Employee Benefits

Summary of Benefits


Coconino County offers a wide variety of comprehensive benefits to assist employees in their work and personal lives.  We are committed to a total rewards strategy that provides employees with competitive, generous benefits, and an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage and insurance, retirement and a variety of work/life programs.

For More Information


For more information, assistance and support, please contact Human Resources or call (928) 679-7100. 

Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust (NAPEBT)
Coconino County is a member of the Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust (NAPEBT). NAPEBT was formed in 1993 to provide a comprehensive and cost effective benefits package by combining resources and leveraging the buying power of a group of public employers. Purchasing benefits through NAPEBT has increased our ability to sustain a better benefits package long-term than would have been possible individually. 

​Resources


  
 Benefits Cost Table Medical Dental Vision 2020-2021
 ESS Benefits Enrollment Guide 2020-2021
 NAPEBT Benefit Guide Summary
 FY21 Benefits Open Enrollment PowerPoint Presentation
 Wellness Program Flyer
 Waiver of Medical Insurance Form
 Request for FMLA Fillable Form
 Request for Paid Parental Leave Form
 Certification of Health Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition  
 Certification of Health Provider for Employee's Family Member Serious Health Condition
 
 Paid Parental Leave FAQs 

 

Employee Assistance Program

Counseling services are provided by Coconino County for employees working at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Six counseling sessions per issue per year at no cost to the employee
  • Sessions may be used by employee and members of the immediate family
    • Family members do not have to be dependents on medical insurance to utilize this service.

Full-Time Standard Benefits


New full-time employees work 30 – 40 hours per week. Our standard benefits for full-time employees are listed below:

Medical


Coconino County provides a triple option medical plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week.
  •  Buy-Up Plan - $750 / $1,500 Annual Deductible
    • Employees who elect this plan contribute a small amount of the premium. The County subsidizes a portion of the dependents premium.
  • Base Plan - $1,000 / $2,000 Annual Deductible
    • The County contributes 97% of employee premium and subsidizes a portion of the dependent premium.
  • HDHP - $1,750 / $3,500 Annual Deductible
    • The County contributes 100% of employee premium plus contributes to an HSA or FSA and subsidizes a portion of the dependent premium.

Vera Whole Health Clinic 


To schedule an appointment, call (928) 774-3985. Not a walk in clinic. 
Address: 1500 E. Cedar Avenue, Suite 80, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 
website: verawholehealth.com/NAPEBT 

Dental

 


Dental insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through Delta Dental.
  • Base Plan: $1,000 maximum annual benefit
    • The County contributes 100% of employee premium
  • Buy-up Plan: $2,000 maximum annual benefit
    • Employees who elect this plan contribute a small amount of the premium.

Vision 

A core eye exam benefit through VSP is provided by the County for regular employees working at least 30 hours per week. Two additional options are available at the employee's expense:
  • Employee only – prescription eye wear buy-up
  • Employee and family – prescription eye wear buy-up

Life Insurance

Coverage is through Minnesota Life Insurance Company:
  • $40,000 coverage of life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is provided by Coconino County to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Voluntary life insurance may be purchased for the employee, spouse, and children.

Effective Date of Coverage 


  • Insurance coverage begins on the first day of the month following a full calendar month of employment.
    • Example: If you are hired in the month of January, your coverage will go into effect March 1.

Changes to Coverage / Qualifying Life Event 


Changes to coverage elections including dependents may only be made during open enrollment in the month of May (effective July 1) or within 31 days of a Qualifying Life Event such as marriage, divorce, birth, or death.  

Retirement Systems / Long-term Disability


Coconino County is a participating agency in four retirement systems:
  • Arizona State Retirement System: Employees working at least 20 hours per week for 20 weeks or more
  • Correction Officers Retirement System: Employees in certain positions with Sheriff's Office, Juvenile Court, and Adult Probation working 40 hours per week
  • Elected Officials Retirement System: Individuals elected to public office
  • Public Safety Personnel Retirement System: Employees in certain positions with the Sheriff's Office working 40 hours per week

Optional Payroll Deductions


The following payroll deductions are available:
  • Tax-Deferred Compensation Plan 457: This option is voluntary and available to all regular employees.
  • Short-term Disability, Cancer Insurance, Accident Insurance: This voluntary option is available through Aflac.
  • U.S. Savings Bonds

Flexible Sp​ending Accounts (FSA)


This voluntary benefit is available to all regular employees working at least 20 hours per week. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income.
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account: up to $2,550 per year
    • If enrolled in an HSA, Limited FSA applies
  • Dependent Care Assistance: up to $5,000 per year

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)


This is a voluntary benefit available to employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health plan who are not also covered by Medicare, or another non high deductible health plan.  Contributions are on a pre tax basis subject to an annual maximum of $3,550 for an employee with single coverage, and $7,100 for an employee with family coverage.  The maximum contribution limit is a combined total of employer and employee contributions.  Amounts within a health savings account may be used on medical, prescription, dental, and vision expenses.  Unspent money rolls over year after year.

Additional Benefits


The following additional benefits are available to all regular employees:
  • Accidental and disability insurance
  • Credit Union membership
  • EcoPass bus program
  • Holidays
  • On-going training opportunities
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Pre-tax deduction plan
  • Sick
  • Supplement life insurance for employees and dependents
  • Tax-deferred investment program
  • Vacation
  • Wellness program  

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986


This law went into effect June 1, 1987, and you must show the requested identification and work authorization documents.

Benefits Revised


These benefits were last revised on April 2020.