How are health benefit premiums paid?
The County provides a specified percentage subsidy towards the medical, prescription and vision health benefit plans. The remaining amount is deducted biweekly on a pre-tax basis from the employees’ paycheck. The County has 26 pay periods over a calendar year. The employee pays the total premium for the extra life insurance, long-term disability and voluntary benefit plans, if they elect to enroll. The County deducts the premiums for the extra life insurance and long-term disability plans from the first payroll of each month on an after-tax basis and the voluntary benefits also are after-tax deductions each payroll.

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1. What health benefit plans does the County offer?
2. What is the employee’s cost for these health benefits?
3. Is there a waiting period before coverage begins? What happens when I leave?
4. Is it mandatory to participate in the health plans? Can I be enrolled in more than one medical plan?
5. How are health benefit premiums paid?
6. Who can be covered under my health plan?
7. Can I make changes to my health plans at any time?
8. Can I continue my health benefits coverage after I terminate (not including retirement) from the County?
9. What is the cost for continuing medical coverage under COBRA?
10. How do I initiate COBRA?
11. Does the County offer life insurance?
12. What are accidental death benefits?