Benefits Offered
For questions regarding Benefits, please call 770.822.7915. Current employees please login to GC Workplace for additional benefits information and forms.

ESS Login
Retirees who wish to login to ESS to check benefits information please click here. For inquiries about your ESS loginID/password information, please call 770.822.7915.

Pension
Mandatory participation in the County Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Plan
 
  • Employee Contribution: Employee selects contribution level from three options: 2.5 percent, 5.0 percent, or 7.5 percent of pay
  • County Contribution: County contributes 7.0 percent of pay to the DC Pension Plan

Participate in the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and contribute 2.5 percent of pay to receive a 1.0 percent additional County contribution to the DC Pension Plan.

Health Benefits
Eligible County employees may choose from three Medical plans: 

1. HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
2. POS – Point of Service Plan
3. HDHP with HSA – High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account. 

New Hires must select their benefits within 30 days of hire and provide required documentation if enrolling any dependents. Changes to benefit elections are only allowable during the County's annual Open Enrollment period unless an employee experiences a qualified Life Status Change, as defined by the IRS. See benefit plan booklet for more information about qualified Life Status Changes.

Dental and Vision Plans
Employees pay 100 percent of the cost for Dental and Vision insurance coverage. There are three dental plans from which to choose. One Vision plan, with in- and out-of-network benefits, is available.

Basic Group Life, AD&D, and LTD Insurance
The County pays 100 percent of the cost for Basic Group Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage. Basic Life Insurance is equal to three times the employee's annual base salary, up to a maximum of $300,000.

The County pays 100 percent of the cost for Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance. For qualified, non-work related medical disabilities, the plan pays 60 percent of the employee's base salary beginning on the 181st day of the disability.


Optional Life Insurance and Short Term Disability Insurance

Optional Life: Five times the employee's annual base salary, up to $500,000

Dependent Life: Spousal benefit is $20,000, and dependent benefit is $10,000

The County offers the choice of one of three Short Term Disability plans:


Option Short Term Disability Benefit
Option IBenefits begin on the 30th day of a qualified, non-work related disability due to an injury or illness. Designed to continue for a period of 22 weeks.
Option II Benefits begin on the 60th day of a qualified, non-work related disability due to an injury or illness. Designed to continue for a period of 18 weeks.
Option III Benefits begin on the 90th day of a qualified, non-work related disability due to an injury or illness. Designed to continue for a period of 13 weeks.