Benefit Rates

The City of Texarkana, Texas provides health, dental, and life insurance to its employees at a minimal cost. Insurance becomes effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The city, with supplemental life and dependent life insurance available to be paid by the employee, also pays one year's salary of life insurance.

Additional life insurance can be purchased in $10,000 increments-up to a maximum of seven times the basic annual earnings or $500,000.

The City of Texarkana, Texas is self-insured for its health, dental and the life insurance.  The third party administrator (TPA) is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.  Figures are monthly and includes employee:
Medical Dental Vision
Employee  $0.00  $0.00 $7.88
Children $121.78 $25.54  $16.96
Spouse $160.82 $20.42  $16.96
Family $269.96 $52.24  $16.96
The city's health and dental insurance plan can be accessed through the Human Resources Office.


A flexible compensation program is also available for tax deferment purposes. Dependent insurance premiums, medical reimbursement, and dependent childcare can be "flexed" to offset taxes. Participation for medical reimbursement and dependent childcare is optional.
Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
A voluntary deferred compensation program through ICMA is offered to all City employees.


The City of Texarkana, Texas has a Tuition Reimbursement program available for employees who wish to continue their education and thereby enhance their job knowledge. Tuition reimbursement is available for reimbursement on a class-by-class basis, where the grade in that class is a "C" or above.


Longevity pay is paid to all full-time employees at a rate of $5 per month per years of service.


The City of Texarkana, Texas has twelve paid holidays, including New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.