Benefits and Total Rewards


It pays to be a JEA employee, and not just because we offer a competitive salary. JEA rewards your time, talent and commitment with pay, benefits, retirement programs, healthcare coverage and more. We call this Total Rewards.
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JEA understands benefits are important to you and your family, helping you understand the benefits available to you is essential.  We're providing a quick reference to help answer most of your common questions. 


Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

JEA offers three comprehensive medical plans designed to help you and your family achieve and maintain good health and well-being. In addition to health insurance, JEA offers you and your eligible dependents comprehensive dental and vision coverage to meet your personal healthcare needs.

Wellness Program

JEA encourages employees to lead healthy lifestyles with our JEA Wellness program. Our comprehensive program, with today's technologies,  offers a variety of wellness opportunities like annual biometric screenings with health risk assessments, access to health coaches, wellness challenges, periodic access to an on-site mobile mammography unit and onsite flu shots. Additionally employees have access to on-site fitness centers.   

Employee Assistance Program 

JEA recognizes that reaching out and asking for help can be difficult, so the company tries to make it as easy as possible. The Employee Assistance Program offers services for you and your family. A confidential hotline is available 24/7 so you can access the services you need, such as counseling, legal consultations, financial guidance and more.

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Just like you insure your car or home, you can get insurance that protects your income.  If you become too sick or injured to work, disability insurance can help replace part of your paycheck.  Medical insurance pays your doctor — disability insurance pays you.  

Learn more about income protection plans.


Life and AD&D Insurance

JEA provides a basic life insurance to all employees upon hire.   Employees may elect additional coverage for themselves, their spouses and/or their children for life and accidental death and dismemberment plan (AD&D) to all employees.

Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Preparing for income replacement is an important part of a comprehensive benefit program, in the event you become ill or injured outside the workplace. Employees may elect comprehensive plans for both long and short term disability insurance.

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JEA offers comprehensive retirement plans which include the General Employee Defined Contribution plan along with the 457b Deferred Compensation plan and the 401a Defined Contribution plan.   

Understand JEA's Retirement Savings Plans

General Employees Defined Contribution (GEDC) Plan

All JEA full-time employees are required to participate in the City of Jacksonville’s General Employee Defined Contribution Plan (GEDC). The GEDC is a tax-deferred retirement plan regulated by IRS Code § 401(a). While participants in the GEDC plan do not contribute to Social Security or the federal disability (OASDI) program, they do contribute to Medicare. 

JEA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

The JEA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary plan that allows employees to defer a portion of their eligible biweekly earnings via payroll deductions on a pre-tax or after-tax basis (Roth contributions option) to an investment account.

 JEA 401a Defined Contribution Plan (Appointed Employees) 

The JEA 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan is a retirement plan offered to all appointed employees at time of hire. 

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JEA recognizes the importance of time away from work to re-energize and focus on your quality of life. Starting on the first day of employment, employees begin to accrue paid leave, up to four weeks of annual leave during your first year.   In addition to annual leave, JEA provides eleven paid holidays, one personal day, military duty, bereavement and jury duty. 


Paid Holidays and JEA Leave Types 


New Years Day


 Veterans Day

Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday   

Thanksgiving Day 

President's Day

Day after Thanksgiving 

Memorial Day 

Christmas Eve

Independence Day 

Christmas Day 

Labor Day 


Paid Personal Day         

You pick the day you want off, some know it as a floating day off and others as a floating holiday.  Your paid personal day is in addition to the holidays off all JEA employees receive.   

Annual Leave 

JEA employees earn 6.154 hours per pay period for 26 pay periods.   That equals to 160 hours annually and the hours not used rollover each year.  The longer you are with JEA the more hours earned annual.

Safety Leave

The Passport to Safety Program is designed to focus on increasing participation in activities proven to improve safety performance.    Participation in the Passport to Safety Program can earn you up to 16 hours of safety leave.

Military Leave

JEA is very proud to have employees who continue to serve their nation’s military.  JEA complies with all regulations related to USERRA and thus provides its employees time off related to military service.

Other Leave

Jury duty and Bereavement leave are both offered to JEA employees.

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JEA attracts people who have an appetite to learn and advance their careers.   

Tuition Assistance

JEA offers Financial assistance for college courses related to your position or career path with the company.  The annual limit is $5,250 per year.

Professional Development

JEA's Employee and Leadership Training and Development team is here to help you soar!   Many of JEA's courses offer credit hours, professional development units (PDU's) and continuing education units (CEU's) to Professional Engineers (PE's), Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) and Project Management Professionals (PMP's).

JEA Academy

JEA Academy offers in-house and offsite employee training, Individual Development Plans (IDP), technical training and professional training.


Empowering Our Community

At JEA, community and service go hand in hand. Our employees volunteer their time and serve in several organizations throughout Jacksonville.

Learn how JEA is engaging with our community