You will find that Chatham County has one of the best benefits packages around. Below is a brief listing of our benefits.

Insurance Benefits

Health Insurance

Major Medical benefits are provided for regular employees scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week. Coverage is available, at current group rates, for eligible dependents. The Health care plan also includes a pharmacy and a vision plan.

2011-2012 BCBS of NC Plan Guide for Employees

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Website (employees can log in to access accounts) 

Dental Insurance

At no cost to employees, the County provides for 100% of twice annual preventive care procedures and, after an annual deductible, the plan pays 80% of routine procedures and 50% of non routine procedures. Coverage is available, at current group rates, for eligible dependents.

2011-2012 BCBS of NC Plan Guide for Employees

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Website (employees can log in to access accounts)

Life Insurance

A $10,000 term policy is provided at no charge to all employees that qualify for health coverage. Supplemental employee and dependent coverage up to $250,000 is available to eligible employees and dependents. Death Benefit of one times annual salary is provided by the Retirement System and the County, minimum $25,000 and maximum of $50,000.

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Chatham County Wellness Works!

Chatham County is committed to providing employees with opportunities to  improve their physical and emotional health.  Working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, the Wellness Committee sponsors a number of wellness activities, lunch and learns, and other health and wellness resources.

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Retirement and Deferred Compensation Benefits

Local Government Employees' Retirement System

For employees assigned to work 20 hours per week or more, participation in the NC Local Governmental Employee’s Retirement System is required. Fully vested after 5 years of contributing service.

North Carolina 401(k) Plan

Chatham County contributes 4.5% of salary for non-law enforcement employees and 5% of salary for law enforcement employees to the state 401(k) plan, managed by Prudential.

Prudential Retirement Website 
Member Login Page (employees can log in to access accounts)

Tax Deferred 457 Plan

Tax-sheltering programs are available through IRS Code 125 (Cafeteria Plan), 401 (k) and 457 (Deferred Compensation).

 

 Nationwide Retirement Solutions Website (employees can log in to access accounts)

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Paid Leave Time

Vacation Leave

Full-time employees earn from 12-25 days annually based on years of service.

Sick Leave

Full-time employees earn one day (8 hours) of sick leave per month, with the unused accumulation applying toward retirement benefits after meeting basic retirement qualifications. Chatham County does accept transfers of sick leave from other local jurisdictions and the State of North Carolina.

Paid Holidays

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and three days at Christmas. 

Current Year Holiday Schedule 

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Miscellaneous Benefits

Supplemental Life and Dependent Life; Cancer and Heart/Stroke Insurance; Vision

Optional coverage plans are available through Colonial Insurance and AFLAC.

Short Term Disability

Voluntary short-term disability coverage is available through Colonial Insurance and AFLAC.

Long Term Disability

Voluntary long-term disability coverage is provided through Standard Insurance Company.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Pre-tax accounts which can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses, or uninsured medical, dental, or vision expenses.

Employee Assistance Program

Counseling Services available to all County employees and eligible dependents to assist in the treatment of problems. Services are provided in a private and confidential setting.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Auto and home insurance is provided through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and premiums can be payroll deducted.

Local Government Credit Union

The North Carolina Local Government Employees' Federal Credit Union offers a variety of savings and other financial plans including direct deposit of payroll checks. You must personally contact the Credit Union to arrange these services. Services are administered through the State Employees Credit Union.

NC Local Government Credit Union Website  (employees can log in to access accounts) 

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Last updated: 5/4/2012 3:03:48 PM