New Hire Enrollment Instructions

Your New Hire packet included the following forms:

Health, Dental and Vision Enrollment Form
    Designation of Beneficiary Form

It is important that you complete these forms and provide any original certified documents if adding dependents.  Forms must be received in our office within thirty (30) days of hire.

Benefits are effective the 1st of the month following receipt of these documents into our office.  Forms received after thirty (30) days will be considered late and you will not be enrolled.

Please locate the forms included in the packet before proceeding.  The following links are to help you in reviewing materials before completing the forms.

NEXT MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS for Health and Dental Enrollment Form
NEXT VOLUNTARY VISION PLAN for Vision Enrollment Form
NEXT LIFE INSURANCE for Designation of Beneficiary Form

New hires also have the option to enroll in the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) at the time of hire (with a thirty day enrollment deadline).  Forms are available online for you to print and submit with your Health and Dental Enrollment form.  You do not have to enroll in medical and dental benefits to enroll in DCAP.  Links to DCAP are listed under "Flex Spending Accounts".

Flex Spending Accounts

Available to all County employees.  The County offers pretax programs for both Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) or Health Care Spending Account (HCSA).  You may enroll in DCAP at the time you are hired; however, you must wait six (6) months before you become eligible to enroll in HCSA.  

More information on Dependent Care Assistance Program (

More information on Health Care Spending Account (

Health Care Savings Account

Available to all County employees enrolled in the Kaiser High Deductible Medical Plan. More information can be found here.

Deferred Compensation Plan (Plan 457)

Optional Enrollment.  This retiree savings plan is offered as an addition to the County retirement plan for all County employees.
More info on Deferred Compensation.

If you are a member of the Labor Coalition or Unrepresented Management and not a rehire, you may be eligible for the Deferred Compensation Special Benefit.  More information on Special Benefit.

We recommend that you become familiar with the following benefits the County offers to its employees.  Refer to either your MOU or the Management Resolution to see which benefits are available to you.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This program is offered to all County employees and is not determined by Bargaining Unit.  The Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary, confidential assessment and referral service specifically designed to assist you and your family in handling personal and employment problems.
More on EAP.

Computer Vision Care (CVC):

Eligibility is determined by Bargaining Unit for employees working 2 or more hours per day on a computer terminal.  More info on CVC.

Disability Insurance

Depending on your bargaining unit you are eligible for State Disability and/or Long Term Disability Insurance. 
State Disability Insurance:  Refer to your MOU to determine if you are eligible for the SDI Buyback program.

 - OR -

Physicians & Dentists Long Term Disability for members of 1P, 1R Bargaining Units

 - AND/OR -

Management Long Term Disability for members of K6, KZ, 2I, QC, JD, V#, MA, HA, BF,ZA, ZL, Z3, Z1,ZB, ZN, Z2, AS, A8, BD, BS,BT, B8, B9, CC, CH, CL, C8, F8, 8C, 8I, 8J Bargaining Units

Catastrophic Leave Bank

Eligible Employees (represented by the Labor Coalition or unrepresented management) may contribute a portion of their vacation, compensatory time, or floating holiday accurals to a Countywide Catastrophic Leave Bank.  Eligible employees experiencing a qualifying catastrophic event in their personal lives may apply for accruals from the bank if all of their accruals have been exhausted due to a serious injury or long term illness.  More info on Catastrophic Leave Bank

Kids at Work.

See Kids at Work

Workers Compensation

See Workers Compensation

PERS Long Term Care (LTC)

Contact PERS Long Term Care
CalPERS Long Term Care Brochure