cupertino Employees Association (CEA) Unit:

Group Plan: Delta Dental Plan of California
Group Number: 1539-0006
Coverage:

Dental Program covers several categories of benefits. Delta will provide payment for a maximum of $2,500 for each person covered each calendar year.

Basic Benefit: DPO (Delta Preferred Option) 100% or 75/25% 
Oral Surgery Diagnostic and Preventative Benefits - 75/25%
Cleanings - Four per year
Prosthodontic Benefits - 75/25%
Orthodontic Benefits - 60/40% ($2,500 Life Time Maximum)
See Delta Benefit Summary for more details in coverage.  

City's Cost: City contribution is $78.26 for each employee including dependents
Premium: $140.35 per month
Employee Cost: $62.09 per month / $28.66 per pay period

Dental Coverage For Operating Engineers 
Operating Engineers Unit:

Group Plan: Delta Dental Plan of California
Group Number: 1539-0005
Coverage:

Dental Program covers several categories of benefits. Delta will provide payment for a maximum of $2,000 for each person covered each calendar year.

Basic Benefit: DPO (Delta Preferred Option) 85/15% or 75/25% - Oral Surgery Diagnostic and Preventative Benefits - 75/25%
Cleanings - Four per year
Prosthodontic Benefits - 75/25%
Orthodontic Benefits - 60/40% ($2,000 Life Time Maximum)
See Delta Benefit Summary for more details in coverage.  

City's Cost: City Contribution is $130.58 per month for each employee including dependents
Premium: $130.58 per month
Employee Cost: Dental premiums paid with City health contribution benefits

*The City makes dental insurance benefits available through Delta as well as the Operating Engineers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Northern California for employees represented by Operating Engineers.

Vision Insurance 
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Group Plan: Vision Service Plan (VSP) #12 074461 0001 (Plan B)
Coverage:

Vision Program provides for regular eye examinations and benefits toward vision care expenses including glasses or contact lenses.

Standard Eye Examination and Glasses:
   Eye Examination: Every 12 months* ($20 co-pay)
   Prescription Glasses: Every 12 months* ($20 co-pay)
   Frame:   Every 24 months* ($130 allowance for frame of choice)
   Contact Lens Care: Every 12 months* ($130 allowance for contacts)
*from your last date of service

Copayments  $20/$20 - The first copayment applies to the eye examination and the second copayment applies to materials. Services obtained through non-member providers are subject to the same copayments and limitations as services through VSP participating doctors.
Safety Glasses
OE3 Employees Only
ProTec Safety Rx Plan (Copay: $10.00)
Laser Vision Correction: Average 15% off the regular price or 5% off the promotional price.  Discounts only available from contracted facilities. 
City’s Cost: City Contribution is $14.94 per month for each employee including dependents
Premium: $16.16 per month
Employee’ Cost: $1.22 per month / $ .56 per pay period

Long Term Disability
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Group Plan: CIGNA Long Term Disability Insurance
Coverage:

66-2/3% of Pre-disability Earnings of base salary up to $7,000 per month.
   Elimination Period is the first 60 days of each disability.

Employee Cost  None
Premium $63.00 per month maximum
Term: To age 65
 Age 65   (two years LTD maximum) 69+ (one year LTD maximum)
City’s Cost: City Contribution - Premium .60 of each $100 of insured earnings to a maximum
of $7,000 per month.

Life Insurance 
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Group Plan: Hartford Life Insurance Company (Policy No. 698457)
Coverage:

Two-and-one-half-times annual salary rounded to the next highest $50,000.
Maximum Coverage $250,000

 OE3 Unit Only: Five-times annual salary rounded to the next highest $50,000. Maximum Coverage $250,000
Eligibility: All regular employees who work at least 20 hours per week.
Additional Life Insurance purchased by the employee is available. See H.R. for enrollment and benefit information.
City's Cost City Contribution - Two-and-one-half (Unrepresented & CEA) and five-times (OE3) annual salary rounded to next highest $50,000. Maximum - $250,000.
(Life = .21 per thousand, AD&D = .03 per thousand)
Premium $52.50 Life and $7.50 AD&D per month maximum.
Employee Cost None
Eligibility: All regular employees who work at least 20 hours per week.
Additional Life Insurance purchased by the employee is available.  See H.R. for enrollment and benefit information.

Calpers Retirement
Unrepresented, CEA Units and Operating Engineers Units:

The City of Cupertino pays the employee/employer share contribution of base salary to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) as follows:

    2.7 @55  2.0 @60  2.0 @62
APPLIES TO Current employees hired before 12/29/12  New employees to Cupertino hired after 12/29/12 and in the CalPERS system or a reciprocity system
(Includes City Council)
 New Employees to Cupertino and CalPERS (or has not worked for 6 months in CalPERS)
(Includes City Council)
SALARY  Same  Same  Same
PERSABLE SALARY Capped at:
$255,000
Capped at:
$255,000
Capped @$136,440
No uniform allowance
RETIREMENT Employee Contribution paid by City = 3%

Employee Contribution paid by Employee = 5%
Employee Contribution paid by City = 2%

Employee Contribution paid by Employee = 5%

Employee Contribution paid by City = 0%

Employee Contribution paid by Employee = 6.25%
 Total  8%  7%  6.25%
Employer Contribution Rate
(2014/2015)
23.539% 23.539% 23.539%
50% Normal Cost (12.5%) N/A until 2018 N/A until 2018 6.25%
PAID ON Highest year Highest 3 year average Highest 3 year average

To be eligible for service retirement, the employee must be at least age 50 and be vested with five years of CalPERS service credit.

The City of Cupertino contracts for the following PERS options:

  1. 2.7% at age 55 for employees hired prior to 12/29/12 with one-year final compensation.
  2. 2% at age 60 for employees hired after 12/29/12 with three-year final compensation.
  3. Service credit for unused sick leave for employees hired prior to 10/17/12.
  4. Military service buy back option
  5. 1959 Survivor Benefit – 4th Level
  6. Peace Corps buy back option

Calpers Retiree Medical Insurance
Unrepresented, CEA, and Operating Engineers Units:

Employees are eligible for lifetime medical benefits at the time of retirement with the following criteria: 
Those employees hired before August 1, 2004, and have five or more full-time years of service with the City of Cupertino, are eligible for the lifetime medical benefit.   Employees receive a City paid medical insurance premium contribution equal to the amount provided to active employees in the same bargaining unit.  No cash back is provided if the cost of insurance is less than the City’s maximum premium contribution.

Employees hired after August 1, 2004, and have ten or more full-time years of CalPERS service including five years at the City of Cupertino, are eligible for the lifetime medical benefit as set forth by the State as follows:

CalPERS service (including 5 years with Cupertino)

10 years  50%**                         15 years  75%** 
11 years 55%** 16 years 80%** 
12 years 60%**                         17 years 85%** 
13 years 65%** 18 years 90%** 
14 years 70%**                         19 years 95%** 
  20 years 100%** 

** 2014 Calendar Year - State’s contribution level is: $642.00 for 1-party; $1,218.00 for 2-party and $1,559.00 for family.

Effective July 1, 2010, employees that retire or resign from service with the City of Cupertino and who are not eligible for retiree medical benefits can continue on the Cupertino medical and dental plans provided that they pay the premiums in full.

HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT (HRA)
Unrepresented, Appointed, and CEA Units:
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to be used towards health related expenses as determined by the IRS. Each eligible employee receives $83 per month contribution from the City into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to be used towards health related expenses.

Effective July 2014, each eligible employee will receive an additional $80.00 per month contribution from the City for a total of $163.00 per month into the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Operating Engineers Unit:
Effective July 2013, eligible employees received a one-time lump sum payment of $996.00 less applicable State and Federal taxes.

Effective July 2014, each eligible employee will receive $163 monthly contribution from the City into a Health Reimbursement (HRA) to be used towards health related expenses, consistent with laws and regulations governing HRA’s.

1959 Survivor Benefit
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units
The 1959 Survivor Benefit provides a monthly allowance to eligible survivors of members who were covered for this benefit program and died before retirement. This benefit coverage is available by contract amendment for those members who are not covered by federal Social Security with their employers. Covered members are required to pay a $2 monthly fee that is deducted from their salary.

Monthly Benefit Payments

Benefit Level One Survivor Two Survivors Three or More Survivors
Level 4 $950 $1,900 $2,280

City Cost: City Contribution is $5:00 per month per employee
Employee Cost: $2.00/month/ $.93 per pay period

Employee Assistance Program
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Group Plan: Managed Health Network, Inc.

Plan No: 1010

City's Cost: Premium is $4.07 per month for each employee including their dependents.

Employee Cost: None

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees. The EAP is designed to provide professional counseling services for employees and family members. The city has selected Managed Health Network, Inc. (MHN) to administer the EAP Program.

Employees and eligible family members (immediate family) are entitled and encouraged to use the EAP for confidential pre-paid counseling services for health, behavioral and personal problems. Employees and family members will be entitled to five visits each per year per incident at no cost to the employee.

Recreation Bucks
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Benefited full-time employees receive $400 Rec Bucks each year. Part-time benefited employees receive a pro-rated amount. Rec Bucks can be used for Cupertino Parks & Recreation programs and facility rentals. Rec Bucks can be used for two years before expiring. Rec Bucks can only be used by the employee and his or her dependent family members. If Rec Bucks are used for a gift certificate or used for golf course passes, the two-year expiration will be applied. Rec Bucks cannot be sold or transferred to another employee.

Sports Center Membership
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:
Benefited employees receive Sports Center Membership each calendar year.

Retirees: 
CalPERS retired City of Cupertino employees and Council Members are eligible to receive Sports Center Membership each calendar year.  Spouses not included.

Educational Reimbursement
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Tuition reimbursement is available to benefited employees.  Classes must be taken from an accredited college, university or continuing education program.  All classes and course work must be job related.  An employee who receives a “C” grade or better for each course taken will be eligible for up to 100% reimbursement of the cost of tuition up to a maximum of $1,200.00 per calendar year, in addition to the cost of required text books.

Deferred Compensation
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

457 Plans: National Deferred Compensation, ICMA Retirement Corporation, PERS 457 Program

Each employee may elect to become a participant of the plan and defer payment of compensation. The maximum amount that may be deferred during the 2014 calendar year is $17,500. If age 50 or older the employee may defer $23,000 a year. “Catch-up” provision amount is $35,000.

Vacation Accural
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Service Time Annual Accruals  (8 Hour Schedule) maximum hours allowed
0 - 3 Years 80 Hours/10 Days 160 Hours
4 - 9 Years 120 Hours/15 Days 240 Hours
10 - 14 Years 136 Hours/17 Days 272 Hours
15 - 19 Years 160 Hours/20 Days 320 Hours
20 + Years 176 Hours/22 Days 352 Hours
Regular employees working less than full time, but at least 20 hours per week, shall earn a pro-rated amount of vacation based upon the number of hours actually worked in a pay period.

The maximum accumulation is two times the employee’s annual accrual.

Vacation Sell Back 
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Employees may convert, twice per calendar year, up to 80 hours of unused vacation time for payment.  The employee must have a minimum balance of 120 hours at the time of conversion.

Compensatory Payment
Unrepresented (non-exempt), CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Eligible employees may convert any/or all accumulated compensatory time to cash twice each calendar year.  Compensatory time may be earned up to 80 hours per calendar year.  An employee may carry over up to 80 hours into the next calendar year, but this carryover balance will be automatically paid out at the end of the calendar year if not used.  Any compensatory time earned exceeding 80 hours will be paid in cash at the rate of time and one-half.

Sick Leave Accural
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

(Employees Hired Prior to 10/17/12) 
All full-time employees hired prior to October 17, 2012 (other than those holding temporary status), shall earn eight (8) hours per month sick leave time, without limit on accumulation.

(Employees Hired on or after 10/17/12)
All full-time employees hired after October 17, 2012 (other than those holding temporary status), shall earn eight (8) hours per month sick leave time, will accrue no more than 240 hours of sick leave time.

Incentive Leave
(Employees Hired Prior to 10/17/12)
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Non vested leave time (sick leave) is paid upon termination in good standing if an employee has a minimum of 320 hours of accumulated leave.  Incentive leave payment is paid at the employee’s final base hourly rate at the time of termination for Unrepresented, CEA and OE3 units. Incentive leave is paid in accordance to the following schedule:  Retirement – up to 85% of accumulated hours.  Resignation – up to 70% of accumulated hours.

Administrative Leave
Unrepresented & Appointed FLSA Exempt:

Administrative Leave: Policy No. 13 - Entitled to receive 24 hours of administrative leave.  Employees accrue .93 hours per pay period.  Maximum accumulation is 48 hours.

Employees may convert administrative leave hours to pay one time each calendar year.

Floating Holiday
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

Employees accrue .77 hours of floating holiday per pay period (20 hours per year).  Regular employees working less than full time, but at least 20 hours per week, shall earn a pro-rated amount of floating holiday based upon the number of hours actually worked in a pay period.  Maximum accumulation is 40 hours. 

Holidays Observed
Unrepresented, CEA and Operating Engineers Units:

New Year's Day Thanksgiving Day
Washington's Birthday Day following Thanksgiving
Memorial Day Christmas Eve
Independence Day Christmas Day
Labor Day New Year's Eve
Veteran's Day Martin Luther King Day

Uniform Allowance
Operating Engineers Unit:
On an annual basis, the City pays $400.00 to employees for the purchase of safety equipment. If the employee terminates employment with the City, the employee shall return to the City the prorated value of the safety equipment allowance. 

Executive Benefits
(CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY and DEPARTMENT HEADS)

Administrative Leave: Policy No. 13 - Entitled to receive 40 hours of administrative leave annually. Employees accrue 1.54 hours per pay period. Maximum accumulation is 80 hours.  Employees may convert administrative leave hours to pay one time each calendar year.

Vacation Accumulation: Policy No. 15 - Credit for accrual purposes for previous employment in the public sector.

Housing Assistance Program: Policy No. 16 - Favorable terms and conditions for housing within the City of Cupertino. (See Resolution No. 9899)

Automobile Allowance: Policy No. 4 - The following classifications receive automobile allowance

Classification: - Allowance
City Manager - $350.00
City Attorney - $350.00
Director of Administrative Services - $300.00
Director of Community Development - $300.00
Director of Recreation and Community Development - $300.00
Director of Public Works - $300.00
Assistant Director of Public Works - $250.00
City Clerk - $250.00
City Architect - $250.00
Public Communication Manager - $250.00
Traffic Engineer - $250.00
Senior Civil Engineer - $250.00
Recreation Supervisor - $200.00
Senior Recreation Supervisor - $200.00 


Email hrlist@cupertino.org or more information regarding health benefits.

Revised 2/26/14

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