City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Benefits Information

*2019 ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT - forms due by December 5, 2018* 



Medical Insurance

A choice from three options is provided through the Association of Washington Cities. Kaiser Permenente $200 deductible, Regence HDHP (with a fully funded HSA) and Regence HealthFirst 250. The City pays 100% of the premium for a fulltime, regular employee and 75% of the premium for spouse and dependent children.

Vision Insurance

Vision Service Plan -The City provides a paid family vision plan which covers a yearly exam per person and a portion of vision hardware (frames, lenses and contacts) depending upon the use of accepted network providers.

Dental Insurance

Washington Dental Service/DELTA is preventive, incentive-based dental coverage provided through Association of Washington Cities, and pays as follows:  70-100% preventive, 70-100% basic, and 50% major dental to a maximum of $2000/person/year.  Included is an orthodontic rider for children of 50% orthodontic expenses to a maximum of $1000 per child/lifetime. The City pays 100% of the premium for a fulltime, regular employee and 75% of the premium for spouse and dependent children.

Basic Life Insurance & Long Term Disability (LTD) 

The City pays for a $25,000 basic group life insurance policy as well as a long term disability policy for employee only through Standard Insurance Company.

Washington State Retirement Programs

PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) plans II or III is required for all general City employees.  LEOFF (Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters) plan is for safety service employees and PSERS is for Public Safety Service Officers (Jailers).  Employee contribution rates (% of gross income) vary for the plans. The City makes a contribution as well. 

Wellness Program

The City of Oak Harbor is committed to promoting employee health and wellness, and offers a Wellness Program with fun and varied activities where regular employees can earn points to qualify for a Wellness Day off.

Employee Assistance Program

Free, professional and confidential counseling is available through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) via ComPsych. EAP is available to the employee and their immediate family, including their dependent children and anyone living in their household. Guidance counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to arrange an appointment with a qualified counselor in your area. Visit the EAP page for more information.


Other benefit options include the following:

·         Voluntary Group Life Insurance- in addition to our life insurance policy this is a self-paid option.

·         Deferred Compensation Plan – Mass Mutual or Wash State DCP- in addition to our city offered retirement plan, this is a self-paid option.

·         Colonial Life & Disability – This is a self-paid individual and/or family coverage for Cancer Care, Short Term Disability, Life, Accident, Critical Illness and more

The below benefits are avaiable to sign up for during open enrollment, November-December of each year. 

·         Flexible Spending Account (FSA)- Pre-Tax deductions (IRS 125 Flexible Spending Account) for unreimbursed medical expenses and/or dependent day care

·         Health Savings Account (HSA)- Fully funded by the City, $3,450 individual, $6,900 family per year. Must be on the Regence High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)


Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual
Full-time employees receive vacation accrual on the following schedule. Sick leave accrual is one day per month. The vacation accrual rate for a part-time employee shall be pro-rated as a percentage of the full-time rate.

Years of Service Vacation Accrual Rate Total Per Year Maximum Accrual
0 - 5 years 8 hours/month 96 hour 192 hours
6 - 10 years 10 hours/month 120 hours 240 hours
11 - 15 years 13.33 hours/month 159.96 hours 319.92 hours
16 - 20 years 15 hours/month 180 hours 360 hours
21 + year 16.66 hours/month 199.92 hours 399.84 hours

Holiday Pay

The City provides ten paid holidays per year plus two floating holiday of your choice (total of twelve days). 
Questions about your benefits?
Please contact Kim Andrews at or call (360) 279-4518


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