Who we are: The Compensation and Benefits office is an activity under the Employee Services Department of the City of Jacksonville.

What we do: Our office is responsible for the development, procurement, administration and servicing for all city employees, retirees and eligible dependents' benefits programs. We also provide the same services for constitutional offices and some outside agencies.

Programs provided are: Health insurance, Tricare Supplement, employee and dependent life insurance, Dental and Vision plans, COBRA, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) (covering medical reimbursement, elder and child care, transportation and pre-taxed parking), an Employees' Assistance Program (EAP), OBRA, a 401(a) Defined Contribution plan and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan. We also provide new hire Benefits overview sessions, pre-retirement seminars, and our wellness program provides blood drives, free flu shots, a discounted  gym membership and 'Lunch and Learn' programs to city employees and retirees.

Please see our benefits line-up below.

Where we are located: 117 West Duval St., 1st. Floor, Suite 150, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Hours of service: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Main Number: (904) 630-1314 - Fax Number: (904) 630-1294

If you have questions, please refer to the office staff and provider contact information below, or e-mail us at: benefits@coj.net.

Robert E. Parr, CLU, RHU, HIA, REBC
Chief of Compensation and Benefits
117 W. Duval Street , Suite 150
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 630-1314
Email : RParr@coj.net

Attention New Hires:  Welcome to the City of Jacksonville.  Before you enroll please take time
to look over this benefit information.

 Great West is now EMPOWER Retirement

Benefit Updates for Plan Year 2015

Eligibility Guidelines and Required Documents

Market Place Information

Medical insurance provided by Florida Blue*

No plan changes for 2015.

2015 Health Rates for Outside Agencies

TriCare Supplemental Plan - for Military only

Dental Plans provided by Metlife*

No plan changes.

Vision Plans provided by VSP 

No plan and rate changes for 2015.

*Please note:  Rates are based on the Bargaining Unions/Units. 

Not all part-time employees are elibigble for benefits.  It will depend on the Bargaining Unit/Occupational Code which is determined by the City of Jacksonville's Employee Services Department. 


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical, Dependent Care and Qualified Transportation provided by WageWorks

2015 New Life Insurance Carrier - The Standard Insurance Company

New rates listed below:

Life Insurance Beneficiary Cards

Deferred Compensation Program by EMPOWER Retirement (formerly known as Great West)

Mandated Benefits

Retiree Information

Bailey's Gym and Fitness Centers

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Call the 24-Hour EAP Helpline at (800) 327-9757 or (904) 296-9436

2015 Florida Blue Wellness Newsletters

Wellness Tips

Past Benefit Information