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Human Resources

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

As a vital partner in Douglas County’s success, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package with many choices for greater flexibility. Here is a brief summary of the benefit plans available to Douglas County employees. In general, if you elect benefits for you and any eligible dependents, coverage begins on the first day of the month following one month of employment. Part-time employees receive a pro-rated benefits package.  View the Douglas County 2022 Employee Guide to Benefits

Pre-Tax Dollars

Medical, Dental, Vision and other Pre-Tax Supplemental Plans

Aetna provides medical and prescription services through networks of doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.  Employees can choose from three plan options:   Aetna WHN CO Front Range Select (PPO Plan),  Aetna Open Access Select Choice POS II (PPO Buy Up), or Aetna WHN CO Front Range Choice POSII (HDHP/HSA).

Delta Dental Plan of CO provides a full range of dental services through Delta’s network of dentists and specialists.  County employees have their choice of two plan options, Delta PPO or Delta PPO Plus.

Vision Service Plan offers a comprehensive vision care program designed to provide you with professional services and high-quality lenses and frames through a network of providers.

County-paid Benefits

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Plan

Retirement Plan

401(a) and Deferred Compensation

401(a) Defined Contribution Plan—You must contribute 8% (10% for DCSO Commissioned Staff) of your gross salary (pre-tax dollars) which is an irrevocable election starting the first of the month following one month of employment. Douglas County will contribute 8% (10% for DCSO Commissioned Staff) of your salary for a total contribution of 16% (20% for DCSO commissioned Staff) of your salary to the plan.

Deferred Compensation—Voluntary 457 tax-deferred Retirement Plan through MissionSquare.  Douglas County will match your 457 Deferred Compensation (pre-tax) $ for $ up to 3% of your annual salary.

Other Benefits

Paid Time Off and Voluntary Benefits

Paid Time Off

  • 10 1/2  Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday per year
  • 9 hours vacation accrual per month
  • 8 hours sick accrual per month

Voluntary Benefits

  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability buy-up
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Wellness Program