Bayfield County provides a comprehensive employee benefits package. Depending upon employment status, benefits may include: Medical with Health Reimbursement Account, Disability and Term Life insurance; participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System; Tuition Reimbursement, and a variety of voluntary benefits including Dental, Deferred Compensation, Whole Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and others.
This health insurance plan is available to permanent non-Highway Department staff that work an average of 30 hours per week or more. The County offers HMO (In-Network) and POS (Point of Service) plans. Employees pay 16% of premiums, but are eligible for up to a 6% premium incentive for participation in wellness programming.
Teamster Health and dental Plan:
This health insurance plan is available to all permanent Highway Department staff.
Health Reimbursement Account:
Employees that participate in either Security Health plan or the Teamster Health Plan qualify for a Health Reimbursement Account managed by Vantage Flex. Funds placed in these accounts by the county are utilized by employees to offset the high deductible health plans.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) lets you set aside money from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis to use for eligible out-of-pocket expenses. Funds are managed by VantageFlex.
Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF):
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- Group Term Life Insurance
- Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)
Regular Part-Time and Full-Time Employees may choose to enroll in the following benefits. All premiums or contributions for these benefits are paid by the employee through payroll deductions.
Deferred compensation "457 Plan":
The 457 plan is a type of non-qualified, tax advantaged deferred-compensation retirement plan that is available for governmental and certain non-governmental employers in the United States. The employer provides the plan and the employee defers compensation into it on a pre-tax or after-tax (Roth) basis.
Bayfield County works with 3 companies that employees may choose from for their Deferred Compensation Plan:
- Nationwide, Eric Glisky firstname.lastname@example.org 877-677-3678
- FTJ Fund Choice, Ron Gloe email@example.com 866-708-3894
- Wisconsin Deferred Compensation through ETF 877-457-9327
Whole life insurance:
Voluntary Whole Life Insurance is available through Boston Mutual Life Insurance. 877-624-2249
Voluntary dental coverage is available through Delta Dental. 800-236-3712
- Short Term Disability
- Cancer Care
- Critical Care
- Accident Advantage with optional Rider