This is a brief overview of the benefits currently offered by Sweetwater County Government and is subject to change without notice. If an employee is hired into a benefit eligible position, he will receive additional information during new employee orientation.
The following information is based on full-time employment. Part-time employee benefits are pro-rated. Seasonal employees are not eligible for benefits.
Insurance becomes effective the first day of the month following an employee's date of hire. Health, dental, vision, insurance coverage cannot be unbundled. In other words you cannot select single health insurance and family dental and vision insurance coverages.
Part-time employees are not eligible for health, dental, vision, life, or long term disability insurances.
Sweetwater County Benefits Summary
A Prescription Plan is included as a benefit in the Medical plan.
Health Insurance Compliance Notifications Plan Year 2012
In the event of a disability extending past the expiration of an employee's short term disability, an employee may qualify for long-term disability benefit. This coverage is provided by the County at no cost to the employee.
The funds in an employees FSA can only be used for expenses incurred within the benefit plan year. Unused FSA contributions will revert to Sweetwater County. They cannot be transferred to another account or rolled over from plan year to plan year.
The FSA allows an employee to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax dollars to pay most out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision care, and prescription expenses. These include medical and dental deductibles and copayments, prescriptions, eye glasses, dental and orthodontic work not covered by most insurances (upon an approved contract with orthodontist/dentist).
Post-Retirement Employment - Wyoming Retirement Systems (WRS):
If you have ever been an active member in the Wyoming Retirement System (WRS) or are retired under WRS, and are considering employment, contact WRS to see how recent legislative changes may affect you. Information is available on the WRS website at https://retirement.state.wy.us/, or you can contact a WRS representative at (307) 777-7691.
Vacation Leave is accrued based on the following schedule:
- 0-5 years: 6.67 hours per month
- After 5 years: 10 hours per month
- After 10 years: 13.33 hours per month
- After 20 years: 16.67 hours per month
Vacation leave is based on the same schedule as full-time, however, the accrual is prorated dependent on the total hours worked during the month.