Employee Benefits


Current Employee Benefits

The City of Ferndale understands the importance of our employee’s overall wellbeing. With this in mind, the City is proud to offer a comprehensive set of benefits to our workforce. This includes traditional health insurance coverage, physical and mental health and wellness initiatives, multiple retirement programs, innovative paid parental leave opportunities, and more.



Benefit - Provider

Medical, Vision, & Dental Insurance - BCBSM
View the Payer Transparency File Application for our Self-Funded Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI Medical Insurance. Please note that this large file requires substantial amounts of data memory to open. Trying to access it without proper software may cause your computer to crash.



Wellness Initiatives

The wellness initiatives offered to our employees provide them with the resources and tools needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Paid Parental Leave

As of January 2016, the City offers a progressive new paid parental leave policy for its employees. The City will now provide 12 weeks of paid time off for maternity, paternity, and adoption care leave—six weeks of existing leave allowance plus up to six weeks of matched paid time off. For more information about the new benefit, see the news story.


MiLife Health Clinic (Powered by Premise Health)

Our MiLife Clinic provides a wide variety of services centered around health and wellness. Some of the services they offer:

  • 1:1 health coaching
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Free diabetic testing supplies
  • Assistance addressing sleep issues
  • Time & stress management

In addition to these services, MILife is a resource for health screenings and other clinical services. The City of Ferndale provides a wellness incentive payment to employees who participate in our Annual Health Assessment program.


Employee Assistance Program

The EAP helps employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their wellbeing. The program features include short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members.