The County offers a variety of health plan options so that you may choose the type of plan(s) best suited to your specific needs. Your Department Representative will provide you a benefits enrollment guide, which outlines and compares your medical plan options and the cost and enrollment requirements based on your specific bargaining unit. Additional information about any of the plans offered is available from your Department Representative and on plan websites. Plan websites are located in the “Contact” section of the benefits enrollment guide or through the benefits website at http://benefits.rc-hr.com.
You have 60 days from your date of hire to elect medical, dental, and/or vision coverage or to elect participation in a Flexible Spending Account for healthcare or dependent care expenses. If you do not enroll within 60 days of first being eligible, you must wait until the next annual enrollment period to enroll yourself and/or your dependents unless you have a qualifying status change under IRS regulations.
During annual enrollment each fall, you will have the opportunity to change health plans and/or add or remove dependents from your health plans. You will receive an annual enrollment guide describing your plan options and notifying you of the enrollment dates, your responsibilities, and deadlines.
Premiums for your medical, dental, and employee-paid vision plan elections are deducted from your pay warrant one month in advance of coverage. Coverage will begin on the first day of the month following receipt of your enrollment paperwork by Human Resources. Note: New employees or employees who have a midyear status change are required to pay any owed premiums not collected in the month prior to the effective date of the plan enrollment change.
Your enrollment will be reported to the carrier at the time of your first premium deduction. If you need to receive services after your insurance effective date and before your premiums begin on your pay advice, please call the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981. A Benefits Representative will be happy to establish your eligibility with the insurance carrier.