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 30 days from their date of hire or 30 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 notify Human Resources at 319-892-5120 to make changes to your policy within 30 days of the event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to:
Change in your marital status (Marriage, divorce, or legal separation)
Addition of a dependent (birth or 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 miss the 30 day deadline, no changes can be made unless you have another qualifying life event.
Linn County offers an Open Enrollment period in November every year to review employee benefits. Any changes or updates made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1st of the following year.