The city provides all full-time employees with basic life insurance at one times base salary at no cost to you. With submission of appropriate documentation, your spouse is eligible for a $2,000 life insurance benefit. Dependent children may also qualify for a $1,000 life insurance benefit.
You also have the option of purchasing voluntary life insurance up to four times your base salary. You can add coverage for a spouse at half of your salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, and coverage for children up to $10,000, depending on your level of coverage. This benefit is subject to approval based on evidence of insurability.
Premiums are based on your age, salary and coverage options. Applicable rates are available on Employee Self Service (portal.houstontx.gov) on the enrollment form.
If your life situation changes at any time — such as marriage, a divorce or death — you should update your beneficiary as soon as possible.