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​Full-time employees of the County of Northampton are afforded a package of benefits which includes the following:

 Medical Insurance

​Coverage begins on the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Cost to the employee to participate in the plan varies based on the coverage selection and number of dependents, and may be subject to collective bargaining. Employees may also elect to opt out of the County's medical insurance with an annual opt out payment provided as determined by collective bargaining agreement or policy.

 Vision and Prescription

​Coverage begins on the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary and may be subject to collective bargaining. Coverage under the vision plan varies and depends upon the employee's choice of doctor and frame selection.

 Dental Coverage

​Coverage begins on the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary and may be subject to collective bargaining.

 Life Insurance

​A $20,000 term life insurance policy is afforded to full-time employees beginning on the first day of employment, unless specified differently in a collective bargaining agreement. It remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed and terminates upon resignation or retirement.

 Retirement

​All full-time employees and part-time employees working more than 1000 hours per year qualify for County of Northampton retirement benefits, in which employees must contribute 5% of their earnings, and employees may choose to add additional voluntary contributions, not to exceed an additional 10%. Additionally, employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide present tax advantages and future retirement savings. Such arrangements are made directly with the providers and the County will administer payroll deductions only.
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