Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

The City of Portland has generous health, dental and life insurance plans. The health insurance plan is offered through Texas Municipal League - MultiState Intergovernmental Employees Benefits Pool.  The city offers a PPO plan which uses United Healthcare Choice Plus network of providers for "in network" coverage and can be utilized nationwide. Selection of health care providers outside the United Healthcare Choice Plus network is allowed, but deductible and reimbursement levels are less favorable to the employee.

2018-2019 Benefits At A Glance

2018-2019 Medical Summary of Benefits

2017-2018 Medical Plan Book

The prescription benefit offers a Medication Therapy Management approach.  The program offers a variety of options for prescription access and out of pocket cost management.  

2017-2018 Medication Therapy Management Guide

Dental Insurance

The dental plan allows participants to select any dentist without having to belong to a specific network.

2017-2018 Dental Summary of Benefits

2017-2018 Dental 4 Benefits

Employee health, dental and life insurance coverage 


All employees in positions that require 1,000 hours or more a year are required to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The plan requires 6% 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 10 years of service. A vested employee becomes eligible for retirement with 10 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.

Additional Benefits

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