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Alameda County Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (3 comments)

    “Low cost for great plans. Kaiser and John Muir are options. Very low cost for the premium health care plan.”

  • May 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Oakland, California

    Coverage is moderate and cost is less than one hundred dollars per month.

  • Jan 31, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Alameda, California

    the benefits are very comprehensive

  • Dec 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hayward, California

    They pay for most of the benefits. Their retirement contribution is amazing, I was shocked at how much they put in compared to me. Dental and life insurance paid for by them as well. They will also compensate you for NOT putting your family on your plan if they have other health insurance. So I get an extra $100/month just for not adding my husband to my plan.

  • Sep 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Oakland, California

    Great health insurance, especially if you have a family or dependents! Dental insurance does not cover much of orthodontic work, though.

  • Jul 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Oakland, California

    Company's contribution to health benefits are better than most places. Reasonable rates for employees with families. Definitely a pro for working there.

  • Jan 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Oakland, California

    Great benefits and retirement.

  • Oct 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Benefits Analyst in Oakland, California

    Generous "County Allowance" or employer credit is given to most employees to help off-set costs for medical premiums.

  • Mar 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Clerk II in Oakland, California

    full benefits, pre-tax deductions towards child care and transportation

  • Feb 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Pleasanton, California

    Great benefits, very comprehensive. I really enjoy not having to worry about my health insurance status on a regular basis, and working here gave me peace of mind.

  • Feb 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Oakland, California

    Alameda County offer a cafeteria plan where the county gives you $1,100 per year for all your benefit deduction. Basically, if you are "single", you paid 0 for out of pocket for your benefit deduction. For Health Care, you have a lot of options, pay anywhere from $90 to $150 for a family on biweekly paycheck. but about $46 will be pay by the Cafeteria Plan to cover it so your pay out of pocket for a family is about $45 to $100 per biweekly paycheck. For Dental, you don't pay anything even for a family. The actual plan is on the low side, it have a limit of $1,550 a year of limit per person. If you have a lot of dental work, you can do it over a few year. For Vision (optional), you pay from less than $15 per pay check for a family. Basically it is VSP, a decent plan. For Retirement, you pay about 8% of your salary into the retirement (Defined benefit plan). The county pays a lot. About 28.8% of my salary into the retirement. The county has a limit about 20K a year into the plan. It is similar to other county. Actual retirement plan is 2% @ 62. x times service x average 36 months of highest salary. If you wait till 67 years old it is 2.5% @67.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (15)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (13)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (13)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (13)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Sabbatical
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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