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Retirement Plans

City of Fort Worth Pension Plan

The city has its own retirement pension system (defined benefit plan) for its eligible employees. This benefit will assist employees in helping provide for a financially secure future. Benefits paid out of the fund come from employee contributions, city of Fort Worth’s contributions and any interest earned on investments. All eligible employees are vested after five years of service. For normal retirement, General and Fire employees may retire when any combination of years of service and age equals 80. Police employees may retire after 25 years of service.

Pension Contributions Employee Contribution Employer Contribution
General Employees 8.25% 19.74%
Fire Employees 8.25% 19.74%
Police Employee 8.73% 20.46%

Deferred Compensation - 457 Plan

The city offers you a 457 Plan for setting aside additional pre-tax or post-tax (ROTH) money towards your retirement.

The 457 Plan concept is simple: you contribute a part of your salary now into the plan where it grows until you withdraw it during retirement. Contributions and earnings made before tax and are not taxed until the money is withdrawn. Contributions and earnings made post-tax (ROTH) are taxed but the money is not taxed at withdrawal provided you have held the account for five years.

The city's Plan provider is TIAA-CREF. Annual maximums are provided by the IRS each year, and a catch-up provision for participants over age 50 is provided. The 2014 maximum contribution is $17,500, over 50 catch-up provision is $5,500. TIAA-CREF provides the opportunity to enroll and change your deferrals online. Download a guide for help.

Both programs offer a range between high and lower risk investment opportunities and both offer professionally managed plans in the event you would like more support with your investing. Both also offer target retirement date funds which are actively managed with a goal retirement date in mind.

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Contacts

Benefits office
Phone: 817-392-7782
Fax: 817-392-2624
Email 

Aetna
Member Services: 888-398-4467
Onsite Representative: 817-392-7780
Vision Discount Program: 800-793-8616
Group Universal
Life Insurance: 1-800-523-5065
HearPO:  1-888-432-7464
GlobalFit: 1-800-298-7800

Envision RX (effective 1/1/15)
Helpdesk: 1-800-361-4542
Mail-Order: 1-800-607-6861
Speciality: 1-866-443-0600

CIGNA
Member services: 800-244-6224
Healthy rewards (vision discount)
800-870-3470 

Delta Dental (effective 1/1/15)
DPPO: 1-800-521-2651
DHMO: 1-800-422-4234

Compass Professional Health Services
Introduction
Get Connected
Email
Phone: 800-513-1667 (x484)
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

City of Fort Worth CareToday Near Site Clinic
Appointment Line: 817-566-7466
Address:
909 Ninth Ave., Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76104 

Airrosti
Phone: 1-800-404-6050

Flexible Spending Accounts - Pursuit of Excellence
10440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1250
Dallas, Texas 75231
Service: 1-800-207-5432
Fax: 214-242-2295 (secure)
Email  

Health Savings Account &
Flexible Spending Accounts (effective 1/1/15)
PayFlex 

Phone: 1-888-678-8242

The Standard

UNUM (effective 1/1/15)
Phone: 1-800-858-6843

Voya/ReliaStar (effective 1/1/15)
Phone: 1-800-537-5024

Allstate
1-800-521-3535

Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund
817-632-8900 

457 Plans
TIAA-CREF
800-842-2252

Employee Assistance Program
Aetna Resources for Living
1-866-611-2826
www.mylifevalues.com 

Healthy Challenge Wellness Program
Phone: 817-392-2623

 

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