Benefits

Mary Hao, Director, Human Resources

Welcome to the County of Marin Benefits Homepage. We offer a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement savings. To learn more about the benefits offered to employees, please refer to the 2018 Open Enrollment Guide.

Open Enrollment for 2018

Open Enrollment for 2018 starts Monday, October 16, 2017 and ends Monday, November 13, 2017 at 4:30pm. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective on December 31, 2017. All changes and required documentation must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30pm Monday, November 13, 2017. Forms not received by the deadline will not be processed, no exceptions. This includes forms mailed but not delivered to the Human Resources Department by the deadline. 

During Open Enrollment you can:

  • Change your County of Marin medical plan
  • Add eligible dependents to the medical, dental and/or vision plan
  • Remove dependents from the medical, dental and/or vision plan
  • Cancel your existing medical coverage by completing a Waiver of Participation
  • Enroll in a County of Marin medical plan if you currently waive coverage
  • Apply for supplemental life insurance

Why is Open Enrollment Important?

Open Enrollment is the only time you can make changes to your health benefit elections, unless you have a “qualifying event”. That means once you have made your elections during the Open Enrollment period, no changes can be made unless you have a qualifying/life changing event such as marriage, divorce, birth, etc. 

 

2018 Employee Benefits Guide

2018 Employee Benefits Guide

2018 Regular Employees Benefits Guide

The Employee Benefits Guide for Regular-Hire Employees provides information about the benefits available to regular-hire full and part-time employees working part time or more. Review the information in this guide to learn about benefits available for the upcoming plan year and make decisions for Open Enrollment. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective on December 31, 2017.

Contingent Hire Benefits Guide

The Employee Benefits Guide for Eligible Contingent-Hire Employees provides information about the medical plan available to eligible extra-hire employees. Employees that work an average of 60 hours per pay period (30 hours per week) for at least 9-months in the current year, will be eligible for enrollment in the medical plan for the 2008 plan year. Review the information in this guide to learn about the medical plan available and make decisions for Open Enrollment. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective on December 31, 2017.

2017 Employee Benefits Guide

Link to Health Benefits Guide for Employees

The Employee Benefits Guide for Regular-Hire Employees provides information about the benefits available to regular-hire full and part-time employees working part time or more. Review the information in this guide to learn about benefits available for the upcoming plan year and make decisions for Open Enrollment. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective on January 1, 2017.

Link to Health Benefits Guide for Extra Hires

The Benefits Guide for Eligible Contingent Hire Employees provides information about the medical plan available to eligible extra-hire employees. Employees that work an average of 60 hours per pay period (30 hours per week) for at least 9-months in the current year, will be eligible for enrollment.

Actions to Take During Open Enrollment

  1. Learn about your health benefit options by reading the 2018 Employee Benefits Guide. 
  2. If you wish to make benefit changes for 2018, complete appropriate enrollment forms. Forms are listed alphabetically at ‘Forms’ under the Featured Links section on the left side of the page.
  3. If you plan to waive medical coverage in 2018, you must complete the Waiver of Participation Form in order to receive any cash back of unused fringe. See page 21 of the Employee Benefits Guide for more information. 
  4. If you plan to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA or Dependent Care FSA), you must submit an enrollment form for 2018.  Enrollments from 2017 do not automatically roll over into 2018.
  5. Submit all required forms and documentation to Human Resources by 4:30pm on Monday, November 13, 2017. Forms not received by Human Resources by the deadline will not be processed, no exceptions. This includes forms mailed but not delivered to Human Resources by the deadline.
  6. If you do not waive medical insurance, do not plan to have an FSA account and do not plan on making any changes for 2018, no action is needed.

What's New in 2018

Kaiser, Anthem, Dental and Vision Plans Remain the Same

  • The same medical plans in 2017 are being offered in 2018.
  • Kaiser Premium rates have gone down for 2018.
  • Dental Premium rates have gone up for 2018.
  • Anthem Premium rates remain the same for 2018.
  • No changes to co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance.

Premium and Employer Contributions (Fringe) Changes

  • Employer Fringe contributions will increase for 2018. See page 26 of the Employee Benefits Guide for more information.
  • Premium and Employer Fringe Contribution changes will be reflected on the January 12, 2018 pay check.
  • Please review plan costs and Employer Fringe contributions before making your 2018 enrollment decisions.

Life and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

  • Premiums for Life and LTD have gone down for 2018.
  • Life/LTD coverage remains the same in 2018.
  • There is a new Life/LTD insurance vendor in 2018.

Reminder - Medical Waiver Requirement

  • Employees who waive medical coverage must submit a Waiver of Participation Form annually in order to receive cash back of unused fringe.
  • If you currently waive medical and receive cash back, you must submit a Waiver of Participation Form during this Open Enrollment or you will not receive cash back in 2018.
  • For more information about the Waiver of Participation, see page 21 of the 2018 Employee Benefits Guide for more information on these requirements.

Forms

Annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair

Get "Strength in Numbers" at the County of Marin's seventh annual Employee Health & Wellness Fair! The Fair will take place from 11am - 2pm at the Marin Center located at 10 Avenue of the Flags (next to the Showcase Theater). This is your annual opportunity to learn about our 2018 health and wellness benefits, get a free flu shot, win prizes and gather inspiration for championing your well-being — at work, at home, and beyond.

When: Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

See the Health Fair Flyer for more information!

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