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Employee Benefits

The City of Las Cruces’ Employee Benefits program provides and administers benefits to the employees of the City of Las Cruces, the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority, the South Central Solid Waste Authority and the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

Our goal is to provide exceptional service and information in the administration of group health insurance, group life insurance, supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and 457 Deferred Compensation programs in a timely, honest, fair, cost-effective, non-discriminatory, and professional manner in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.

Medical - Blue Cross Blue Shield of NM

Dental- Delta Dental

Vision- Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Flexible Spending Accounts- ASIFLEX


Disability & Life - Mutual of Omaha

Retirement: The City is a member of Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA). Employee participation is mandatory for those who qualify. Contact PERA: 505.476.9300, Toll Free for New Mexico: 1.800.342.3422 or visit PERA website here

For information regarding your retiree health and welfare benefits, please contact: 1.800.233.2576 or visit: New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority

Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation in 457 Deferred Compensation plans are offered as well through Nationwide and ICMA.

  • Nationwide

  • ICMA
    • Representative: Geoffrey Hathhorn Phone: 866.266.7314; 505.842.8610 | Fax: 505.836.0033 | Email: For more detailed information on ICMA-RC 457 plans please click here

New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Healthcare Act): In the event you choose to waive your enrollment in the City's medical benefits or are ineligible to enroll and would like information regarding the New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace please click here.

For further information concerning benefits please contact the Benefits Program Coordinator Office at (575) 528-3104.