Jefferson County, Alabama

Benefits

 

Benefits 

Jefferson County provides valuable benefits to help you manage your health and protect your family from the unexpected.  Our goal is to support wellness, promote safety, and encourage employees to take advantage of the many benefits that enhance the total compensation package. 

ONE OF  THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PLANS – PERIOD.  According to a recent employee survey, employees view Medical as the most important benefit, by far. It’s easy to see why.  Since 2011, the cost of U.S. health care has increased by nearly 60% — far outpacing any other major area of spending. By picking up most of the cost — 80% of plan premiums — Jefferson County enables you and your family to access comprehensive, high-quality care. Jefferson County values its employees and is always looking for ways to make its benefits plans better.   Currently, we  offer the following employee benefits: 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance and Accident Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) – Employer Paid
  • Supplemental Life – Employee, Spouse and Dependent
  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer paid
  • Flexible Spending
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • AFLAC – Accident, Hospital and Critical Illness
Other Benefits 

Vacation and Sick – 

County Employees accrue paid vacation and sick time as follows: 

0 to 12 years…………………………………………….8 hours per month of service

12 to 25 years………………………….…………….....12 hours days per month of service

Over 25 years…………………………………………...16 hours per month of service

Holidays
For the upcoming 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, Jefferson County is offering 12 paid holidays and 1 paid floating/variable holiday for the employee to use at any time. The fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30.

Sick Leave Retirement Credit 
This plan awards long term employees by allowing accumulated sick time to be used as retirement credit.

Vacation Leave Bank
This plan grants members paid time off in the event of a catastrophic illness or accident.

Jefferson County Retirement System 
All Classified, full time County employees are automatically enrolled in the Jefferson County Retirement System (Pension).  A six percent (6%) contribution to the Pension plan is payroll deducted each pay period.

Wellness – UNDER CONSTRUCTION.