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Employee Benefits Summary

Eligible employees of Delaware County are provided a wide range of benefits. The information in this section provides summaries of the benefit provided. The County reserves the right to amend or discontinue these plans at any time and for any reason. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 765.741.3397.
 
2010 Summary of Employee Benefit Programs
 
Delaware County offers a comprehensive Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan to employees. With this plan, benefits are paid at a higher level when employees utilize healthcare providers and medical services within the PPO network. Employees pay approximately 13.5 percent of the cost of the monthly insurance premiums through payroll deduction. The Health Insurance package includes dental, vision, and prescription coverage. Eligibility begins 60 days from the hire date.
 
Life Insurance
Delaware County provides group life insurance coverage of $50,000 and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance of $50,000.  This benefit is currently provided at no charge to the employee. Eligibility beings 60 days from the hire date.
 
Full-time employees who are employed for three months or more may be eligible for salary continuation benefits during a leave of absence under Delaware County's Short-Term Disability Plan. The Short-Term Disability Plan is offered to continue at least a portion of compensation after a 30-day elimination period for the time the employee is unable to work due to a medical disability. This benefit is currently provided at no charge to the employee.
 
Long-Term Disability
This plan provides salary continuation benefits for employees who have been disabled longer than 13 weeks. This benefit is currently provided at no charge to the employee. Eligibility begins after six months of full-time employment.
 
Eligible employees are covered by PERF, a retirement program established and maintained by the State of Indiana. PERF pays benefits to cover workers or their dependents upon retirement, death and, in certain cases, serious illness or injury. Delaware County contributes a percentage of employees' gross wages for deposit in an annuity savings account. The contributions and accumulated interest credits are refundable when an employee terminates employment prior to being eligible for benefits. PERF's Employer Financed Pension requires ten years of service to become vested, and is paid by Delaware County based on an employee's length of employment, average salary, and age at retirement.
 
Newly hired full-time employees will earn vacation days during their first calendar year of employment at the rate of one vacation day for each quarter of the calendar year during which they are continuously employed. After the first calendar year in which hired, employees earn vacation days on January 2 of each calendar year according to the following vacation schedule:
 

Years of Service

Vacation Time

During 1st calendar year of employment
 
2-4 calendar years
5-10 calendar years
11 or more calendary years
1 day per quarter 
 
10 days
15 days
20 days
New employees hired prior to July 1 will receive two personal days at the date of hire. New employees hired July 1 or after will receive one personal day at the date of hire. After the first calendar year of employment, employees receive two personal days on January 2 of each year.
 
Full-time employees who have complete a 90-day introductory period earn 1/2 sick day per month up to a maximum accumulation of six days each calendar year. An employee may accrue sick leave from year to year, up to a maximum of 30 working days.
 
Delaware County employees receive paid time off for specified annual holidays as determine by the County Commissioners. Due to the nature of certain job functions (for example, law enforcement), some employees are required to work holidays. In recognition of that fact, the employee will be paid for the holiday and all time actually worked.
 
YMCA Membership is a voluntary benefit that may be paid through payroll deduction.
 
Employees may elect to purchase optional supplemental insurance for himself/herself, his/her spouse, and/or dependent children. Premiums for these products will be automatically deducted from the employee's pay. Employees should contact Human Resources for more information on available programs.
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