EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Welcome to the Calaveras County Human Resources Benefits page. Calaveras County offers a comprehensive benefits package to regular full-time and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the needs of all employees and their family members.

 

Benefits Enrollment Guide

 

County Contribution towards Medical Insurance for the County employees:

  • Employee Only = $552.72 mo.
  • Employee + 1 Dependent = $1,090.38 mo.
  • Employee + Family = $1,442.82 mo.

 

Cash - In - Lieu (CIL) of Medical Insurance: Employees may opt out of medical insurance coverage and receive $300 per month. Employee must provide proof of current medical coverage under another plan. Employees electing to take CIL will be eligible to receive dental and vision at no cost for themselves and dependents.

 

FOR BENEFIT COSTS PLEASE CLICK HERE.


MEDICAL PLANS

Anthem Blue Cross PPO plans with an Out Of Area plan for some remote locations. Members of DSA may chose any of the three plans.

  • Incentive Plan 80/20 with $500 individual / $1000 family deductible
  1. PPO 80 Incentive Plan Benefits Summary
  2. PPO 80 Incentive Plan Benefits Summary - Medicare
  • Core Plan 8/20 with $1500 individual / $4500 family deductible
  1. PPO 80 Core Plan Benefits Summary
  2. PPO 80 Core Plan Benefits Summary - Medicare
  • Law Enforcement Plan (DSA & Sheriff's Management) 90/10 with $300 individual / $900 family deductible
  1. PPO 90 Law Plan Benefits Summary
  2. PPO 90 Law Plan Benefits Summary - Medicare

Prescription Plan for each plan above.

  1. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Core)
  2. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Core) - Medicare
  3. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Incentive)
  4. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Incentive) - Medicare
  5. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Law)
  6. Prescription Plan - Express Scripts (Law) - Medicare


 

Comprehensive Dental Plan through Delta Dental. No deductible. Max benefit per year $2600.


 

Vision Services Plan-VSP provides eye exams every 12 months, lenses every 12 months and frames every 24 months. $10 co-pay.



 

RETIREMENT:  CalPERS. Formula dependent on status with CalPERS (Classic or New PEPRA member)

 

CLASSIC MEMBERS

  • CalPERS Classic Members: Classic employees that first became members on or after July 1, 1996 are subject to an annual compensation limit. The 2016 limit is $265,000. Employees do not pay contributions on amounts exceeding $265,000 and compensation earned beyond the limit will not be considered when CalPERS calculates the single highest year pensionable compensation average. The County does not participate in Social Security but does contribute to Medicare.
  • Classic Regular: Qualifying retirees are eligible to receive a lifetime pension which at 55 would be equal to 2% of your highest annual wage (see compensation cap above) multiplied by your years of service. Employee contribution rate = 7%
  • Classic Safety: Qualifying retirees are eligible to receive a lifetime pension which at 50 would be equal to 3% of your highest annual wage (see compensation cap above) multiplied by your years of services. Employee contribution rate = 9%

PEPRA MEMBERS (HIre on or after 1/1/2013)

  • CalPERS New PEPRA Members: New members are subject to an annual compensation limit that is regulated by CalPERS and changes periodically. Employees do not pay contributions on amounts exceeding $140,424 and compensation earned beyond the limit will not be considered when CalPERS calculates the 3‐year pensionable compensation average. The County does not participate in Social Security but does contribute to Medicare.
  • PEPRA Regular: Qualifying retirees are eligible to receive a lifetime pension which at 62 would be equal to 2% of your highest 3-year compensation wage average (see compensation cap above) multiplied by your years of service. Employees contribute 50% of the normal cost as determined by CalPERS. 2017 employee contribution amount is 7%.
  • PEPRA Safety: Qualifying retirees are eligible to receive a lifetime pension which at 57 would be equal to 2.7% of your highest 3-year compensation wage average (see compensation cap above) multiplied by your years of service. Employees contribute 50% of the normal cost as determined by CalPERS. 2017 employee contribution amount is 11.5%.

Retirement Savings Plan (457b): Company matches up to $25 a month. (DSA & Sheriff's Management excluded)


MISC. BENEFITS

County Provided Life Insurance: $50,000.

County Provided Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Medical and Dependent Care reimbursement accounts.

Supplemental Insurance Plans: You may purchase through

  • Chimienti & Associates
  • AFLAC
  • LegalShield/IDShield

PAID LEAVE

Vacation (Pro-rated for those working less than 100%):

  • Date of hire through 3 complete years of continuous service = 80 hours per year.
  • 4 years - 9 years = 120 hours per year
  • 10+ years = 160 hours per year.
  • Max accumulation: Double what you earn annually
  • Eligibility: After 6 months of employment you may begin using vacation time, up to 40 hours.

Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation. (Pro-rated for those working less than 100%):

Family Sick Leave: Sixty (60) hours of sick leave can be used to care for immediate family; parent, spouse, child, sibling. DSA is allowed forty-four (44) hours.

Bereavement Leave: Twenty-four (24) hours paid leave for immediate family.

Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays

Management Time Off (MTO): 40 hours annually, if applicable. Pro-rated to 20 hours if hired after June 30th.

Sheriff's Management Time Off (SMTO): 80 hours annually.  Pro-rated to 40 hours if promoted after June 30th.


MERIT AND LONGEVITY

Merit Increases: After successful completion of your probationary period, a 5% merit increase may be granted. Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff Merit Increases:  After successful completion of 13 pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.

Longevity Incentives: A 2.5% incentive will be earned at 6, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.

DSA & Sheriff's Management Longevity Incentives:  2.5% at 5.5 and 15 years of service.


Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for one (1) year = 26 pay periods.


SPECIAL ALLOWANCES

  • Boot Allowance (specific classifications are allowed $150 per year distributed once a year in the first full pay period in December)
  • Uniform Allowance (specific classifications are allowed $650 per year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.)
  • Uniform Shirt Allowance for Animal Shelter Assistant $200 per year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.
  • Bi-Lingual Pay ($75 per month for specific approved classifications)
  • DSA Uniform Allowance ($875 per year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.)
  • DSA K-9 Pay

DSA and Sheriff's Management Education Incentives:

  • AA Degree………………………………………… 3.0%
  • Advanced POST…………………………………...5.0%
  • AA Degree and Advanced POST Certificate…....7.5%
  • BA/BS Degree……………………………………. 5.5%
  • BA/BS and Advanced POST Certificate….….…10.0%
  • Masters Degree…………………………….…….10.0%
  • POST Supervisory Certificate……………….……2.5%
  • POST Management Certificate……………..…….2.5%

 

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

MHN Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE, confidential counseling and referral service designed to offer discrete help to employees of the County of Calaveras and their household members. MHN is available 24-hours a day, with toll free access.

You are allowed three (3) counseling sessions per incident, per benefit period.

Clinical counselors provide assessment, assistance and referral to additional services as needed. They provide assistance with a wide range of matters including: marriage and relationship issues, family problems, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, anger management and alcohol/drug dependency.

MHN also provides Work & Live Services that include: child/elder care assistance, financial issues, Federal tax assistance, pre-retirement planning, organizing lifes affairs, concierge services and legal services.

MHN now offers "Face-To-Face" Support from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have internet access. EAP web-video consultations are available 24 hours a day. For more information please see their flyer here.

MHN-EAP Information Webpage