Benefits

The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees regularly working an average of 30 hours per week. Each year you will have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment.

Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Robust Medical, Dental and Vision plans including spouse, domestic partner and family coverage options 
  • Supplemental Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Plans  
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D 
  • Employer paid Basic Life/AD&D 
  • Employer paid Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Diagnosis and infertility treatment options via Cigna plans
  • Employer paid Employee Assistance Program 
  • Robust extended sick leave and family sick leave program 
  • Up to 48 hours of Colorado Sick Leave - 1 hour earned for every 30 hours worked in a pay period 
  • 3 ½ Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year (increases with years of service) 
  • 40 hours of pre-loaded Paid Time Off (PTO) to each new employee upon hire 
  • Fifteen (15) Paid Holidays 
  • Twenty-Four (24) Hours of Paid Volunteer Leave 
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave for bonding with a new child 
  • Option to “sell back” PTO after two years of continuous employment 
  • 457 Retirement Plan, with a 5% employer match and immediate 100% vesting in your deferral contributions AND employer contributions 
  • Education reimbursement up to $2,000 per year 
  • Individual free membership to the Erie Community Center and steep discounts on couple or family memberships.  
  • Employer sponsored wellness program, including employee-based fitness classes 
  • Half-off charging at town-owned EV charging stations 
  • Pet Insurance 
  • Employee Discount Program through Benefits Hub 
  • Eligible for discount Dell Computer program  
  • Onsite/virtual trainings for growth and development opportunities 

View more information about current benefits.

Transparency Note

Under the Transparency in Coverage Rule, issued in 2020 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of the Treasury and enforced beginning July 1, 2022, health insurance issuers must publish two separate Machine Readable Files: 

  • In Network: Negotiated rates for all covered items and services between the plan or issuer and in-network providers.
  • Out of Network: Allowed amount paid to, and billed charges from, out-of-network providers for all covered services within a 90-day period.

To access these files through our healthcare provider, Cigna, please view their compliance webpage which houses the most up-to-date versions.