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2020 OPEN ENROLLMENTS
|Provider||Open Enrollment||Policy Year||Type Coverage|
|Liberty National||https://vernoncountymo.org/wp-content/uploads/Liberty-National-Information.pdf)||July 1, 2020 to|
June 30, 2021
May 27, 2020- May 29, 2020 Contact: CJ Blomenkamp – [email protected] 417-655-2712(Flyer > https://vernoncountymo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-21-AFLAC-OE.pdf)
|July 1, 2020 to|
June 30, 2021
|Blue Cross Health||October(pending)||Dec 1, 2020 to|
|Vision Care Direct||October(pending)||Dec 1, 2020 to|
|October(pending)||Dec 1, 2020 to|
Ancillary Benefits /Co PdLife
|Empower Retirement |
CERF Savings Plan 457-401a
|Voluntary (if applicable) Contact: Robert Eastburn – [email protected] 314-241-1334 Ex. 120 Cell- 573-415-6216|
(Flyer > https://vernoncountymo.org/wp-content/uploads/CERF-Savings-457.pdf)
The OE is the ONLY OPPORTUNITY
for employees to change coverage enrollments.
NO new enrollments or cancellations are permitted until the next OE date
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1095 Information (FAQs)
Beginning December 1, 2015, Vernon County Employees will have Blue Cross Insurance. The following links provide information regarding these new benefits.
If you have any further questions, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 417-448-2500.
Vernon County Employees are offered a substantial range of benefits with full time employment
INSURANCE (Major Medical-Dental)
Vernon County maintains a group policy, currently through Blue Cross of Kansas City, for full-time employees.
New employees are eligible for insurance the first of the month following 60 days full-time employment.
The county currently offers up to $400.00 monthly allowance toward employee coverage(s) to those who enroll.
Open enrollment is September-October every year.
Plan year begins December 1 each year.
BLUE CROSS OF KANSAS CITY-is the provider of 4 optional medical coverage plans and a dental plan
- Members.bluekc.com – where members can register for an account and view all of their Blue Cross plans, deductibles, ID cards, H.S.A. account balances, etc.
- Vision Care Direct is the provider of the optional Vision Care plan
- Benefits nclude
- Routine Vision– annual exam and annual or biannual materials
UMB-HSA-health savings account for those who elected the HDHP
Hospital Provider Network
Preferred PPO Directory
Prescription Drug List
Open enrollment is every year in April, May and June. Plan year begins July 1st
Vernon County has several vendor options for employees.
- American Fidelity
- US Able Open enrollment is Sept-Oct for US Able benefits coinciding with major medical
Look for upcoming announcements if you would like to meet with a representative.
Contact the County Clerk’s office if you have any questions.
CERF [County Employee Retirement Fund]
CERF is a mandatory 4% payroll (pre-tax) deduction for any Vernon County full-time employee starting after February 25, 2002 per 50.1020.1 RSMO. An employee is vested after 8 years of service. Additional optional deductions are available, please see listing below:
LAGERS [Missouri Local Government Employee Retirement System]
Vernon County is a LAGERS member. This benefit is paid for by the county. Each full-time employee is enrolled at time of hire. An employee is vested after 5 years of service.