Airports Authority Benefits for Employees

The Airports Authority's total compensation package offers comprehensive benefits that complement your salary

The benefits you receive depend on your employment category.

Career Employees

Health Insurance

The Airports Authority offers two types of health plans to protect you and your family from high-cost health care expenses. You may elect a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan. Both plans include prescription drug benefits and no-cost preventive care.

Dental Insurance

Coverage includes preventive, basic and major restorative services, as well as orthodontics. You can choose dental insurance separate from health insurance.

Retirement Benefits

Defined Benefits Plans

The Airports Authority offers two defined benefit (pension) plans: the Retirement Plan for General Employees or the Retirement Plan for Police and Firefighters. Employees are automatically enrolled in the appropriate plan and are covered as of their date of hire. After five years of service, you may receive a monthly pension at retirement age. The Airports Authority pays the entire cost of the General Plan. The Police and Firefighters Plan has a 1.5% pre-tax contribution by employees.

Retirement Savings Plan

The Retirement Savings Plan helps employees save for the future with two plans: a 457 Plan for employee contributions and a 401(a) Plan for Airport Authority matching contributions. You may contribute to the 457 Plan, up to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual limit, a portion of your pay on a tax-deferred basis through payroll deduction. If you save money in the 457 Plan, the Airports Authority will match up to 3% of your contributions.  Matching contributions are deposited into the 401(a) Plan. Participants can invest the contributions, both their own contributions and the employer match, in a variety of investment options.

Life Insurance

These benefits protect your survivors if you should die on or off the job from accidental or natural causes.  Basic Life insurance is paid for by both you and the Airports Authority. Supplemental Life insurance and Dependent Life insurance are available and paid for by the employee.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

LTD replaces a portion of your income if you become ill or injured and are not able to work as a result. The plan is offered with a 90-day waiting period at no cost to the employee. Or you may choose to purchase a benefit with a shorter waiting period of 60 or 30 days.

Leave Programs

The Airports Authority offers employees annual leave and sick leave. Within specific guidelines, you may use your leave for vacation, illness or injury and to care for family members. The Airports Authority observes 10 federal holidays. The Airports Authority also offers leave for on-the-job injury and illness, court appearances and military service. Employees may choose to participate in a donated leave program.

Tax-Advantage Accounts/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

You may contribute to these accounts that allow you to pay for eligible expenses tax-free:

  • Health Care FSA - Up to $2,500* per year to pay for health expenses not covered by insurance
  • Dependent Care FSA - Up to $5,000* per year to pay for day care expenses while you work
  • Mass Transit FSA - You may be eligible for up to $120 in a mass transit subsidy that is paid for by the Airports Authority.  You can also contribute tax-free money (for a total of $130* per month) to pay for mass transit, carpool and/or vanpool costs to commute to work.
  • Parking FSA - Up to $250* per month to pay for parking at work, carpool or vanpool lot, Metro station and other work-related parking.

*These maximums are established by the IRS and are subject to change each year.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

You may be reimbursed for as much as 100% of tuition expenses, up to $5,000 per year, related to attending credit-bearing job-related courses at any accredited college, university or state-licensed trade or technical school. Courses can be taken individually or as part of a degree program.

Wellness Programs

The Airports Authority cares about the health and wellness of its employees. You can receive wellness incentives or reimbursements when you take certain wellness actions such as joining a fitness or weight management center, wellness coaching or free on site flu shots.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees and their family members can get free and confidential help with life's challenges through the EAP.  EAP is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, and can direct you to helpful services in your community.

 

Non-Career Term Employees

Health Insurance

The Airports Authority offers two types of health plans to protect you and your family from high-cost health care expenses. You may elect a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan. Both plans include prescription drug benefits and no-cost preventive care.

Dental Insurance

Coverage includes preventive, basic and major restorative services, as well as orthodontics. You can choose dental insurance separate from health insurance.

Retirement Savings Plan

The Retirement Savings Plan helps employees save for the future with a 457 Plan. You may contribute to the 457 Plan, up to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual limit, a portion of your pay on a tax-deferred basis through payroll deduction. Participants can invest the contributions in a variety of investment options.

Life Insurance

These benefits protect your survivors if you should die on or off the job from accidental or natural causes.  Basic Life insurance is paid for by both the employee and the Airports Authority. Supplemental Life insurance and Dependent Life insurance are available and paid for by the employee.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

LTD replaces a portion of your income if you become ill or injured and are not able to work as a result. The plan is offered with a 90-day waiting period at no cost to the employee. Or you may choose to purchase a benefit with a shorter waiting period of 60 or 30 days.

Leave Programs

The Airports Authority offers employees annual leave and sick leave. Within specific guidelines, you may use your leave for vacation, illness or injury and to care for family members.  The Airports Authority observes 10 federal holidays. The Airports Authority also offers leave for on-the-job injury and illness, court appearances and military service. Employees may choose to participate in a donated leave program.

Tax-Advantage Accounts/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

You may contribute to these accounts that allow you to pay for eligible expenses tax-free:

  • Health Care FSA - Up to $2,500* per year to pay for health expenses not covered by insurance
  • Dependent Care FSA - Up to $5,000* per year to pay for day care expenses while you work
  • Mass Transit FSA - You may be eligible for up to $120 in mass transit subsidy that is paid for by the Airports Authority.  You can also contribute tax-free money (for a total of $130* per month) to pay for mass transit, carpool and/or vanpool costs to commute to work.
  • Parking FSA - Up to $250* per month to pay for parking at work, carpool or vanpool lot, Metro station and other work-related parking.

*These maximums are established by the IRS and are subject to change each year.

Wellness Programs

The Airports Authority cares about the health and wellness of its employees. You can receive wellness incentives or reimbursements when you take certain wellness actions such as joining a fitness or weight management center, wellness coaching or free on site flu shots.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees and their family members can get free and confidential help with life's challenges through the EAP.  EAP is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, and can direct you to helpful services in your community.

 

Non-Career Full-Time Temporary Employees

Leave Programs

The Airports Authority offers employees annual leave and observes 10 federal holidays.  The Airports Authority also offers leave for court appearances and military service.

Mass Transit Flexible Spending Account

You may be eligible for up to $120 in a mass transit subsidy that is paid by the Airports Authority.

 

Non-Career Part-Time Temporary, Summer Intern and Casual Employees

Mass Transit Flexible Spending Account

You may be eligible for up to $120 in a mass transit subsidy that is paid by the Airports Authority.

Leave Program

The Airports Authority offers employees leave for military service.