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Benefit Information


BENEFITS ADMINISTRATON

 

1101 Beach St., Rm. 337
Flint, MI  48502
(810) 237-6120

Genesee County provides a comprehensive benefit package to its eligible employees. Benefit packages differ based on collective bargaining agreements or personnel policy. 

Insurance enrollment occurs after the required waiting period, which for most employees is 520 straight-time hours for medical, hospital, prescription, life and disability insurance. Dental and vision insurance is available after the completion of 1,040 straight-time hours (2,080 straight-time hours for POAM and PCOA members). New hires with benefit eligibility must attend the benefit orientation.

Spousal enrollment requires a copy of the marriage certificate.

Dependent children are eligible to remain on the employee’s insurance plan until age 26. This includes biological, adopted or step-children. Dependent enrollment requires proof of legal dependent status (birth certificate or adoption certificate). For guardianship, dependent children are eligible until age 18.  There is no age limit requirement for disabled children, as long as the disability was certified prior to age 18 and the child was already enrolled in the employer-sponsored insurance program.

All insurance benefits are effective the 1st of the month following the completion of required straight-time working hours.
 

Dual hospital/medical/prescription insurance coverage is not allowed. Employees can have only one employer-paid source for medical insurance.  This policy does not apply to dental and vision insurance.

Health Insurance Reimbursement Program allows for a cash reimbursement in lieu of receiving the employer’s medical/hospital/prescription insurance. The amounts vary based on bargaining agreements or personnel policy. Enrollment is done once a year during Open Enrollment (April) or throughout the year if a qualifying event occurred.

Life insurance is a County-paid benefit after the completion of 520 straight time hours.  The insurance is a term life policy. Policy limits vary according to the collective bargaining agreements or personnel policy. Please review the Lincoln Life Insurance Policy for more details.

Disability benefits are available after completion of 520 straight time hours.  Short-term disability (STD) is available for 26 weeks.  The benefit is 60% of gross weekly salary up to certain limits according to the collective bargaining agreements or personnel policy. The long-term disability (LTD) benefit is 60% of gross monthly salary up to certain limits according to  the collective bargaining agreements or personnel policy.  Please review the Lincoln Disability Insurance Policy for more details.