Employee Benefits
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Jeff Cardell, Director
2600 Fresno Street
Room 1030
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-6950
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The City of Fresno provides a competitive package of employee benefit programs that supports City recruitment and retention objectives and is designed to meet the diverse and changing needs of our employees. The Employee Benefits Division In Personnel Services administers these programs.

The cafeteria-style Benefit Plan is offered as allowed under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows employees the opportunity to pay for certain benefits with pretax dollars.

City of Fresno employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays and vacation, flexible spending account programs for dependent care and health care expenses, deferred compensation, retirement, and more. Your City of Fresno benefits can provide you with the protection and security you need at any stage of life, whether you are just beginning your career, starting a family or nearing retirement.

Summary of Benefits by Bargaining Unit (pdf format):


City of Fresno Benefits Administrator: (559) 621-6992

An employee's well being is of utmost importance to the City of Fresno.  One of the benefits provided to all employees is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  To more fully understand the purposes of an EAP, see Definition of an Employee Assistance Program (pdf format).

The City of Fresno Employee Assistance Program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-498-9055 or 1-559-261-9053.

City of Fresno employees are covered under the Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan.  The Plan is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of eleven (11) Trustees representing Employees and three (3) representing the Employer.   The Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the offices of HealthComp Administrators.  Attached, for informational purposes only, is the Agenda Packet for the Health & Welfare Trust Board Meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 

Under the Plan employees have the capability of accessing their own eligibility and claims information by visiting the HealthComp Service Center.  Through the HealthComp Service Center, employees can obtain claim forms, review claims status, order insurance identification cards, check the balances in their Flexible Spending Accounts, and much more.

Click  --> here to review the current plan year Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan Booklet (pdf format)

The Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan is designed to give participants control of their own health care.  Participants have freedom of choice in choosing the Hospital and Physician they wish to use.  However, the Plan offers considerable financial advantage to participants if the provider selected has contracted with Blue Shield of California.    

One of the many benefits available to participants in the Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan is access to the Blue Shield of California Nurse Help Line.  The attached brochure describes this benefit in more detail.

Click --> here to begin your search for a Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Preferred Provider contracted with Blue Shield of California.  When you reach the Blue Shield website, follow the simple steps to locate a PPO doctor.

Click  --> here to search for a Delta Dental Preferred Provider. 

Click --> here to search for a United Healthcare/Pacific Union Dental Managed Care Provider (HMO).

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