An Overview of Benefits


The Judicial Branch offers a wide array of benefits for its employees.

Holidays

(10 paid per year)

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Vacation Time

Classified (Based on a 40-hour week)

  • Three weeks a year for the first three years; progressive to just over five weeks a year for 19 years and over

Unclassified

  • 23 days per calendar year

Sick Leave

In addition to Vacation Time (based on a 40-hour week)

Classified

  • Five days a year for the first three years; progressive up to seven and one-half days a year for six years and over

Unclassified

  • Ten days a year for the first three years; progressive up to fifteen days a year for seven years and over

Training & Development

  • Up to $5,250 a year for job-related tuition reimbursement
  • In-house training and career development

Subsidized Bus, Vanpool and Commuter Program

  • A free Valley Metro Platinum Pass Card to eligible, full-time employees for commuting. This card will allow you to commute to/from work using all Valley Metro transit services including the bus and Metro Light Rail for free.

OR

  • Vanpool fares are subsidized at a maximum of $104 per month. Employees are limited to one commuter subsidy at a time - either the Platinum Pass Card or the vanpool subsidy.
  • Guaranteed ride home to participants in the myCountyCommute program.

Wellness

  • Reduced medical premiums for participation in wellness initiatives
  • Nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, exercise and fitness, and other classes offered at various County locations
  • Free 24/7 fitness centers available at various County locations
  • Reduced membership rates at LA Fitness

Retirement & Pension

Eligible employees may be covered by a state-sponsored retirement plan (ASRS or PSPRS)

Deferred Compensation Program

  • Maximum contribution determined by age and earnings
  • Choose from more than 35 no-load funds
  • Personal brokerage account available

Post-Employment Health Plan (PEHP)

  • Provides $10,000 contribution to a PEHP at retirement when employee has accumulated 1,000 hours of Sick Leave

Life Insurance

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • County provides coverage in amount equal to annual base salary

Additional Employee and/or Dependent Life

  • Choose coverage up to five times annual base salary for employee
  • Dependent life for spouse & children available
  • Additional AD&D coverage available for employee only or employee and family

Disability

Short-Term Disability

  • Choice of 3 salary replacement options: 40%, 50% or 60% of weekly salary
  • $2,000 max/week

Long-Term Disability

  • Provided to members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Care FSA

  • Set Aside up to $2,650 pre-tax a year to pay for eligible medical, dental and/or vision expenses incurred by employee or eligible dependent(s)

Dependent Care FSA

  • Set aside up to $5,000 pre-tax a year to pay for expenses related to child care for dependents under the age 13 or adult dependents unable to care for themselves.

Limited Scope FSA

  • Available only to Cigna HDHP or UnitedHealthcare HDHP with H.S.A. Medical Plan enrollees
  • Set aside up to $2,650 pre-tax a year for dental and vision care expenses only

Medical

Four different plans that include free preventative care (in-network only)

1. Cigna HMO

  • $30 PCP copay; $45*/$70** specialist copay
  • Inpatient hospital $250 after deductible
  • Outpatient facility $150 after deductible

2. Cigna HDHP with H.S.A.

  • $1,500 individual in-network deductible;
  • $3,000 family in-network deductible
  • Percentage of coinsurance: 15% in-network; 50% out-of-network, after deductible
  • Uses Cigna HDHP prescription plan: generics 30%; preferred brand 40%; non-preferred brand 50%
  • County contributes $500 for individual or $1,000 for family to H.S.A. (pro-rated by date of hire)

3. UnitedHealthcare PPO In-Network

  • $35*/$45** PCP copay: $55*/$70** specialist copay
  • Inpatient hospital 15% after deductible
  • Outpatient facility 15% after deductible

4. UnitedHealthcare HDHP with H.S.A.

  • $1,500 individual in-network deductible;
  • $3,000 family in-network deductible
  • Percentage of coinsurance: 15% in-network; 50% out-of-network, after deductible
  • Uses OptimumRx prescription plan: generics 30%; preferred brand 40%; non-preferred brand 50%
  • County contributes $500 for individual of $1,000 for family to H.S.A. (pro-rated by date of hire)

*Lower copays apply when you use a  specialist with the Cigna Care Designated (CCD) or the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Tier I designation
**Higher copays apply when you use a specialist without the CCD/UHC Tier I designation

Prescription

(Does not apply if enrolled in Cigna HDHP with H.S.A. or UnitedHealthcare HDHP with H.S.A.)

OptimumRx Coinsurance Prescription

  • Cost based on drug classification and price of medication. Coinsurance: covers generic 25%; preferred brand 25%; and non-preferred brand 50%. Uses Premium Formulary.

Vision

EyeMed

  • In-network: $10 copay for annual exams; $130 allowance for frames or contact lenses

Dental

Cigna Prepaid Dental (DHMO)

  • $3 office visit copay; $0 cleaning and oral exam
  • Discounts on orthodontic services and specialty care (in-network only)

Cigna Dental (PPO)

  • $2,000 benefit maximum amount
  • Each covered person can choose own dentist
  • $50 individual / $100 family deductible
  • 100% in-network coverage for diagnostic and preventive care; 80% basic restorative; 50% major restorative
  • Out-of-network coverage available at 80% for diagnostic and preventive care; 60% basic restorative; 50% major restorative, based on R&C
  • 50% coverage for orthodontics with a $3,000 lifetime maximum

Delta Dental (PPO)

  • Same coverage as Cigna Dental, 100% in-network coverage, coverage for diagnostic and preventative care, 80% basic restorative ; 50% major restorative. (Out-of-network percentage based on R&C)

Behavioral Health

Employee Assistance Program (Magellan)

  • Free, confidential short-term counseling and referral services for all employees to assist with personal and work-related issues.

Magellan Behavioral Health

  • For CignaHMO and UnitedHealthcare PPO enrollees
  • In-network outpatient individual therapy $25 copay with unlimited visits; inpatient hospital $25/day copay up to 30 days/year; intensive outpatient programs $100 copay per program on up to 45 visits per year

Cigna Behavioral Health

  • For Cigna HDHP with H.S.A. enrollees
  • Coinsurance is based on whether services are in- or out-of-network

United Behavioral Health

  • For UnitedHealthcare HDHP with H.S.A. enrollees
  • Coinsurance is based on whether services are in- or out-of-network

Group Legal Plan

  • Coverage for legal services such as: adoption, family matters, document review, wills

Jennifer Fish
Human Resources Director
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