Benefits play an important role in your choice of an employer. That’s why we work hard to make sure our benefits complement the needs and wants of our employees. Our goal is to empower you with the resources you need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.
Insurance Benefit Highlights
- Medical Insurance (including prescription drug coverage)
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
CIGNA Coverage Transparency
The following link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (medical & dependent care)
- Supplemental Insurance such as optional life, cancer, accident and long-term care
Employee Health Clinic
All employees, dependents, and retirees on the County’s medical insurance plan have cost-free access to the Employee Health Center. The Employee Health Center offers:
- Primary care
- Acute and urgent care
- Prescription dispensing
- Labs performed onsite
- Digital x-rays
- Stress tests and EKGs
- Health risk assessments
Basic Life & Accidental Health
The County covers all full-time employees with Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. All employees under age 65 will have Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage equal to two times their basic annual salary, rounded to the next lower $1,000 subject to a maximum benefit of $50,000.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program is a free benefit available to all employees and members of their household. The program is administered by CIGNA, which guarantees total confidentiality.
Charlotte County is dedicated to the professional development of its employees and offers tuition reimbursement as a way to foster that development. All full-time employees, having completed their initial orientation period, are eligible to be reimbursed up to half of their tuition costs at an accredited college or university.
Charlotte County participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). FRS offers a choice of two retirement plans: the FRS Investment Plan and the FRS Pension Plan. For additional information, visit the FRS website.
Wellness at Work Program
Our Wellness at Work program aims to promote a positive environment that engages all employees and families in the pursuit of health and wellness. Programs offered include tobacco cessation, incentives to participate in local walk/run events, and individual and team challenges throughout the year.
The County recognizes and observes eleven (11) holidays annually. Additionally, full-time employees who have completed their initial orientation period receive two personal days and one professional development day during each fiscal year.
Annual/Sick Leave - IAFF employees
All full-time IAFF employees accrue annual (vacation) leave and sick leave. Annual leave accrual rates are based on tenure and scheduled hours.
Paid Time Off (PTO) - non-IAFF employees
All full-time (non-IAFF) employees accrue paid time off (PTO). PTO accrual rates are based on FLSA status, tenure, and actual hours worked.
Training and Development
Charlotte County believes in lifelong learning. That’s why we offer regular learning opportunities, with both in house trainers and outside experts. Topics range from improving interpersonal skills, personal growth, and effective leadership.
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
After meeting certain requirements and qualifying employment, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information on this Federal Student Aid program, please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness website.
Our employees play an active role in our community, from volunteering time to pick up trash along local roads to donating back to school supplies for children in our local schools. We not only work in our community, we work on our community, building volunteer relationships and encouraging a giving spirit. With the support of our employees, we will continue to make positive and lasting contributions to our County.