Insurance

Benton County offers robust insurance packages designed to provide affordable coverage for each full time, and full time equivalent employee and their family.  Please click on any of the groups listed to below to see the Insurance Summary sheet.  Also, at the bottom of this page is a listing of optional insurance coverages available to all employees.  Please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department if you have any questions 509-737-2777.

Insurance Contacts 

Non-Bargaining

Bi-County Non-Bargaining

Appraiser 
Bailiff 
Courthouse
Corrections
Corrections Lieutenants
Corrections Supervisors
Juvenile Court 
Juvenile Detention
Roads
Sheriff Clerical
Sheriff Deputy

Medical Plans:
UEBT (United Employees Benefit Trust) A-6 Plan Summary 
2020 Plan Changes 
UEBT Website

Corrections:
Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust Medical Plan B
Kaiser Permanente Plan Summary

Dental Plans:
UEBT (United Employees Benefit Trust) D8 Dental with Orthodontics 
Delta Dental of Washington Plan Summary
Willamette Dental Group Plan Summary

Corrections:
Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust Dental Plan A  

Vision Plans: 
UEBT (United Employees Benefit Trust) Vision Plan 3 
Vision Service Plan (VSP) Standard Plan Summary 

Corrections/Roads:
Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust Vision Plan EXT 

Time Loss:
Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust Time Loss Plan A 
UEBT Time Loss Plan 2

Kaiser Permanente Participants Long Term Disability: 
The Standard Base Long Term Disability  
The Standard Long Term Disability Buy-Up Booklet 
The Standard Long Term Disability Buy-Up Certificate 

United HealthCare Travel Assistance:
United HealthCare Travel Assistance Flyer 

Deferred Compensation Plans: 
ICMA 
Deferral Change Form 
Enrollment Form 

Nationwide (NaCo)
Beneficiary Change Form  

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
First Choice Health EAP 
First Choice Health Website  

Additional Benefits: 
Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance 

Wireless Plans: 
AT&T Wireless  
Verizon Wireless 
T-Mobile 

Gym Memberships:
Gold's Gym 
Club 24 
9Round Fitness
Tri-City Court Club  

Tech Purchases: 
Microsoft Home User Program 
Apple Products  

Other Forms: 
Direct Deposit 
HRA VEBA Limited Plan Coverage
 
Change In Family Status 

Demographic Change 
Drop Dependent
DRS Beneficiary Designation  

Other Resources/Benefit Links:
Kaiser Health Options (HMO) 
HRA VEBA Health Reimbursement Account 
ICMA Deferred Compensation  
Liberty Mutual Home and Auto Insurance 
Magellan Employee Assistance Program  
NaCo Deferred Compensation  
Northwest Administrator's Inc. Teamsters Benefits 
Vision Service Plan (VSP) 
Washington Counties Insurance Fund  
Washington Dental Service (WDS) 
Willamette Dental (WDW)  
UEBT Website Information  

Choosing a Beneficiary 

Portability and Conversion  

Retirement:
Benton County is a part of the Department of Retirement Systems.  Qualifying employees are enrolled in the applicable plans listed below.  Please visit the  Department of Retirement Systems for additional information .

Kaiser Permanente Plan Summary 
FAQs for HDHP, HRA, HSA 

LEOFF - Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters
PSERS - Public Safety Employees Retirement System
PERS - Public Employees Retirement System

Additional Retirement OPTION:
457 - ICMA - Participation in the ICMA 457 plan is optional and is 100% employee funded.

Retiree Plan

Retirement Planning Checklist: 

The earlier you begin retirement planning, the more successful your retirement will be. If you haven't already sought financially planning advice, now is a great time. The steps below will help you successfully transition to retirement - you might increase your total retirement income or even retire sooner.

30-90 days before retirement
  
3-12 months before retirement  
1-2 years before retirement  
At and during retirement 

Contact Information

Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
Website: www.drs.wa.gov
Phone: 800-547-6657
Email: recep@drs.wa.gov
Internal Review Service (IRS)
Website: www.irs.gov
Phone: 800-829-1040

Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)
Website: www.drs.wa.gov/dcp
Phone: 888-327-5596
Email: dcpinfo@drs.wa.gov
 

Health Care Authority
Website: www.hca.wa.gov
Phone: 800-200-1004
 

ICMA-RC (for Plan 3 members)
Website: www.icmarc.org/washingtonstate
Phone: 888-711-8773
Email: plan3@icmarc.org         
 

Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary
Association (VEBA)
Website: www.hraveba.org
 

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Website: www.socialsecurity.gov
Phone: 800-772-1213
 

FAQs: 
Frequently Asked Questions for DRS Plans
 
PERS 1 Frequently Asked Questions  
PERS 2 Frequently Asked Questions 
PERS 3 Frequently Asked Questions  
LEOFF 2 Frequently Asked Questions  

PERS 2 - Facts in a Flash  
PERS 2 - Purchasing Service Credit
             
Elective Employee Paid Insurances:

Aflac:
Aflac provides supplemental insurance for individuals and groups to help pay benefits your major medical insurance doesn't cover.  Employees may purchase Aflac at their discretion.                    AFLAC Supplement Insurance  

The Standard Insurance Company:
Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL) - Each Full-Time and Full-Time Equivalent employee is covered under a basic life insurance plan.  Voluntary Term Life Insurance allows the employee to purchase additional term life insurance at group rates.
The Standard Insurance Company Basic Life Insurance $24,000
The Standard Insurance Company Basic Life Insurance $12,000
The Standard Insurance Company Basic Life Insurance $36,000

The Standard Insurance Company VTL Booklet 

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) - Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Covers the employee in the event of an accident.  Losses covered include loss of hearing, loss of sight, paraplegia, etc.  Employees may purchase ADD coverage at group rates.   

The Standard Insurance Company AD&D Booklet 

       
       
       

       
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