Linn County offers full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work 20 hours a week or more a health insurance plan administered by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Your premium will vary based on the number of hours you are regularly scheduled to work.
Employees have 31 days from their date of hire or 31 days from the date of a qualifying life event to enroll or make changes to their health insurance policies.
Qualifying Life Events
If you experience a qualifying life event, you must make changes to your dental policy within 31 days of the event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to:
Marriage, divorce, or legal separation
Birth or adoption (of placement of adoption) of a child
Death of a covered dependent
Loss or gain of eligibility for insurance coverage for you or a covered dependent
If you experience a qualifying event, you must notify Human Resources at 319-892-5120 within 31 days of the event date to update your benefits information. If you miss the 31 day deadline, no changes can be made unless you have another qualifying life event.
Open Enrollment is held annually each fall. All employees will be notified of the upcoming open enrollment period before it begins. If you wish to make changes or enroll in a benefit program (except dental) you may do so at this time.