Benefits for Permanent and Temporary Employees

The following benefits apply to Pinellas County employees only and not to temporary contractors hired through a staffing agency.

Benefit Permanent
Full-time

30 or more hours per week
Permanent
Part-time

20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary
Long-term
Full-time

6 months or more
30 or more hours per week
Temporary
Long-term
Part-time

6 months or more 20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary
Short-term

less than 6 months
20 hours or more per week
Medical Coverage 1 ✓ Pay full rate ✓ Pay full rate
Prescription Coverage 1
Vision Insurance 1
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)1
Dental Insurance1 ✓ Pay full rate
Opt-out1
Pre-tax Payroll Deduction
Life Insurance1 ✓ Pro-rated for 30-40 hours ✓ Pro-rated
Flexible Spending Accounts1
Short-term Disability1
Long-term Disability2
Voluntary Benefits
Wellness Incentives
Wellness Center
Annual Leave ✓ Pro-rated for 30-40 hours ✓ Pro-rated ✓ After 30 days ✓ After 30 days,
pro-rated
✓ After 30 days
Personal Days ✓ Pro-rated for 30-40 hours ✓ Pro-rated
Paid Holidays ✓ Pro-rated for 30-40 hours ✓ Pro-rated ✓ After 30 days ✓ After 30 days,
pro-rated
✓ After 30 days
Floating Holidays ✓ Pro-rated for 30-40 hours ✓ Pro-rated
Military Leave
Funeral Leave
Jury Duty
Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave3
Florida Retirement System4
Deferred Compensation
Tuition Reimbursement5
Learning Opportunities ✓ County directed ✓ County directed ✓ County directed
Employee Discounts
Rewards Program/ Services Awards
Suggestion Awards Classified only
Credit Union
  1. Benefits begin on the first of the month after 30 days of service for eligible individuals.
  2. Long-term disability coverage begins for exempt employees on the first of the month after 30 days of service. Classified employees may purchase this coverage after one year of service, and it is provided at no cost after completing five years of service.
  3. FMLA eligibility begins at one year of service with at least 1,250 hours worked in the past 12 months.
  4. Florida Retirement System (FRS) eligibility is from the first day of service for positions intended to exist for 6 months or more. The length of the incumbent’s appointment is not relevant; it is the duration of the existence of the position that is determinative.
  5. Exempt employees are eligible from the first day of service. Classified employees are eligible after one year of service.

There is an important difference in the cost of benefits for employees who are full-time versus part-time. As detailed below, those who are full-time pay a rate that is subsidized by Pinellas County Government. Employees who are part-time pay the full rate for coverage.

2023 Medical Plan Bi-Weekly Premiums (same for both Cigna plans) *

Coverage Permanent Full-time
30 or more hours per week
Permanent Part-time
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Long-term Full-time
6 months or more
30 or more hours per week
Temporary Long-term Part-time
6 months or more
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Short-term
less than 6 months
Employee only $ 12.12 $ 438.78 $ 12.12 $ 438.78 Not available
Employee + Child(ren) $111.66 $ 829.81 $111.66 $ 829.81 Not available
Employee and Spouse/DP $139.97 $ 917.17 $139.97 $ 917.17 Not available
Family $229.32 $1,310.24 $229.32 $1,310.24 Not available

* The same premiums apply to the Open Access Plus (OAP) and Choice Fund Open Access Plus HSA plans. The premium includes medical care, prescription coverage, managed behavioral/mental health, and vision care.

2023 Dental Plan Bi-Weekly Premiums

Cigna Basic PPO Plan

Coverage Permanent Full-time
30 or more hours per week
Permanent Part-time
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Long-term Full-time
6 months or more
30 or more hours per week
Temporary Long-term Part-time
6 months or more
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Short-term
less than 6 months
20 hours or more per week
Employee only $ 6.86 $19.45 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 1 $20.85 $37.64 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 2 or more $28.23 $59.49 Not available Not available Not available

Cigna PPO with Orthodontia Plan

Coverage Permanent Full-time
30 or more hours per week
Permanent Part-time
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Long-term Full-time
6 months or more
30 or more hours per week
Temporary Long-term Part-time
6 months or more
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Short-term
less than 6 months
20 hours or more per week
Employee only $ 7.97 $20.46 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 1 $24.21 $39.57 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 2 or more $32.78 $62.55 Not available Not available Not available

Cigna HMO Plan

Coverage Permanent Full-time
30 or more hours per week
Permanent Part-time
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Long-term Full-time
6 months or more
30 or more hours per week
Temporary Long-term Part-time
6 months or more
20 to 29 hours per week
Temporary Short-term
less than 6 months
20 hours or more per week
Employee only $0 $3.31 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 1 $0 $4.74 Not available Not available Not available
Employee + 2 or more $0 $6.64 Not available Not available Not available

1/1/23