Pulaski County provides full time employees health insurance benefits with a shared monthly premium payment through United Healthcare.
Health insurance benefits are available for dependent children only at 100% cost to the employee.
For more information about your United Healthcare Benefits, visit myuhc.com.
United Healthcare Summary Plan Description
Choice Plus #114
Choice Plus # 220
Choice Plus HSA #639
The County provides employees with a retirement plan through the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS). Employees hired after July 1, 2005, are required to contribute 5% of their salary into this plan.
Effective July 1, 2016, Pulaski County Government’s APERS rate is 14.5% per employee. Example: An employee whose salary is $31,500 will have $175.67 contributed by the County–per pay period. That’s $4,567.42 per year.
For information concerning this retirement plan, click here for the APERS website.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The County provides an employee assistance program to County employees and their immediate family members. Confidential assistance and counseling is provided concerning a variety of problems, difficult situations, and troubling issues in both personal and work life at no cost to the employee. Employees may contact Southwest EAP, our employee assistance program provider at the telephone number or website below.
AMG EMPLOYEE ALERT SYSTEM
The AMG Alert System sends Pulaski County notifications and alerts by email, text, and telephone. Registration is free and all Pulaski County employees are encouraged to sign-up for this service. To sign-up to receive alerts, or for additional information, call the Pulaski County Information Systems Help Desk at 501-340-8456. The Help Desk is available Monday-Friday, 7AM-6PM.
MILITARY FAMILY LEAVE
On January 28, President Bush signed into law the National Authorization Act for FY 2008 (NDAA), Public Law 110-181. Section 585(a) of the NDAA amended the FMLA to provide eligible employees working for covered employers two important new leave rights related to military service. A notice explaining those rights can be found HERE.
Additional information on the amendments and a version of Title I of the FMLA with the new statutory language incorporated is available on the FMLA amendments website.
Verizon offers an 18% discount to Pulaski County Employees see the flyer for more information on how to register for the employee discount or to validate your employment if you’re already enrolled in the program.
AT&T offers an 17% discount to Pulaski County Employees visit their website to enter your county email to qualify for the discount.
As a member of the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), Pulaski County employees have access to various discounts such as theme parks and auto service. For discounts that require a discount code you must create a member account with AAC (see top right corner of their website). For questions regarding these discounts call the Association of Arkansas Counties at 501-372-7550.
Dell offers monthly discounts to Pulaski County Employees for computers, TVs and more! See the current flyer.
The County offers several voluntary benefits into which employees can enroll. These benefits are 100% paid by employees.
SHORT TERM and LONG TERM DISABILITY – Lincoln Financial Group
Employees can purchase a personal short term and long term disability insurance through Lincoln Financial to help provide a source of income if you are unable to work due to an illness or non-job related injury. You may contact the Benefits Department at 501-340-6110 to enroll during new hire orientation or during open enrollment.
The County offers 2 deferred compensation plans (Nationwide and Valic) to all eligible employees. Deferred compensation is a tax deferred supplemental retirement program that allows public employees to contribute a portion of their salary to a supplemental retirement account. Below are the representatives to contact to enroll in one of these plans or to make changes in an existing plan.
DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
Employees may purchase dental and/or vision insurance through Delta Dental Insurance. Enrollment should be completed at the time of hire or during open enrollment periods. Enrolled employees may print a card, look up covered providers, check claims status, or check benefits at the website below.
Memberships are available to Employees in two credit unions – Telcoe Federal Credit Union and Arkansas Federal Credit Union. The application for membership may be obtained in Human Resources and submitted to the credit union. Once an account is established, access to that account is available at the credit union’s website.
Telco Federal Credit Union
Arkansas Federal Credit Union
EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
Employees may obtain assistance with tuition for college, training, and vocational training for skills enhancement once the employee has been employed for six months. Click on the link below to download the form. To request tuition assistance, complete the first two pages of the form and submit to Human Resources. The second two pages are an explanation of the program and should be read and maintained by the employee.
Tuition Assistance Form