NEW HIRES OR REHIRED EMPLOYEES MUST ENROLL WITHIN 30 DAYS
Eligible new hires or rehires must enroll into medical, dental, vision, and FSA coverage within 30 calendar days of their hire date. If you do not enroll within 30 days, you will not have another opportunity to enroll until Open Enrollment for coverage to start on January 1st of the following year or with a qualifying event.
You must be a permanent employee working at least 40 hours per pay period (0.5 full-time equivalent) to qualify for County benefits.
HOW TO ENROLL
You will need to contact your Benefit Coordinator to complete the enrollment form and submit your dependents' eligibility paperwork. Your enrollment form and supporting documents must be submitted within 30 days of hire.
WHEN COVERAGE BEGINS
Your coverage will begin the first day of the month following your eligibility date. For example, if your first day with the County was March 19th, your coverage will be effective in April 1st.
Employee premium contributions are deducted on the second paycheck of the month. Check your paystub to verify that the correct premium contribution is deducted. If your deduction is incorrect or it is not deducted, contact your Benefit Coordinator.
To view health plans offered by County of Monterey and monthly payroll deductions, please visit the Benefits' Medical, Dental and Vision page.
As a new permanent employee you will be enrolled in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). For more information go to CalPERS Retirement.