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 Eligibility

  • An employee must be customarily scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week and at least 1,560 hours per calendar year
 
Effective Date
  • Benefits are effective on the first day of the month following the date of employment
 
New Hire Enrollment Window
  • New hires are able to elect benefits within 31-days of start date with the County
 
Open Enrollment Window
  • Our annual open enrollment window is held in May.  Any benefit changes made during open enrollment are effective July 1
 
Changes to Benefits due to Qualifying Life Events (30-day deadline)
  • No changes can be made to an employee's benefits during the plan year without a Qualifying Life Event.  Examples include:
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Birth or Adoption of a child
  • Obtaining other coverage
  • Loss of current coverage
  • Employees must make benefit changes within 30-days of a Qualifying Life Event.  No exceptions.
  • Please contact the Benefits department to submit a change form (along with supporting documentation).   
  • The change can also be initiated electronically at Benefit Focus - CCG Benefit Enrollment Website. 

 
 
Termination of Employment
  • Insurance coverage is effective through the end of the month in which employment ceases.
  • A terminated employee may elect to continue insurance coverage under COBRA provisions for at least 18 months.
  • COBRA continuation enrollment procedures and premiums are provided at the time of separation.