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Dental Coverage

Delta Dental

Two plans available – Traditional and Preferred

  • Traditional Plan -- Large group of participating dentists (More expensive)
  • Preferred -- Smaller group of participating dentists, but less expensive
  • Annual maximum benefit $1000 per covered person
  • Preventive services (example: cleanings) paid at 100% of Delta allowance
  • Basic services (example: fillings) paid at 80% of Delta allowance
  • Major services (example: crowns) paid at 50% of Delta allowance

Dental Insurance Premium Cost

Delta Dental Preferred Plan Enrollment Packet

Delta Dental Traditional Plan Enrollment Packet

Life Insurance
  • Coverage is two times annual income.
  • Premium is based on income and increases as income increases
  • Spouse and children (unmarried child from live birth through age 25) may be covered $4,000 each
  • Children 2 weeks to 6 months covered $400 each

Life Insurance Enrollment Form

Beneficiary Change Form

Additional Life Enrollment Form

Long-term Disability Insurance


This Employee Benefits offers replacement of monthly income lost because of a qualifying disability. Premium based on age and City salary. As your age and salary increase so will the premium.


  • Covers approximately 60% of pre disability salary.
  • Will cover work or non-work related disabilities.
  • Long term disability payments begin after three months of being disabled
  • Employees may elect minimum coverage of $400/month

Long Term Disability Summary of Benefits

Long Term Disability Enrollment Form

Long Term Disability Claim Form


Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment

This employee-paid plan offers more A D & D coverage than the Group Life plan. Employees may choose additional amounts on themselves only, or to include family members, ranging from $25,000 up to $500,000.


VADD Booklet

Cafeteria Plan (Pre-tax for medical premiums)

The Cafeteria plan is a benefit the City offers for deducting medical premiums for health and dental before tax that then generates a savings to you.​

Health and Dental Insurance Cafeteria Election Form

Surency Flex Spending

This tax-saving program allows employees to make pre-tax deductions for dependent care and unreimbursed medical expenses, reducing the cost of these services. Surency, the plan administrator, reimburses

Surency Flexible Spending Account Enrollment Form

Surency Enrollment Information

Surency FSA Claim Form


Retirement is through Wichita Employees' Retirement Plan 3 and is a mandatory retirement program. The contributution is 4.7% of each paycheck with the City matching that contribution. The employee contribution is federally tax deferred. All employees are 25% vested after 3 years, 50% vested after 5 years and fully vested in the City’s contribution to their retirement after 7 years of service. After 7 years, employees have the option to convert to a defined benefit plan. The maximum benefit is 75% of final average (last 3 years) salary if the employee meets the length of service and age requirements.

Commissioned Police, Fire and Airport Safety participate in a separate plan. This plan is a defined benefit plan that also vests after 7 years. Employees contribute 8% of gross pay (pre-tax), and the City approximately 17%. Commissioned officers do not pay Social Security retirement taxes. Benefits accrue at 2.5% of final average salary per year of service. Retirement eligibility is at 20 years of service at least age 50, with 50% of final average salary. Maximum benefit is 75% after 30 years at any age.​

Deferred Compensation

This is a voluntary retirement investment program through a 457B program. This program is not matched by the city.

Long-term Care Insurance

This employee-paid plan offers facility and home care benefits for employees, spouses and some other family members. Premium is determined by the coverage options selected.​

Discounted Child Care Center

A 20% discount on tuition is available at the City's child care center, operated by LaPetite. Call (316) 265-1037​.

Longevity Pay

To recognize length of employment, the City offers longevity pay to full-time employees in addition to regular base pay. At the completion of an employees sixth year of employment, payment is $2.00 times the total years of service, per month; e.g. $2.00 x 10 years of services = $20.00 per month. At eleven years, the payment increases to $5.00 times the total years of service, per month; e.g. $5.00 x 12 of services = $60.00 per month.​

Learning Quest - College savings program

The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program is a 529 Plan established by the State of Kansas and offers anyone who is a U.S. citizen or resident.​

Paid Holidays

There are 11 paid holidays. One is a Personal Holiday that becomes available after the first six months of employment.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Holiday (3rd Monday in January)
  • President’s Day (3rd Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Personal Holiday

​Most employees earn 10 days of vacation per year for their first five years. After that, earning rates increase to varying maximums, depending on work schedule and/or union representation. Maximum accrual allowed before "use it or lose it" status is 30 days. Vacation may be taken after six months of employment.

Sick Leave & Well Day

New employees earn one-half day per month. After five years, accrual is to one day per month. ​


Human Resources Training offers an extensive selection of courses for both technical and supervisory skills, and for personal development.

Spring 2015 City University Course Catalog

Employee Emergency Assistance Fund

The City of Wichita Employee Emergency Assistance Fund is administered by a Board of Directors, and grants assistance to current employees on the basis of need. The maximum amount of assistance an employee can receive is $2,000 per 12-month period.

EEAF Application Packet

EEAF Bylaws

Family Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for an employee’s own serious health condition, or that of a qualifying family member (parent, spouse or child); or for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child. A child is defined as a biological, adopted, or state approved foster child, stepchild, or legal ward; under 18 years of age or incapacitated. 
Qualifying Exigency Leave allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address certain qualifying exigencies arising from the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter or parent is a covered military member on active duty, or call to active duty, in support of a contingency operation.
The FMLA also includes the Military Caregiver Leave entitlement permitting eligible employees up to 26 weeks of leave during a single 12 month period to care for a covered servicemember with an injury or illness incurred in the line of duty.
Eligibility Employees who have worked for the City for at least 12 months and have been in pay status for at least 1250 hours during the previous 12 months.  

Schedules FMLA may be taken consecutively, intermittently (disconnected periods of less than 12 weeks), or on a reduced schedule (some leave being taken, such as each week, on a regular basis).

To Apply
All forms can be faxed to: 316-858-7734, or emailed to:, or dropped of at City Hall, 2nd Floor at the HR reception desk.
For basic FMLA, print either the "Employee FMLA Packet" or the "Family Member FMLA Packet," which is located under the Medical Certification Forms column, complete and submit the form to HR, you will receive a response from HR within 5 business days from the date we receive the form in our office. 
  • Next, either your or your family member's physician needs to complete the Medical Certification portion of the packet.
  • Return the physician's medical certification to HR within 15 days from the date of your request. Failure to return the necessary medical certification may result in the loss of FMLA protection.
For Maternity/Paternity Leave click on the link titled "Request for Maternity or Paternity Leave," which is under the Medical Certification Forms column, complete, print and turn in the completed form to HR. You will receive a reply from HR within 5 business days.
·         Medical certification is not required for leave to bond with a newborn child or a child placed for adoption or foster care. 
·         Medical certification is required for FMLA leave for incapacity due to pregnancy (or to care for a pregnant spouse who is incapacitated), for the mother’s serious health condition following the birth of the child, or for the newborn child’s serious health condition.
For Military Family Medical Leave, print and complete the appropriate military certification form and return it to HR within 15 days.

All forms are also available in the HRD. Contact the HRD with any questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act. Phone (316) 268-4531.


Employee Serious Health Condition FMLA Packet

Family Member Serious Health Condition FMLA Packet

Request for Maternity/Paternity Leave

Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Covered Servicemember - Military

Certification of Qualifying Exigency

Request to Change Health Benefits Due to FMLA

Notice of Status Change in FML

Medical Benefits

Coventry Health Care provides the medical and prescription plans. The medical plan is a large PPO that does not require selecting a physician or referrals for specialty care. A self-referral option is included. The City contributes 80% of the premium, which includes medical, Rx and vision benefits.

Copay for office visits is $20

2015 Health Insurance Premium Cost

2015 City of Wichita Premium Plan SBC

2015 City of Wichita Select Plan SBC

Coventry Enrollment Packet

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

Open Enrollment
Prescription Drug Benefits

Retail Pharmacy

Limited to a 30-day supply.

Generic Formulary Drugs: $5 copay per prescription.
Name-Brand Formulary Drugs: $15 copay per prescription.
Non-formulary Drugs: $40 copay per prescription.

Mail Order Pharmacy

Limited to a 90-day supply.

Generic Formulary Drugs: $10 copay per prescription.
Name-Brand Formulary Drugs: $30 copay per prescription.
Non-formulary Drugs: $80 copay per prescription.

Vision Coverage

Vision benefits are provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP) and provides benefits both in a network of optometrists and out-of-network.

  • One Eye Exam each 12-month period
  • Spectacle lenses every 12 months
  • Frames every 24 months for adults
  • Frames every 12 months for children

In the network, there is no charge for the exam and a $40 co-payment for glasses if the frame selected is within the VSP allowance. Out-of-network, you may be reimbursed a portion of the exam and eyewear cost, depending on what is purchased. The allowance toward contact lenses is $150 in the network or outside.

VSP Benefits Summary

VSP Vision Care Summary Plan Description


Human Resources
455 N Main, 2nd Floor
Wichita, KS 67202​

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Monday - Friday​

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