Your health is your most important asset. Redmond offers a choice of two medical insurance plans: Red-Med and Group Health.
Life & Disability Insurance
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City pays the premiums for group term life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance through Standard Insurance.
Additional term life insurance may be purchased through a payroll deduction from Cigna.
Voluntary Life Insurance
The City offers participation in a voluntary group term life insurance plan. Employees selecting optional group term life insurance pay the premiums for it.
Long Term Disability Insurance
The City pays the premiums for group long term disability (LTD) insurance through Standard Insurance.
Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)
A Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) enables you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for your out-of-pocket health and day care costs. There are two components to your plan:
Health Care FSA
reimburses out-of pocket health care expenses for you and your dependents.
Day Care FSA
reimburses day care expenses for your dependent child or elder care expenses.
The Municipal Employees' Benefit Trust replaces coverage by Social Security including Long Term Disability Insurance to disabled workers and Survivors' Income Insurance to the dependents of a deceased worker. An employee who leaves can take his/her contributions, City contributions equal to 20% for each completed year of service, and interest.
Contributions to the Plan: Employees contribute and amount equal to Social Security Tax, 7.65% (1.45% to Medicare & 6.20% to Trust Fund). The City contributes a sum equal to what would have been paid to each employee under Social Security. Generally, the match has been $0.80 for each $1.00 contributed by the employee. However, if Plan expenses or insurance premiums are unexpectedly high, the amount of the match could be less.
Department of Retirement Systems
The Washinton State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) serves to administer over all public retirement systems including teachers, judges, public employees, law enforcement officers and fire fighters. City of Redmond employees may belong to one of six DRS plans including: PERS 1, PERS 2, PERS 3, PSERS 2, LEOFF 1 or LEOFF 2.
Each plan is a defined benefit plan that provides full pension benefits based on the retirement eligibility age of the member. The PERS 3 plan offers, in addition to a defined benefit, a member funded defined contribution component. Current handbooks outlining the details of each plan, as well as forms and other helpful information, are available on the DRS website link below.
MetLife - 457 Deferred Compensation
Participation in the Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan provides you with a great way to either start or continue saving for retirement.
. Your contributions are automatically deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis. You don't have to pay taxes on your account until you take money out of your Plan, so your saving can potentially benefit from years of tax-free compounding.
. The money you put into your Plan reduces your current taxable income dollar for dollar. As a result, you'll pay less in taxes each pay period.
. No matter what type of investor you are or where you are in your career, you can choose from a wide variety of funding options to suit your needs.
Other Retirment Resources
City of Redmond Retirement Guide
Social Security Administration Website
Government Pension Offset
Windfall Elimination Provision
Employeee Assistance Program (EAP)
Redmond employees may use the confidential, free services of the Wellspring Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Wellspring was established to serve as a resource for you to utilize when confronting difficulties within the workplace and/or personal life.
In today's complicated world, we are all confronted with problems from time to time, and it is helpful to know that the EAP is available to provide assistance when we have issues such as:
- Family concerns
- Elder care
- Emotional/behavioral problems such as despression
- Compulsive behaviors
- Substance abuse
- Work-related problems
- Work/life issues
Go online and check it out!
Wellspring Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Website
Username: City of Redmond
Phone Number: 1.800.553.7798
Eden "My Info" Online Services
Eden "My Info" Online Services is a web portal that allows you to access a variety of your payroll and employment-related information, including the ability to view and print your direct deposit paycheck stubs. You will need to create a username and password the first time you access the system. After that, you will be able to access the site anytime, from any computer with internet access (work or home).
Eden "My Info" Online Service URL: https://myinfo.redmond.gov/
Some of the many things you will be able to view using Eden "My Info" are:
- Paycheck and direct deposit information
- Pay history
- Personal information
- Job information
- W2 information
- Address on file
- Emergency contacts
- Benefits and deductions summary
- Performance review data
We have created self-guided instructions to assist you with accessing the system, and in creating your user account.
Eden "My Info" Login Instructions