Full-Time Employee Benefits

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

Effective January 1, 2021

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

Holidays

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 current employees on the first full pay period of each 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
Christmas Day (observed)
December 25


*The Personal Holiday hours are granted to employees who are active and regular (not temporary) as of January 1. The Personal Holiday is applied the first full pay period in January and must be used by the last day in the last full pay period of the year.

**When December 24th falls on a weekday other than Friday, an employee is granted a paid half-shift (up to four hours) of holiday pay.

Salary

  • 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 – Employees who have passed probation are evaluated annually on their performance levels. Performance reviews occur during the fall season and approved increases, if any, are effective at some point the following calendar year.
  • General Increases – The Employee Relations Department reviews the County's compensations plan at least annually, and whenever conditions require, they recommend changes to the County Board for review and approval.
  • Exceptional Service Pay – To recognize an employee’s outstanding contributions, additional pay may be granted for exceptional service, up to $1000 per five-year period during employment with Anoka County.

Medical Insurance - Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

Employees are eligible on first day of employment and includes free convenience [email protected] clinic at the Government Center for Anoka County employees and their dependents on the County-sponsored medical insurance. 

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

CoverageTotal
Semi-Monthly Premiums
County ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$404.39$350.00$54.39$1,000.00
Family Coverage$892.49$681.00$211.49$2,000.00


High Value Network          $2,000/$4,000 High Deductible with HRA*

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$389.94$350.00$39.94$1,000.00
Family Coverage$790.56$681.00$109.56$2,000.00


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

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$364.65$350.00$14.65$1,000.00
Family Coverage$754.78$681.00$73.78$2,000.00


High Value Network          $3,000/$6,000  High Deductible with HRA*

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$350.00$350.00$0.00$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$687.74$681.00$6.74$2,000.00


*The Anoka County HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) permits eligible employees to be reimbursed for eligible medical expenses, as outlined in the Options Blue HRA summary.

Dental Insurance - Health Partners

Employees are eligible on first day of employment and includes very near [email protected] dental clinic for Anoka County employees and their dependents on the County-sponsored dental insurance.

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


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

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.

Employee Assistance Program

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

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: Employee may purchase $2,000 life insurance per family member for cost of $.30 semi-monthly 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 begin the 15th 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, pretax premium. Benefit payments would be taxable wages.
  • 50% benefit option: The employer paid premium is attributed to your salary and you pay the taxes on the premium. Benefit payments would be 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)

  • Coordinated - Anoka County contributes 7.5% of total salary; Employee contributes 6.5% of total salary; vested after 5 years of service.
  • Police & Fire - Anoka County contributes 17.7%; Employee contributes 11.8% Vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.
  • Detention and Correctional - Anoka County 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.

Adoption Assistance

After 12 full consecutive months of employment, Adoption Assistance reimbursement of up to $1,500 may be available, not to exceed 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. See www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice for more information

Professional Development

Anoka County promotes professional development by providing offerings that include various speakers, workshops, challenges and activities pertaining to a range of topics related to occupational growth.

Employees Club

Discounts and social events for Anoka County employees.

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

Please Note:

  1. The benefits listed above apply to non-bargaining unit positions. For any benefit differences relating to bargaining units, refer to the contract for your unit.
  2. 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 per year (1.0 FTE).
  3. All benefits take effect as of regular start date unless otherwise noted.