Skye Reynolds
HR Director

For General Questions:
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P: (208) 446-1640

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

KOOTENAI COUNTY
HUMAN RESOURCES/
RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Benefits Information

Kootenai County offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package. The following is a brief description of the benefits currently offered to qualified employees of Kootenai County. In order to qualify for benefits, an employee must be a regular, full-time employee (scheduled to work 35+ hours per week).

Medical Benefits - Employees become eligible for medical benefits the first day of the month following sixty (60) days of employment. Premiums includes medical, dental and vision insurance. The rates per month are as follows and are pre-taxed:

Wellness Incentive Participants*
Premiums

Employee Only $38.50
Employee & Spouse $128.48
Employee & Child $83.66
Employee & Children $105.74
Family $220.56










*Lower premiums are available to individuals who complete the requirements of the insurance premium reduction incentive wellness program. In order to qualify:

  1. The employee and spouse, if they are on the plan, needs to complete an annual exam (covered 100% by the insurance company) and have the Wellness Exam Verification Form completed.
  2. If the employee and/or the spouse use tobacco, a tobacco cessation course must be completed.
  3. The employee only must complete an on-line health risk assessment.

Wellness NON-Participants
Premiums

Employee Only $77.00
Employee & Spouse $205.48
Employee & Child $122.16
Employee & Children $144.24
Family $297.56










Medical Insurance

  • Medical Insurance is provided by Blue Cross of Idaho.
  • Deductible is $500 per member/$1,000 per family.
  • Out-of-pocket limit is $2,000 member/$4,000 family.
  • Refer to the Blue Cross Summary Sheet for additional information.

Dental Insurance

  • Dental Insurance is provided by Delta Dental.
  • Deductible is $50 per member/$150 per family.
  • Maximum Benefit:
    • $1,250 if your dentist is contracted as PPO with Delta Dental.
    • $1,000 if your dentist is contracted as Premier with Delta Dental.
  • Refer to the Delta Dental Summary Sheet for additional information.

Vision Insurance

  • Medical Insurance is provided by VSP Vision Care.
  • Co-pays are: $10.00 for the exam and $25.00 for the prescription glasses.
  • Refer to the VSP Vision Insurance Summary Sheet for additional information.

Prescription Plan

  • Prescription Plan is offered through Blue Cross of Idaho.
  • Mail Order prescriptions plan is included.
  • For further information, visit the website at www.bcidaho.com and click "Member's" then click on "Pharmacy".

Wellness Program
An important part of our benefits packet is the Wellness Program which provides more fun, engagement, and resources for employees and their family to achieve the greatest health. The goal is to provide a fun environment that contributes to better health, which typically results in fewer medical claims, lower absenteeism, and higher morale.


Life Insurance/Long-Term Disability (LTD)/Accidental Death & Dismemberment (ADD)

  • These services are offered by the County at no cost to the employee.
  • Basic coverage of the Life Insurance is equal to the annual salary rounded up to a maximum of $100,000.00.
  • Long Term Disability - 60% of your basic monthly earnings up to maximum benefit of $3,000 per month.

Employee Assistance Program

  • Provides up to 7 free face-to-face counseling to employees and dependents for each issue.
  • Toll free access to professionals.
  • Refer to EAP Summary for additional information.

Retirement

  • Kootenai County employees whose work schedule is twenty (20) hours or per more per week are automatically included in the Public Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) Base Plan. This is a mandatory plan and is a Defined Benefit plan which means that the retirement benefit plan is based on a defined formula.
  • Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan base plan. Contribution rates are set by PERSI.
  • PERSI offers Choice 401(k) Plan which a voluntary plan.
  • Refer to their website www.persi.idaho.gov for additional information.

Voluntary Options

  • Flexible Spending Account - Allows you to set pre-taxed money aside for reimbursement of qualified health care and dependent day care expenses incurred during the plan year.
  • Supplemental Voluntary Insurance Products and Life Insurance.

Vacation Leave
Vacation leave is available to full-time, regular employees who have completed the equivalent of six months of full-time County employment.

Length of Service


Six months through five years (180th day after date of hire through last day of fifth year)

Six through ten years (First day of sixth year through last day of 10th year of employment)

Eleven years or more (First day of 11th year forward)

Vacation Accrual
40-hour Work week


4 hours per 2-week pay period (104 hours per year). See paragraphs V. B. and D.

6 hours per 2-week pay period (156 hours per hours per year)


8 hours per 2-week pay period (208 hours per year)

Vacation Accrual
35-hour Work week


3.5 hours per 2-week pay period (91 hours per year).


5.25 hours per 2-week pay period (136.5 hours per year)


7 hours per 2-week pay period (182 hours per year)


Sick Leave

  • Sick leave may accrue to a maximum of 840 hours (35-hour work week) and 960 hours (40-hour work week).
  • An employee is first eligible for the benefit upon date of hire. However, an employee only accrues sick leave if they work 70% of the pay period or more (for example, seven (7) work days of a two-week pay period), including holidays.
  • 3.5 hours are accrued per pay period for 70 hours worked per pay period and 4.0 hours are accrued pay period for 80 hours worked per pay period.

Holidays
The following days are recognized as County-paid holidays for qualified employees:

Holiday

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Date Observed

January 1
Third Monday in January
Third Monday in February
Last Monday in May
July 4
First Monday in September
Second Monday in October
November 11
Fourth Thursday in November
December 25


Additional Benefits:

  • Direct Deposit
  • Military Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Paid Personal Time Off:
    • Bereavement Leave - In the event of death in an employee's immediate family, the County grants up to three (3) working days for Exempt employees and 24 hours for Non-Exempt employees with pay.
    • Jury Duty - The County will pay an employee's normal earnings for the period of jury service.

Questions: Contact Employee Benefits at (208) 446-1643











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Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
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