Employee Benefits

The Town of Hope Mills believes that employees are one of the Town’s most important resources and is proud of the competitive salaries and excellent benefits that are offered to our employees.

Benefits Overview

Group Health & Dental Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


100% paid medical and dental for employee only. Dependent coverage available to purchase.

Vision Plan Benefits



100% paid vision for employee only.  Dependent coverage available to purchase.  Employees use the VSP network providers to get maximum benefit and choose any frames and lenses that they want.   

Basic Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability & Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance

USAble Life

Employer Paid Life Insurance

The Town pays the entire premium for Basic Term Life Insurance and AD&D coverage for each

employee according to their classification:

Full Time Employees

• Basic Life Insurance: Your Annual Salary up to $100,000

• Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D): Your Annual Salary up to $100,000

Auxiliary / Part Time Employees

• Basic Life Insurance: $2,000

• Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D): $2,000

Employer Paid Short Term Disability Insurance

The Town pays the entire premium for Short Term Disability Insurance for each full time employee.

• 60% of Your Weekly Salary up to a Maximum of $750

• 7 Day Waiting Period for Benefits to Begin

• Up To 26 Weeks of Paid Benefits

Voluntary Life & AD&D

Voluntary life insurance/ad&d available up to $100,000 on employee and up to $30,000 on spouse; $5,000 or $10,000 available for dependent children. 

Flexible Spending Accounts

P&A Group


All Full-Time employees are offered the option to participate in flexible spending accounts that provide a way to save federal, state and social security taxes on eligible medical and dependent care expenses. Employees choose an amount to be withheld from their pay checks before taxes are applied.

Medical Expense Reimbursement Account

Maximum Annual Contribution $2,500

Minimum Annual Contribution $130

Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

Maximum Annual Contribution $5,000

Minimum Annual Contribution $130

401(k) Retirement

NC Supplemental Plan

NC 401K Prudential

The Town of Hope Mills offers 401(k), Roth 401(k), and 457 plans for employees and makes a 3% contribution for general employees and a 5% contribution for sworn law enforcement employees to the 401(k).


NC Local Government Employees’ Retirement System


Each regular full-time employee is required to join the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System as a condition of employment starting the first day of employment.  A 6% employee contribution is deducted from pay for the retirement plan.  An employee becomes vested in the retirement plan after five years of creditable service.



The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer created ORBIT (Online Retirement Benefits through Integrated Technology) to allow members convenient access to their retirement account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This secure site enables you to view your personal information, account information, and other relevant details specific to your retirement system account.

Employee Assistance Program


McLaughlin Young Group

The Town of Hope Mills provides a valuable benefit to all employees and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  The EAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. 

Some examples of concerns that the EAP addresses include:

Family conflict                                     Depression and anxiety
Relationship issues                             Communication breakdowns
Stress                                                Work related issues
Grief and loss                                      Alcohol or drug use

The EAP staff at McLaughlin Young Employee Services is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist employees.

Direct Deposit

The Town requires direct deposit for all employees. This benefit has the Town send your pay directly to your checking or savings account rather than issuing a paper check so you do not have to go to the bank with a paper check. Employees are paid bi-weekly on Friday (exception for some holidays).

Credit Union

NC Local Government Employees' Credit Union


All employees have the option of joining the N.C. Local Government Employees' Credit Union. In order to retain membership in the Credit Union, employees must have a minimum of $25 on deposit.

Other Benefits Include:

  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 9 vacation days per year increasing to 12 days after 2 years of employment.
  • Compensatory time for non-exempt and exempt employees.
  • Sick Leave Sharing
  • Longevity salary increases every two years
  • Workers Compensation
  • 100% Paid Retiree Medical for qualified retirees.

*All insurance coverage becomes effective first of the month following 30 days of employment.

The employee benefits information listed here is intended to provide a summary and helpful information regarding benefits currently available at the Town of Hope Mills.  These benefits are also described in detail in contracts with the Town of Hope Mills and/or in Town policy.  The provisions of the contracts and Town policies are controlling and subject to change.