In order to qualify for all benefits, an employee must be a regular, full-time employee (scheduled to work 35+ hours per week).
Employees working non-seasonal positions and regularly scheduled to work 30-34 hours per week may qualify for medical and prescription
coverage as required by the Affordable Care Act. Employees are eligible for coverage the 1st of the month following 60 days of qualifying
Low Monthly Employee Rates for Medical Dental & Vision Insurance
Comprehensive medical insurance is offered through Regence BlueShield.
Kootenai County offers a fun, engaging wellness program, which includes wellness challenges, gym discounts and county-paid wellness
coaching on topics such as weight management, healthy families, stress management, back care, and more.
Employees pay a reduced wellness premium for medical insurance when they participate in the wellness program. To receive the reduced
premium, the employee and covered spouse must complete an annual tobacco attestation.
Tobacco users must complete an annual tobacco cessation course.
Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)
Kootenai County employees receive a pension plan through PERSI with an 11.32% employer contribution (11.66% for public safety).
PERSI members are fully vested after 5 years of employment and receive a lifetime monthly payment upon retirement, which can be
passed to the employee's designated beneficiary.
As a full-time, public sector employee your student loans may qualify for the public student loan forgiveness program. If you are
employed full-time for the County (or any qualifying public employer) for 10 years, and make qualifying payments during that time, the
Federal government may "forgive" the remaining balance of your student loans.
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After 5 years of employment, upon separation from the County, a portion of your accrued sick pay hours will be paid into a health
reimbursement account (HRA) for you to take with you and use on health insurance premiums and health related costs.
Employer-Paid Life, Long Term Disability, and AD&D Insurance
Kootenai County also provides County-paid life insurance equal to annual salary up to a maximum of $100K. Long Term Disability
coverage is equal to 60% of basic monthly earnings up to a maximum benefit of $3,000 per month. There are also voluntary,
employee-paid life insurance buy-up options for life insurance, and short-term disability, hospital confinement, and critical illness.