Human Resources |
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
Employee + Spouse
Employee + Child(dren)
Employee + Family
The plan year in-network deductibles for the QHDHP are $3,000/$6,000 with the maximum out-of-pocket at $4,000/$8,000. The plan year in-network deductibles for the Buy-up PPO plan are $750/$1,500 with the maximum out of pocket at $3,000/$6,000. A summary of the medical, prescription and dental coverage can be found here.
Two dental plans are
available to choose from. Employee monthly costs for the dental coverage
are as follows:
Dental Plan Options and Rates
We offer a voluntary
vision plan through Superior Vision.
Employee monthly costs for vision are as follows:
Voluntary Vision Plan
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.
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
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.
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).
Up to 4-weeks of paid Parental Leave is available to Family & Medical Leave eligible employees.
Approved Bi-lingual Pay is available for positions that have a substantial amount of contact with the public at an additional 75 cents per hour.
Up to 12-hours of Volunteer Time Off per year for approved volunteer activities.
Sheriff's Office positions, with shifts starting at 5:00 PM or later, receive an additional $1 per hour shift differential pay.