Full-Time Employee Benefits

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

Effective 01/01/2019.

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*
January 1* Accrued by active employees and must be used by the end of the past 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 Monday-Thursday, an employee is granted a paid half-shift (up to four hours) of holiday pay.
Christmas Day (observed)
December 25

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 compensation 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 $1,000 during employment with Anoka County.

Medical Insurance

For 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN (BCBSMN) (effective first day of employment)

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

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$376.21$326.72$49.49$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$862.12$669.55$192.57$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$369.09$326.72$42.38$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$814.42$669.55$144.87$2,000.00


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

CoverageSemi-Monthly PremiumsCounty ContributionEmployee Semi-Monthly CostAnnual HRA Contribution
Single Coverage$315.99$283.20$32.79$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$726.18$596.21$129.97$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$312.41$283.20$29.21$1,000.00
Dependent Coverage$705.32$596.21$109.11$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

For 2019, Health Partners (effective 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 vision insurance that provides additional help to pay for glasses and contacts.

CoverageSemi-Monthly Premiums
Single Coverage$2.02
Family Coverage$4.99
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 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 $2,700 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 you are working for the 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 16.95%; Full-time & part-time employees contribute 11.3% vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10. New Enrollees, June 30, 2014 or later, are vested at 50 percent after 10 years of public service and become fully vested after 20 years of service.
  • 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), Nationwide and VALIC, allow employees to set aside up to $19,000 per year on a tax-deferred basis or after-tax Roth 457 basis to save for their retirement. If you are age 50 and over, you can defer annually up to $25,000.

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 "Match the Minimum" employer contribution of $250.

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 Student Aid website.

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).