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Benefits At-A-Glance

Employees are eligible for health/prescription benefits at the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. The County has a self-insured plan, and the claims are administered by UMR.  If the employee completes a routine wellness physical between July 1st and June 30th of each year, a $30/month premium share is waived for the following plan year.  Alternatively, there are non-medical action plans that can be completed each year during the same time frame in lieu of routine wellness physical. Below are the available plan choices and monthly costs to the employee.  Those who enroll in the QHDHP may be able to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) with Bennington State Bank if they meet certain eligibility requirements.  You are eligible if you are not covered under another health plan, enrolled in Medicare or if you are claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return.

Employee monthly costs for health/prescription coverage are as follows: 

Medical/Prescription Plan Options and Rates

Base Plan (QHDHP) Employee Cost

Buy-up Plan PPO Plan Employee Cost

With Wellness

Without Wellness

With Wellness

Without Wellness

Employee

$0.00

$30.00

$135.98

$165.98

Employee  + Spouse

$390.76

$420.76

$662.72

$692.72

Employee + Child(dren)

$332.14

$362.14

$563.32

$593.32

Employee + Family

$547.08

$577.08

$927.84

$957.84

 

Two dental plans are available to choose from.  Employee monthly costs for the dental coverage are as follows: 

Dental Plan Options    and Rates

Base Plan

Buy-up Plan

Employee

$0.00

$5.82

Employee  + Spouse

$22.26

$33.90

Employee + Child(dren)

$18.92

$28.82

Employee + Family

$31.18

$47.48

 

We offer a voluntary vision plan through Superior Vision.  Employee monthly costs for vision are as follows: 

Voluntary Vision Plan

Monthly Rates

Employee

$7.98

Employee  + Spouse

$15.79

Employee + Child(dren)

$15.46

Employee + Family

$23.54

 

All full-time employees earn one day per month worked for sick leave. 

Full-time employees earn one day per month worked for vacation leave.  However, you must be employed for six months before you are eligible to take vacation leave.  If you need time off for something other than sick leave during that time, leave without pay may be granted. 

Regular full-time employees shall be allowed funeral leave for immediate family members of the employee and spouse.  Twenty-four (24) hours are allowed for in-State and forty (40) hours are allowed for out-of-State funerals. 

Full-time employees have one Personal Day per year. New employees starting before July 1 will receive a Personal Day to be used during the year they are hired. 

There are twelve paid holidays per year: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King's Birthday; Presidents Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Day; and a Christmas Floater.  Hourly employees who work a holiday will be paid at the rate of time and one-half for the hours that are worked and receive their holiday pay.

2022 Holiday Calendar

2023 Holiday Calendar

Direct deposit or use of a payroll card is mandatory for all Saline County employees.  A request for an exception can be made in writing if an employee is unable to participate in direct deposit or a payroll pay card option (e.g. court order).  

KPERS membership becomes effective immediately upon hire.  The employee contributes 6% each pay period.  The County also contributes a percentage of the employee's salary as determined by the state legislature each year.  The employee's contribution is not subject to federal income tax.  Employees participating in KPERS are covered by a life insurance policy equal to 1.5 times their annual salary. 

At the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment, employees are eligible to participate in the Cafeteria Benefit Plan.  This allows the employee to pay for payroll deducted insurance premiums and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  After 6 months of employment, eligible employees can participate in the unreimbursed medical flex account.  AFLAC/Health Equity administers our Cafeteria Benefit Plan and offers a variety of supplemental insurance plans through payroll deduction as well.  A limited purpose flexible spending account (FSA) is available for dental and vision expenses for individuals enrolled in the (HSA). 

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Employees are eligible for health/prescription benefits at the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. The County has a self-insured plan, and the claims are administered by UMR.  If the employee completes a routine wellness physical between July 1st and June 30th of each year, a $30/month premium share is waived for the following plan year.  Alternatively, there are non-medical action plans that can be completed each year during the same time frame in lieu of routine wellness physical. Below are the available plan choices and monthly costs to the employee.  Those who enroll in the QHDHP may be able to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) with Bennington State Bank if they meet certain eligibility requirements.  You are eligible if you are not covered under another health plan, enrolled in Medicare or if you are claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return.

Employee monthly costs for health/prescription coverage are as follows: 

Medical/Prescription Plan Options and Rates

Base Plan (QHDHP) Employee Cost

Buy-up Plan PPO Plan Employee Cost

With Wellness

Without Wellness

With Wellness

Without Wellness

Employee

$0.00

$30.00

$135.98

$165.98

Employee  + Spouse

$390.76

$420.76

$662.72

$692.72

Employee + Child(dren)

$332.14

$362.14

$563.32

$593.32

Employee + Family

$547.08

$577.08

$927.84

$957.84

 

Two dental plans are available to choose from.  Employee monthly costs for the dental coverage are as follows: 

Dental Plan Options    and Rates

Base Plan

Buy-up Plan

Employee

$0.00

$5.82

Employee  + Spouse

$22.26

$33.90

Employee + Child(dren)

$18.92

$28.82

Employee + Family

$31.18

$47.48

 

We offer a voluntary vision plan through Superior Vision.  Employee monthly costs for vision are as follows: 

Voluntary Vision Plan

Monthly Rates

Employee

$7.98

Employee  + Spouse

$15.79

Employee + Child(dren)

$15.46

Employee + Family

$23.54

 

All full-time employees earn one day per month worked for sick leave. 

Full-time employees earn one day per month worked for vacation leave.  However, you must be employed for six months before you are eligible to take vacation leave.  If you need time off for something other than sick leave during that time, leave without pay may be granted. 

Regular full-time employees shall be allowed funeral leave for immediate family members of the employee and spouse.  Twenty-four (24) hours are allowed for in-State and forty (40) hours are allowed for out-of-State funerals. 

Full-time employees have one Personal Day per year. New employees starting before July 1 will receive a Personal Day to be used during the year they are hired. 

There are twelve paid holidays per year: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King's Birthday; Presidents Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Day; and a Christmas Floater.  Hourly employees who work a holiday will be paid at the rate of time and one-half for the hours that are worked and receive their holiday pay.

2022 Holiday Calendar

2023 Holiday Calendar

Direct deposit or use of a payroll card is mandatory for all Saline County employees.  A request for an exception can be made in writing if an employee is unable to participate in direct deposit or a payroll pay card option (e.g. court order).  

KPERS membership becomes effective immediately upon hire.  The employee contributes 6% each pay period.  The County also contributes a percentage of the employee's salary as determined by the state legislature each year.  The employee's contribution is not subject to federal income tax.  Employees participating in KPERS are covered by a life insurance policy equal to 1.5 times their annual salary. 

At the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment, employees are eligible to participate in the Cafeteria Benefit Plan.  This allows the employee to pay for payroll deducted insurance premiums and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  After 6 months of employment, eligible employees can participate in the unreimbursed medical flex account.  AFLAC/Health Equity administers our Cafeteria Benefit Plan and offers a variety of supplemental insurance plans through payroll deduction as well.  A limited purpose flexible spending account (FSA) is available for dental and vision expenses for individuals enrolled in the (HSA). 

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