Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

The City of Portland has generous health, dental, vision and life insurance plans. The health insurance plan is offered through TX Health Benefit Pool (link). The city offers a PPO plan which uses Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas network of providers for "in network" coverage and can be utilized nationwide. Selection of health care providers outside the network is allowed, but deductible and reimbursement levels are less favorable to the employee.

Health Plan 2023-2024 (link) 

Virtual Visits - MDLIVE (link) 

24/7 Nurseline (link)

TML Enrollment Guide & Information (link) 

Summary of Benefits & Coverage Plan Year 2023-2024 (link) 

Prescription- Navitus - Plan Year 2023-2024 (link) 

SurgeryPlus Flyer (link)

Dental Insurance

The plan offers a dental PPO through BlueCare Dental

Dental Plan 2023-2024 (link) 

Dental Plan Book Plan Year 2023-2024 (link) 

Vision Insurance

TML Health Benefits Pool has selected EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, as your vision care claims administrator.

EyeMed Vision Plan 2023-2024 (link) 

Vision Plan Book Plan Year 2023-2024 (link) 

How To Use EyeMed (link) 


Well on Target (link) 

Double Your Rewards (link)

MDLIVE Behavioral Health (link)

Learn to Live Flyer (link)

Headway-Mental Health Care (link)

Ovia health- Maternity and Family Benefit (link)

Airrosti Flyer (link)


All employees in positions that require 1,000 hours or more a year are required to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (link) (TMRS). The plan requires 7% gross earnings be deducted pre-tax and deposited into the member’s account with the TMRS system. The city provides 2:1 matching contributions.

An employee becomes vested after 5 years of service.  A vested employee becomes eligible for retirement with 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. The City has an additional provision with TMRS to provide supplemental death benefits for employees and retirees.

My City Plan (link) 

How To Use MyTMRS (link) 

Retirement Eligibility (link) 

Estimating Retirement Benefit (link) 

Supplemental Death Benefit (link) 


Other benefits are including social security contributions, cafeteria plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA, workers compensation insurance, direct deposit, long-term disability, and annual vacation/sick buy-back.