For full-time employees enrolled in County offered health insurance plans, the employee contributions for health insurance will be fifteen percent (15%) of the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) premiums and twenty-five percent (25%) of the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) premium. Employees who elect a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) will contribute fifteen percent (15%) of the premiums and will receive an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the deductible placed into a Health Savings Account over the course of the calendar year. Contributions will occur biweekly.

For employees occupying permanent part-time positions, who work a minimum of forty (40), but less than sixty (60) hours in a biweekly pay period, the County will pay one- half (1/2) of the contribution to hospital and medical care premiums described above for full-time employees.

For employees occupying permanent part-time positions, who work a minimum of sixty (60), but less than eighty (80) hours in a biweekly pay period, or otherwise qualify as a “full time employee” under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the County will pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the County offered group High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or three-fourths (3/4) of the hospital and medical care premiums described above. For County employees occupying permanent part-time positions who work a minimum of sixty (60), but less than eighty (80) hours in a biweekly pay period who are enrolled in a County-offered High Deductible Health Plan, the County will contribute fifty percent (50%) of the deductible to the employee’s Health Savings Account over the course of the calendar year. Contributions will occur biweekly.