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Benefits, Payroll and Retirement

Benefits, Payroll and Retirement

Find information about your King County employee benefits, payroll, and retirement.

King County provides comprehensive benefits and services to eligible employees, retirees, and their dependents through strategic planning, negotiation, and implementation of benefit programs. Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations is here to help you with your medical, vision, and dental plan options; life and disability insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; leave programs; payroll; and retirement planning.


Possible Kaiser Permanente employee strike will not impact the Pacific Northwest region

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions recently issued notice of a possible strike from Oct. 4–6. This does not include Kaiser employees in the Pacific Northwest region.

At this time, the negotiations involve only a fraction of Kaiser Permanente workers and facilities in Washington—primarily in the southwest edge of the state. Other areas impacted are Colorado, Mid-Atlantic States, Northern California, Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Southern California.

Kaiser Permanente and Coalition leaders will continue negotiating with hopes of reaching an agreement before any work stoppage occurs. Kaiser has plans in place to ensure continued access to needed health care services, should a strike occur, and will reach out directly to affected members.

More information will be shared as it becomes available. If you have questions, please call Kaiser Permanente Washington at 800-297-6877, or contact the King County Benefits team at 206-684-1556 or email KC Benefits.


Educational benefits videos available

Learn more about your King County employee benefits and how they work by watching short videos on the Benefit Education page.

Benefits and retirement

Phone 206-684-1556
Fax: 206-296-7700

Phone hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays

Fax: 206-296-7678