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Employment Benefits
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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​

The County’s health insurance plan consists of the following core benefits:

Medical Insurance (including prescription drug coverage)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Basic Term Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Employee Assistance Program


Employees will also be offered the following optional benefits that can be elected on a voluntary basis and payroll deducted:

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 Insurance

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.

Tuition Reimbursement

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.

Pension/Retirement Benefits

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 Weight Watchers at Work, Tobacco Cessation, incentives to participate in local walk/run events, and individual and team challenges throughout the year.

Other Benefits


Holidays
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
All full time employees accrue annual (vacation) leave and sick leave. Annual leave 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.

Community Citizenship
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. 

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