Pinellas County provides medical health coverage to its employees through UnitedHealthcare. Two health plans are available: a Point of Service Plan and a Consumer Driven Health Plan with Health Savings Account. Group Health Plan coverage is available to all permanent and long-term temporary employees scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Plan design and premiums can be changed at any time with approval from the Board of County Commissioners.
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Effective Date of Coverage
- Start Date: Coverage is effective for new employees on the first day of the month after 30 days of employment. For example, if you are hired on February 16, your benefits are effective on April 1.
- An ID card will be mailed to you.
- End Date: Your benefits coverage through the County ends on the last day of the pay period in which your separation occurs. For more information, see Employee Benefits: What Happens When I Leave?
Tax Saving Plans
Reduce your health care costs with the following options:
- Pre-Tax/Payroll Deductions - Payroll deductions for health and dental coverage may be deducted under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code, Section 125. Each year, during the County's annual enrollment, you have an opportunity to elect pre-tax health or dental premiums.
- Flexible Spending Accounts - The County offers FSAs to help you reduce out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare expenses (for employee and dependents) or dependent care expenses such as daycare costs by paying for them on a pre-tax basis. You do not have to be enrolled in the Group Health Plan to participate.
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