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(For a complete list of benefits, refer to the Human Resources Policy Manual)

FULL TIME, REGULAR EMPLOYEES - (40 hours per week)

Health Insurance Coverage:

Racine County is self-insured.  The Third-Party Administrator is UnitedHealthcare. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment.
  • Premium sharing: Racine County pays 85%, employee pays 15%.
  • IN NETWORK: Individual deductible $400, family deductible $800 per calendar year. After the deductible is met, the plan pays 80% of allowable charges. Out-of-pocket maximum per calendar year is $2000 for individual and $4000 for family.
  • OUT OF NETWORK: Individual deductible is $800, family deductible $1600 per calendar year.  After the deductible is met, the plan pays 60% of allowable charges.  Out-of-pocket maximum per calendar year is $3000 for individual and $6000 for family.
  • Prescription drug, vision, and mail order maintenance drug benefits.

Dental Insurance Coverage:

Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment.  Choose either basic coverage or premium coverage.

Basic coverage :
Racine County is self-insured.  The Third-Party Administrator for basic dental coverage is UnitedHealthcare.

  • Individual deductible $25, family deductible $75 per family per year.
  • No deductible for diagnostic or preventative services.
  • Co Insurance  80% of usual and customary charges of covered services paid.  Maximum of $1200/year per person.
  • Fully paid insurance premium by Racine County.
  • No orthodontic coverage.
Premium dental coverage (Anthem/Dentacare):
  • No deductibles
  • 100% coverage at participating dental center
  • Employee pays for lab work (prosthetics, i.e., caps, crowns,  bridges, dentures)
  • Premium sharing   Employee pays difference between basic coverage and Dentacare.
  • Orthodontic coverage - Employee pays 50% of the fee up to a maximum payment by the employee of $695.
  • Choose one dental clinic from a provided list for services.

Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • Optional - Regular full-time employees are eligible to contribute to two flexible spending accounts:  Health Care Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.  Newly hired employees may enroll by submitting an enrollment form to Human Resources within thirty (30) calendar days from their date of hire. 

Life Insurance:

  • Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty days of employment.
  • The County provides Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage in the amount equal to one times the employee's annual base salary rounded to the nearest $1000.
  • An employee can elect to pay for additional life and dependent life insurance on a payroll deduction.  The premium is determined by age and increment of insurance.

Sick Time and Short-Term Disability:

Sick Time:

  • Eligible after completion of six (6) months of service in a benefit-eligible position and upon successful completion of the introductory period. 
Short-Term Disability:

  • Eligible after completion of six (6) months of service in a benefit-eligible position and upon successful completion of the introductory period.  After a twelve (12) day elimination period, eligible employees may receive short-term disability coverage for a period of up to thirteen (13) weeks.  All short-term disability coverage will be at 60% pay. 
Long Term Disability Program:
  • Coverage becomes effective after six (6) months of continuous employment in a benefit-eligible position and upon completion of the elimination period.  The elimination period is 90 days of continuous employment subject to the conditions of short-term disability.  Racine County pays the full premium amount for covered employees.  In the event of a total disability due to injury or illness, the long-term disability plan pays 60% of covered salary to a maximum monthly payment of $6,000.00.  Benefits payable to employees may be reduced by Worker’s Compensation, Wisconsin Retirement Annuity or Disability payments, Social Security or other specified income. 

Wisconsin Retirement Fund:

  • Effective from date of hire.  The County contributes the employer's share to the Wisconsin Retirement fund.  The employee contributes the employee's share, through automatic payroll deduction, to the Wisconsin Retirement fund, as required by State statute.

Holidays:

 The following holidays are observed by Racine County and shall be granted with pay to covered employees:       

  • New Year's Day
  • Friday before Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Day before Christmas Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Day before New Year’s Day 

Vacations:

 Anniversary Date of Employment  Exempt  Non-Exempt
 6th month anniversary 1 week  0
 1st through 4th  3 weeks  2 weeks
 5th through 7th  4 weeks  2 weeks, 3 days
 8th through 12th  4 weeks, 3 days 3 weeks, 3 days 
 13th through 17th  5 weeks 4 weeks 
 18th through 22nd  5 weeks 4 weeks, 3 days 
 23rd and beyond  5 weeks  5 weeks
 

 

Racine Employee Health & Wellness Center:

Racine County has partnered with the City of Racine and with RUSD to create a health center for:
  • Racine County full-time and part-time employees, regardless of whether they are covered under the County health plan;
  • Dependents of Racine County employees who are covered under the County health plan; and
  • Racine County retirees and their dependents who are covered under the health plan.
  • The health center is open Monday through Saturday, by appointment only.  Available services include primary care, chronic disease management, wellness consultations, immunizations, health coaching, physicals (including school and sports physicals), diagnosis and treatment of urgent care needs (i.e., ear or sinus infections, strep throat), and lab work.  There is no fee or co-pay for visits to the center, but there may be costs for services referred outside of the health center (radiology, some lab services, etc.)
    • Phone number: 262-664-6640
      •  Scheduling Line: 866-959-9355
      • Hours of Operation:
        • Monday  7am-5pm
        • Tuesday 7am-6pm
        • Wednesday 7am-6pm
        • Thursday 8am-7pm
        • Friday  7am-6pm
        • Saturday 8am-12pm

     

    RACINE EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER powered by healthstat

    2333 Northwestern Avenue

    Suite 114

    Racine, WI 



PART TIME AND LIMITED-TERM EMPLOYEES


Regular Part-time Employees:

  • The classification of “regular part-time employee” shall include all County employees who are scheduled to work less than 40 hours per week on a regular basis (see Racine County Code of Ordinances, Section 15-81).
  • Regular part-time employees who are scheduled to work twenty (20) hours or more per week, but less than forty (40) hours per week on a regular basis, are ineligible to participate in County group health, dental or life coverage.  Other benefits such as vacation and holiday pay shall be pro-rated.  In addition, employees – but not their dependents – are eligible to use the County/City Health Center. 
  • Employees who are scheduled to work less than twenty (20) hours per week shall receive no fringe benefits, except that employees who are eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement system will be enrolled therein.  In addition, such employees – but not their dependents – are eligible to use the County/City Health Center. 
Limited Term Employees:
  • Employees appointed to limited term positions for an anticipated duration of less than six (6) months will receive no fringe benefits, except that employees who are eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System will be enrolled therein. In addition, such employees – but not their dependents – are eligible to use the County/City Health Center.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - All RC Employees & Retirees with dependents