Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

The City of Portland has generous health, dental, vision and life insurance plans. The health insurance plan is offered through Texas Municipal League - MultiState Intergovernmental Employees Benefits Pool.  The city offers a PPO plan which uses Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas network of providers for "in network" coverage and can be utilized nationwide. Selection of health care providers outside the network is allowed, but deductible and reimbursement levels are less favorable to the employee.

Health Plan 2022-2023

Virtual Visits - MDLIVE

TML Enrollment Guide & Information

Summary of Benefits Changes Plan Year 2022-2023

Summary of Benefits & Coverage Plan Year 2022-2023

Prescription Plan Book - Plan Year 2022-2023


The TML dental plan allows participants to select any dentist without having to belong to a specific network.

Dental Plan 2022-2023

Dental Plan Book Plan Year 2022-2023


TML Health Benefits Pool  has selected EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, as your vision care claims administrator.

EyeMed Vision Plan 2022-2023

Vision Plan Book Plan Year 2022-2023

How To Use EyeMed


Well and Incentive Program

BCBS Well On Target

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program Fact Sheet

Employee Assistance Program Brochure

First Responders EAP Information

EAP - Work Life Balance


All employees in positions that require 1,000 hours or more a year are required to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The plan requires 7% gross earnings be deducted pre-tax and deposited into the member’s account with the TMRS system. The city provides 2:1 matching contributions.

An employee becomes vested after 5 years of service.  A vested employee becomes eligible for retirement with 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. The City has an additional provision with TMRS to provide supplemental death benefits for employees and retirees.

My City Plan

How To Use MyTMRS

Retirement Eligibility

Estimating Retirement Benefit

Supplemental Death Benefit


Other benefits are include social security contributions, cafeteria plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA, workers compensation insurance, direct deposit, long-term disability, and annual vacation/sick buy-back.