Welcome to Pierce County and congratulations on your new position! Eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that takes good care of you and promotes your continued health, financial security, and peace of mind.
You will learn more about your benefit options when you attend New Employee Orientation. At orientation, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to enroll in health insurance and retirement benefits.
Eligibility requirements and benefit coverage effective dates are defined by each employee's benefit group:
Most employees covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement are eligible for medical benefits in accordance with the WA Teamsters Trust "lag month" system.
To become eligible for WA Teamsters Welfare Trust medical coverage, you must first be an active employee for a minimum of 80 hours in one month. The following month (or "lag month"), the County and the employee will make their share of the premium payment, for coverage effective the 1st day of the following month.
Employees are eligible for dental, life and disability coverage beginning the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment. When the first day of employment is the first working day of the month, employees are eligible for coverage beginning the 1st day of following month.
Pierce County Benefits office must receive all enrollment forms and valid dependent verification documents no later than 31 days after your hire date.
Failure to submit all required enrollment forms and valid dependent verification documents within the 31 day enrollment period will result in the Health Care Authority (HCA) defaulting you into UMP Classic medical plan and Uniform Dental Plan as subscriber only. You will also be defaulted into the Tobacco Surcharge.
Pierce County Benefits office must receive your Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust medical enrollment form and valid dependent verification documents no later than 31 days after your hire date.
The Workday enrollment portion must also be completed and submitted no later than 31 days after your hire date.
Employees may enroll eligible family members on their benefit coverage upon hire, within 30 days of a "qualifying life event," or during the County’s annual Open Enrollment period. Employees are required to provide documentation supporting dependent eligibility upon enrollment.
Dependents you can enroll in PEBB Benefits:
State-registered domestic partner
Children (including children of your spouse, children whose support is your legal obligation in anticipation of adoption, children of your state-registered domestic partner, and children specified in a court order or divorce decree for whom you have a legal obligation to provide support or health care coverage.