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Guilford County Benefits Overview


Health Benefits

Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Exceptional coverage options. Shared Cost

Dental Insurance (Interactive Medical Systems)

Choice of Basic or Enhanced Coverage options. Shared Cost

Vision Insurance (Superior)

Covers eye exams. Voluntary; Employee-Paid

Flexible Spending Plan (Interactive Medical Systems)

Pre-tax treatment of anticipated medical and dependent care expenses. Voluntary; Employee-Paid

Life & Disability Benefits

Life Insurance (UNUM)

  • $10,000 100% County-Paid
  • Supplemental term available up to four times annual salary (max. $300,000). Voluntary; County pays up to $5.33 per pay period; employee pays remainder
  • Dependent term insurance available. Voluntary; Employee-Paid

Disability Plan (Hartford)

After 21, 90 or 180-day waiting period, replaces up to 60% of earnings. Voluntary; Employee-Paid

Retirement Benefits

North Carolina Local Governmental Employees Retirement System (NC State Government)

Pays monthly benefit at retirement after meeting age and service criteria.

Employees required to contribute 6% of pay; County contributes amount set by State of NC.

401(k) Plan (Prudential)

The County will match up to 5% of pay to a 401(k) account with immediate 100% vesting.

457 Plan (Prudential)

Employees may contribute to a retirement savings account. Voluntary; Employee-Paid


Paid and Unpaid Leave Benefits

Holidays* 12 paid holidays each year.

Vacation* Employees earn from 12-24 days per year, depending on length of County service.

Sick Time* Employees earn 12 paid sick days per year. Unused sick leave counts toward retirement.

Other Leave Certain authorized absences may qualify employee to take a paid or unpaid leave, such as School Parental Leave (4 hours per school year per child), Civil Leave (Jury Duty), and Military Leave.

Family and Medical Leave After one year of employment, up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year is available when an employee or family member is sick, or for the birth or adoption of a baby. (Federal Mandate)

Other Benefits

Direct deposit, tuition reimbursement, discount programs, credit union membership, and more.

* All paid leave time for part-time employees is prorated based on scheduled number of hours.