Employee Benefits Overview
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Medical & Prescription
· Vision Plan
· Dental Plan
· Life Insurance
· Retirement Benefits
If you are a new full time employee enrolling in medical, dental, vision and life benefits, your benefits will begin after the waiting period. Insurances are effective the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment. You will have 2 weeks from date of hire to sign up for your benefit elections. As an employee you can make changes during open annual open enrollment. During this time, you have the change to review your benefits and make changes that meet your personal needs. You may also make changes to your benefits during the year if you experience a qualified life event such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child. The County follows the criteria established by section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code to determine that a qualified event has occurred. You can them come forward to make the changes as long as you do this within 30 days of the qualifying event.
As a Levy County employee, you are part of The Florida Retirement System (FRS). You have a choice between the Pension Plan or the Investment Plan. Although we pay most of the cost, you pay a 3% pretax contribution.
Visit www.myFRS.com for unbiased financial planning and in-depth investment information and support.
Pensions promise a defined retirement benefit based on a formula and is ideal for long term employees who plan to spend the majority of their career with an FRS employer.
Employees hired or rehired with FRS employer before July 1, 2011:
· Will “vest” after six years employment
· Will be eligible for normal pension retirement at age 62 (with at least six years of service) or with 30 years of service, regardless of age
Employees hired with FRS employer on or after July 1, 2011:
· Will “vest” after eight years of employment
· Will be eligible for normal pension retirement at age 65 (with at least eight years of service) or with 33 years of service, regardless of age
The investment plan is a defined contribution plan. However, the benefit you receive at retirement is determined by the performance of your investment choices. This plan is typically best for shorter service employees. In order to qualify or “vest”, you must work for one year with an FRS employer.
The County also offers various employment benefits including, but not limited to:
· Training & Development Opportunities
· 12 Paid Holidays
· Paid Sick and Annual Leave
· Educational Assistance
· Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding these benefits,
please visit our office or contact us at:
Levy County Courthouse
355 South Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621