City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Employee Benefits

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The City of Ames offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees regularly working 20 hours or more per week.  Benefits are pro-rated for employees working between 20-39 hours per week.  The benefits available include vacation, sick leave, family sick leave, emergency leave, life insurance and AD&D, health and dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement, long-term disability, tuition reimbursement, and an employee assistance program.  Please click on a link below to view benefits available.


Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC):

The SBC is a standardized document detailing simple and consistent information about health plan benefits and coverage.  It includes key features of the plan, such as covered benefits, copayment/coinsurance amounts and sample coverage examples.

2019 - 2020 Coverage Period:

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