Full-Time Employee Benefits

Benefits for full-time regular employees (scheduled for 30 hours or more per week).

Effective 01/01/2020.

Flexible Time Off (FTO)

Flexible Time Off is accrued according to the following schedule:

  • Hire date to five year anniversary - 24 working days per year
  • Fifth anniversary to ten year anniversary - 27 working days per year
  • Tenth anniversary to fifteen year anniversary - 30 working days per year
  • Fifteenth anniversary and thereafter - 33 working days per year


The County will observe the following eleven-and-a-half (11 1/2) paid holidays. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered the holiday for employees whose normal work schedule is Monday through Friday. Similarly, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.

HolidayDate Observed
New Year’s Day
January 1
Personal Holiday*
Accrued by active employees the 1st full pay period of each year and must be used by the end of the last full pay period of the calendar year.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
Third Monday in January
President’s Day
Third Monday in February
Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
First Monday in September
Veteran’s Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Friday After Thanksgiving
Friday after the fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Eve**
December 24. When December 24 falls on a week day other than Friday, an employee is granted a paid half-shift (up to four hours) of holiday pay.
Christmas Day (observed)
December 25


  • Completion of Probation – Upon the satisfactory completion of the probation period (usually 6 to 12 months), regular employees may be eligible for a salary increase of up to 5% of their base salary. Eligibility for this probationary increase is based on satisfactory job performance and will not exceed the midpoint of the appropriate salary range for newly hired employees, and will not exceed the appropriate maximum for promoted employees.
  • Performance Based Range Movements – Eligible employees will receive Performance Based Range Movements based on job performance. Performance Based Range Movements which would exceed the maximum of the employee's salary range shall first be applied to the employee's salary to bring it to the maximum of the salary range. An employee who is at the top or over the range and eligible for a Performance Based Range Movement shall receive this pay in a lump-sum payment. Lump-sum payments are not added to the base salary.
  • General Increases – In years when general increases are granted, such increases will be administered in accordance with the compensation plan.
  • Exceptional Service Pay – Anoka County encourages its employees to excel in the performance of their job duties and to enhance the County’s quality of service.To recognize an employee’s outstanding contribution, the County may grant additional pay for exceptional service in increments of $100, not to exceed $1000 in a five-year period. The employee’s supervisor(s) and Department Head/Division Manager must recommend exceptional-service pay before the request can be considered.

Medical Insurance - Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

Employees are eligible on first day of employment.

Aware $2,000/$4,000 High Deductible with HRA

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$413.46$359.07$54.39$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$947.47$735.84$211.63$2,000.00

Blue Performance Regional $2,000/$4,000 High Deductible with HRA

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$405.59$359.07$46.52$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$895.04$735.84$159.20$2,000.00

Aware $3,000/$6,000 High Deductible with HRA

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$347.27$311.23$36.04$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$798.07$655.23$142.84$2,000.00

Blue Performance Regional $3,000/$6,000  High Deductible with HRA

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$343.34$311.23$32.11$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$775.14$655.23$1119.91$2,000.00

Well@Work, medical convenience clinic, is located in the Government Center for Anoka County employees and their dependents on the County-sponsored medical insurance.

Dental Insurance - Health Partners

Employees are eligible on first day of employment.

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly Cost
Single Coverage$23.38$20.30$3.08
Family Coverage$59.22$20.30$38.92
Dental Insurance

Well@Work dental convenience clinic is located very near the Government Center for Anoka County employees and their dependents on the County-sponsored dental insurance.

Vision Coverage (Materials Only)

Employees may purchase a value-enhanced vision plan that provides additional discounts for glasses and contacts.

CoverageSemi-Monthly Premiums
Single Coverage$1.96
Family Coverage$4.84
Vision Coverage (Materials Only)

Extended Medical Benefit (EMB)

An income protection insurance to be used after the first five consecutive work days of an absence for the employee’s own illness or injury or an immediate family member’s illness or injury. Accrued at 8 working days per year.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Anoka County pays full premium for one times annual salary up to $50,000 life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for employees, up to age 65. Coverage is reduced at age 65 and beyond. Additional optional coverage available.

Optional Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Employee: May purchase additional life insurance up to a combined basic life and optional term life maximum of $300,000 (purchased in increments of $10,000; cost is dependent upon age). 
  • Dependents: May purchase $2,000 life insurance per family member for cost of $.60 per month per family unit.

Short-Term Disability

May purchase disability benefit up to 66.67% of your current weekly gross income (up to maximum of $1,000; minimum of $50). Benefits begin15th calendar day of total disability and continue for duration of disability, up to 13 weeks (11 weeks paid). Rates vary depending on age and weekly benefit desired. Enrollment is subject to underwriting.

Long-Term Disability

Choice of 50% or 60% of salary beginning 90 days after disability up to a maximum of $8,000 per month.

  • 60% benefit option: 100% employer paid premium, benefits are taxable.
  • 50% benefit option: The premium is attributed to your salary and you pay the taxes on the premium. Benefits are tax free.

Flexible Benefit Plan

  • Pre-Tax Premium - Premiums paid by employee for County health or dental insurance are deducted from gross salary before taxes (Federal, State and FICA) and PERA are withheld.
  • Pre-Tax Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Employee may annually designate a salary reduction amount (up to $2,750 for health care; up to $5,000 for dependent care) into accounts on a pre-tax basis, to be reimbursed for health care/dependent care expenses incurred while employed by Anoka County.
  • Pre-Tax Parking - Non-Union employees who pay for a parking spot in the Government Center ramp or lot through payroll deduction can have the payment taken out before taxes (Federal, State and FICA) and PERA.

Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

  • Anoka County contributes 7.5% of total salary; Employee contributes 6.5% of total salary; vested after 5 years of service.
  • Police & Fire: Employer contributes 17.70%; Full-time & part-time employees contribute 11.8% Vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.
  • Detention and Correctional: Employer contributes 8.75%; Employee contributes 5.83%; vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.

Deferred Compensation Plan (Section 457)

Optional programs offered by MN State Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP), VALIC and Nationwide allows employees to set aside up to $19,500 to accumulate on a tax-deferred basis or after-tax Roth 457 basis. Employees age 50 and over can defer up to $26,000.

Match the Minimum - Employees who enroll within the first 30 days of employment and maintain their account for one year with 25 consecutive deductions of $10.00 or more qualify for a one-time $250.00 employer match.

Employee Assistance Program Through BCBS of MN

Free access to independent, confidential and professional assessment and short-term counseling services available to employee and family members.

Adoption Assistance

After 12 full consecutive months of employment, Adoption Assistance reimbursement of up to $1,500 not to exceed to the actual cost of the qualifying expenses of the adoption, plus any required Social Security and Medicare contributions.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Federal Direct Loan)

Anoka County qualifies as a “public service organization” to help you qualify for this partial student loan forgiveness program. For more information, go to www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice

Government Center Parking Options

  • Reserved, Covered Ramp Parking
$27.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-Covered Lot Parking (flat lot, north of the Government Center)
$19.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Ramp Parking (4th and 5th levels)
$10 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Overnight Ramp Parking (4th and 5th levels for shifts starting at 2:00 p.m. or later)
$5 / month

All benefits take effect as of regular start date unless otherwise noted.

Please note:

  • The benefits listed above apply to non-bargaining unit positions. For any benefit differences relating to bargaining units, please refer to the contract for your respective unit. 
  • FTO and EMB are earned based on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) status. The above examples represent benefits paid to a 40-hour employees working 2,080 annual hours(1.0 FTE).