The City of Leawood offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, wellness initiatives, retirement plans and a variety of voluntary benefits. Please click on each coverage to learn more.
Eligible employees include any individual employed in a position classified as Regular Full-Time (40 - 53 hours per workweek) or Regular Part-Time (27 - less than 40 hours per workweek). Individuals classified as Part-Time (less than 27 hours per week), Seasonal, Variable, On-Call, or Elected are not eligible for most benefits.
Eligible Dependents include the following:
Your spouse (including those defined as common-law, and same-sex legally married)
Children under the age of 26 (yours or your spouse’s)
Dependent children of any age who are handicapped or totally disabled
Children under your legal guardianship
When adding dependents, supporting documents may be required to prove dependency. A list of acceptable dependent documents can be obtained by contacting the City’s Human Resources department.
The City of Leawood’s medical options all provide coverage for the same types of expenses, such as doctor’s office visits, preventive care, prescription drugs and hospitalization. You can choose the option that makes the most sense for you and your family based on your needs and what you want to pay for coverage.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-free account that earns interest. Once the account is set up you can then make contributions to your HSA account via payroll throughout the year. You can then use the HSA to pay for eligible health care expenses, such as copays, deductibles, coinsurance, and other out-of-pocket dental, vision, and prescription drug expenses. Your account balance can carry over from year to year, and you can take it with you if you leave the City.
Free, unlimited, and private access to Personal Health Advocates is available to you through the City's partnership with Health Advocate. Assistance with insurance or claim questions, locating network providers, coordinating care, and getting assistance with second opinions are services that are available.
The vision plan is a voluntary supplemental benefit through Superior Vision with 100% of the cost being paid by the employee. Employees have the option of selecting a plan that covers Exams and Materials or Materials Only; each option provides benefits for in-network and out-of-network providers.
The City provides basic group term life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage in the amount of 1 1/2 times base annual salary for all regular full-time and regular part-time benefits-eligible employees through Lincoln Financial Group. Coverage is effective the first day of hire or transfer to a benefits-eligible position. Coverage under these plans ends on the date an employee’s active service ends for any reason. The City pays 100% of the cost of this coverage.
The City of Leawood also provides Long-Term Disability insurance for all regular full-time and regular part-time benefits-eligible employees through Lincoln Financial Group. Coverage is effective the first day of hire or transfer to a benefits-eligible position. Coverage under these plans ends on the date an employee’s active service ends for any reason. The City pays 100% of the cost of this coverage.
If you experience a qualifying disability that prevents you from working, the LTD plan pays you 60% of your total monthly earnings up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month after you have satisfied a 90 day elimination period. If you remain disabled, LTD benefits are payable until you reach the Social Security Normal Retirement Age.
Class 1: All United States Department Heads working in the United States
Class 2: All United States Employees working in the United States Excluding Department Heads
In addition to long-term disability, the City offers eligible employees voluntary short-term disability (VSTD) insurance through Lincoln Financial Group. The VSTD benefit compensates the employee 60% of their salary for their time away from work due to illness for day fifteen (15) through day ninety (90) of the illness or disability. Rates are based upon your salary.
The City has selected Unum as the provider for long-term care. Whether it’s due to a motorcycle accident or a serious illness, long-term care is the type of care you may need if you couldn't independently perform the basic activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, using the toilet, transferring from one location to another, continence and eating, or if you suffered severe cognitive impairment from a condition such as Alzheimer's disease. Please visit http://unuminfo.com/Leawood/index.aspx for more information.
Employee Assistance Program
The City partners with ComPsych to provide an Employee Assistance Program to help employees and their families resolve personal or behavioral problems they may encounter. Services include up to six (6) visits per incident for assistance for psychological, financial, and legal issues faced. Participation in the services offered are kept confidential, except as necessary to protect the safety of the employee, others, or City property.
Accident insurance is designed to cover unexpected expenses that result from all kinds of accidents, even sports-related and household ones. It provides cash benefits to cover things your health insurance doesn’t, such as: deductibles, copayments, transportation and lodging costs, everyday bills and more.
What’s more, your benefits come directly to you without any restrictions on how you can use them. You can’t predict when unexpected accidents will happen, but you can help protect your family from the expenses accidents bring with them. Accident insurance provides a financial cushion to help you take care of bills, so you can take care of each other.
An illness can lead to unexpected costs not covered by your health plan. Deductibles and copays, or other costs like travel and child care can reduce your savings. Critical illness insurance provides a cash benefit when you or a person on your plan is diagnosed with a covered condition, like a heart attack or stroke. The benefit is paid directly to you, to use however you want.
Hospital stays are costly and often unexpected. The hospital indemnity plan provides a cash benefit for costs related to a hospital stay. Payment is based on the length and type of hospital stay. You can then use the cash benefit as it best fits your needs.
The City allows all benefits-eligible employees to contribute to a 457 plan on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction. KPERS covered employees may contribute to a 401a and/or a 457 and receive a matching contribution from the City, depending on the amount they contribute. All eligible employees may elect to contribute to a Roth IRA on a post tax basis through payroll deductions.
The City will continue to offer two different providers for 401a and 457 contributions, MissionSquare (formerly ICMA-RC) and Voya. Representatives from both providers are available throughout the year for questions regarding investment performance, changing your investment allocations, and planning for retirement.
You must meet with a plan representative in order to enroll in a Roth with MissionSquare or Voya.
Below you will find a list of important notices. Please read through them as some of the notices may directly affect you now, while others will be more important at other times in your life. Many of the notices are required by law and it is important to keep track of these forms whether they apply to you at this time or not.