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INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY

Douglas County offers medical/dental coverage to regular (non-temporary) employees who work over 20 hours or more per week.  The insurance is effective on the 91st day of regular employment.  Our medical and dental plans are a package, so if employees wants dental they also have to enroll in medical and vice versa.   Employees also must elect the same coverage tier for both as well (employee only coverage for both the medical and dental plans, or employee plus one for both plans, etc.).  Employees who elect medical/dental coverage will also be enrolled in a standard vision plan as well.  There is an optional vision plan that helps covers some of the cost of vision materials such as glasses, contacts, etc.  There is a charge for the optional vision plan. 

Premiums will be deducted on a pretax basis from each pay period the month after the employee's effective date.  Employees may chose to "waive out" of the medical/dental plan if they have coverage elsewhere.

 

The provisions of this information are not intended and do not create an express or implied contract of employment or an offer of employment between the County and its employees nor any guarantee or promise that benefits referenced here are permanent or cannot be changed. While retirees and current employees are offered the opportunity to participate in a subsidized medical insurance program until age 65, the ability to participate as well as the premiums are not guaranteed in the future and are subject, at any time, to change by the County Board of Commissioners. If there is any conflict in the information state or otherwise communicated, the plan provisions prevail. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.