Get information about your medical benefits
Selecting a medical plan
Check out all three options and make an informed decision on which plan is best suited for you and your family.
Watch a video about how to choose a medical plan that's right for you.
Things to keep in mind:
- If you have coverage through another employer’s medical plan, you may opt out of medical coverage and receive an additional $65 in monthly pay, taxed as ordinary income.
- When you cover a spouse/state-registered domestic partner who has access to medical coverage through an employer, you will pay a monthly Benefit Access Fee for your spouse/domestic partner’s coverage. Note: There is no Benefit Access Fee for Regular and Deputy Sheriff employees who choose Kaiser's SmartCare Connect medical plan.
- If you and your spouse/state-registered domestic partner are both county employees, you may not cover each other as dependents, however you may each cover eligible children up to age 26.
- To help you better understand your medical benefits, see the Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms.