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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: closed

Plan Information:
HMO Option:
POS Option:

Dean Phone Number: (800) 279-1301

Wellness of our employees is a top priority for Dane County and Dean Health Plan. Learn about the rewards program, perks, and health opportunities available for employees by clicking here to browse more information.


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 Delta Dental.

Phone: 888-324-8600


Delta Vision Rates

Rates for May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2025

Plan: Full Service with Eye Exam  
Employee Only: $8.17
Employee & Spouse: $16.32
Employee & Child(ren): $17.96
Employee & Family: $23.68
Plan: Materials Only  
Employee Only: $5.91
Employee & Spouse: $11.82
Employee & Child(ren): $13.01
Employee & Family: $17.15

Active Employee Enrollment Form

Eye Exam Benefits

Materials Only Benefits

Claim Submissions

Online Services

Finding a Provider

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: 10/14/2020 - 11/11/2020

Employee Benefits Corporation:



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.


We offer 32 hours of floating holiday time, plus 11 fixed holidays in which the office is closed:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • June 19th
  • 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.


Employees are allowed one of the following:

  • Free Bus Pass- Contact to request a free annual bus pass. Both full-time employees and LTEs are eligible. 
  • Bus Pass Program Information
  • Carpool Program- Employees who carpool are eligible for free parking in the County ramp. Contact to sign up. Each member of the carpool must have a commuter profile with RoundTrip at
  • Parking- Parking is availalbe in the County ramp for $15.00 per month (some employee groups may pay a different rate depending on the handbook).
  • RoundTrip Emergency Ride Home Program Information 

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 at the City County Building.