Employee Benefits Summary

Effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Corrections Officers, Corrections Officers I, Communications Officers and Bailiff

PENSION PLAN
Employees are required by Minnesota law to become members of a statewide pension system called PERA.   Under the PERA Pension Plan employees who meet the vesting requirements and retire after a certain age receive a pension for the rest of their lives.  Which PERA plan you contribute to is determined by what position you hold.  (PERA)

PERA Coordinated Plan
Bailiff’s &
Communications Officers

PERA Police & Fire Plan

Licensed Officers

PERA Correctional Plan
Corrections Officer &
Corrections Officer I

Employer Contribution:

7.5%

16.2%

8.75%

Employee Contribution:

6.5%

10.8%

5.83%

Coordinated and Correctional members pay into both PERA and Social Security. 
PAID TIME OFF (PTO)

 

Accrual Rate

Years of Service

Hours/Pay Period

Days/Year

0-5 Years

6.47 hours

21 days/year

After 5 Years

7.39 hours

24 days/year

After 10 Years

8.31 hours

27 days/year

After 15 Years

9.24 hours

30 days/year

After 20 Years

10.16 hours

33 days/year

PAY DATES County employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule with pay days every other Thursday. Employees will receive their first check within 30 days of their date of hire. Direct deposit of paychecks is required.
HOLIDAYS
The following paid holiday observances may vary depending on your specific Union's contract. The observed column is meant to help you distinguish holiday observances per Union. If a discrepancy would arise the Union contract takes precedence:

Holiday

Observed

New Year's Day

January 1

Martin Luther King Day

Third Monday in January

President's Day

Third Monday in February

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

First Monday in September

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October (Corrections Officer, Corrections Officer I, Communications Officer only)

Veterans' Day

November 11

Thanksgiving Day

Fourth Thursday in November

Friday after Thanksgiving

Fourth Friday in November (Bailiff only)

Christmas Day

December 25

Floating Holiday

Must be used within the calendar year or lost

 

HEALTH INSURANCE www.bluecrossmn.com
Beltrami County contributes $1,040.00 per month (2017) to full-time employees (prorated for part-time employees) for the purpose of purchasing insurance benefits.
The following Health insurance options are available as part of the Cafeteria Plan. All plans have fourth quarter carry-over and the family plans have embedded deductibles.

PLAN

SINGLE COVERAGE

FAMILY COVERAGE

BCBS 5000 HSA/VEBA
100% coverage

$591.00/month
Deductible $5000

$1,233.50/month
Deductible $10,000

BCBS 2600 VEBA
80/20 coverage

$659.50/month
Deductible $2600 / OPM $3500

$1,375.50/month
Deductible $5200 / OPM $6500

BCBS 3250 HSA/VEBA
100% coverage

$683.50/month
Deductible $3250

$1,425.50/month
Deductible $6500

BCBS 1,000 CMM
80/20 coverage

$804.50/month
Deductible $1000 / OPM $2000

$1,677.00/month
Deductible $2000 / OPM $4000

BCBS 2,500 CMM
80/20 coverage

$681.50/month
Deductible $2500 / OPM $3000

$1,434.50/month
Deductible $5000 / OPM $6000

DENTAL PLAN
A voluntary Dental Plan is available as part of the Cafeteria Plan.

Single

Family

Dental Insurance

$39.52/month     

$102.16/month

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Employees can put up to $2,400 per year into a Medical Reimbursement Account to pay for out of pocket medical expenses pretax.
Employees can put up to $5,000 per year into a Dependent Day Care Account to pay for daycare expenses pretax.
LIFE INSURANCE
$10,000 basic life insurance is part of the core benefits with the opportunity for the employee to purchase additional coverage for self, spouse, or dependents.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERSHIP INSURANCE (AD&D)
Employees can purchase AD&D insurance for both themselves and their spouse.
DISABILITY INSURANCE
Long Term Disability: Employees can purchase Long Term Disability insurance to cover up to 60% of salary in the event they are disabled and unable to work for more than 6 months.
Short Term Disability: $200/month required core benefit with the opportunity for employees to purchase Short Term Disability insurance to cover up to 60% of Salary if they are disabled and unable to work for up to 6 months.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION
A deferred annuity plan that includes a variety of investment options is available through Nationwide Retirement Solutions, (NACo); Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).
The 2017 Benefit year contribution limits are listed below.

Under 50

$18,000

Over 50

$24,000

Traditional Catch-up

$36,000

Effective date of all insurance coverages is dependent upon the employee's date of hire. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following one full month; i.e., start date of February 1 coverage is effective March 1; start date of February 2 coverage is effective April 1.

This is only a summary intended for general information purposes and is not intended to be the legal description of our benefit package. Individuals who are offered a position with the County will have benefits discussed with them in detail.

 

Beltrami County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer