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Dane County Department of Administration

Active Employee Benefits

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Dane County offers exceptional, comprehensive benefits for employees.

The following links will direct you to more information about each of the benefits you receive by working at the County.  Benefits may vary by position.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance is provided to employees by Dean Health Plan. Dane County offers two different health insurance options: a Health Maintenance Organization Option (HMO) or a Purchase of Service Option (POS). Dane County pays 100% of the HMO Premium. Employees pay 25% of the difference in cost between the HMO and the POS options. There are two coverage options: Employee-only or Family. Premiums are pro-rated for part-time positions.
Open enrollment period: 10/14/2019 - 11/11/2019

Plan Information:
HMO Option:
POS Option:
Notices:

Dean Phone Number: (800) 279-1301

Dental

Dane County provides dental insurance to employees through Delta Dental. Dane County pays 100% of the premium.

Plan Information:

Retirement

Wisconsin Retirement System:

Dane County employees participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Each year, 13.6% of your gross salary is contributed. Dane County pays the employer portion. Employees pay the employee portion through a payroll deduction. More information is available on Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds website.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation

Additionally, Dane County Employees have the option to participate in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program. The Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program is an optional, supplemental retirement savings plan. More information about the program is available here.

Optional Group Insurance Policies

Group Life Insurance is provided by the State of Wisconsin Group Life Insurance Program.

State of Wisconsin Information:

Our vision insurance provider is Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Open enrollment period: April 2020

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Information:
  • Main Website

    Attn: Thomas King
    13550 Triton Park Blvd
    Louisville, KY 40223

Plan Information:

Long Term Disability Care is the type of care received either at home or in a facility. Our long term disability care insurance provider is The Standard.
Choice period: Spring 2020

The Standard Information:
Plan Information:

Long Term Care is the type of care received either at home or in a facility. Our long term care insurance provider is Unum.

Unum Information:

Flexible Spending

A Flexible Spending Plan allows participating employees to deduct money from their pay on a pre-tax basis and use it to pay for their group insurance premiums and fund flexible spending accounts (FSA), which reimburse their eligible health care and dependent care expenses.
Active employees are able to sign-up during the annual enrollment. Under this plan, an amount you determine is deducted pretax from your paycheck and sent to EBC. Qualified healthcare expenses and dependent care expenses are then reimbursed to you throughout the year by sending a copy of the invoice to EBC. This allows you to pay for your qualified medical expenses with pretax funds, thus providing a discount on medical expenditures.
Open enrollment period: 10/14/2019 - 11/11/2019

Employee Benefits Corporation:

Vacation/Holiday

Vacation

Two (2) to three (3) weeks of vacation time will be granted to employees in the 1st-5th year of employment. Employee group or union contracts vary. Management positions begin with three (3) weeks.

Holidays

We offer 32 hours of floating holiday time, plus 10 fixed holidays in which the office is closed:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
Paid Parental Leave

Employees get 240 hours of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child to use within 6 months of the event.

Transportation

Employees are allowed one of the following:

  • Parking — available in the County ramp for $15.00 per month.
  • Bus Pass — available through the City of Madison Treasurer’s office.
  • County Rideshare Program — free parking in the County ramp for employees who carpool.

Biking to Work

  • Dane County offers miles of maintained bike paths which are an excellent low-cost, eco-friendly option for your commute.
  • Bike lockers are available in the Dane County Parking Ramp and in the City County Building.