County Benefits

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Benefits provided to Full-Time County Employees

Paid vacation based on years of service as follows:

  • 0 through 04 years - 12 days per year
  • 5 through 14 years – 15 days per year
  • 15+ years – 20 days per year

Twelve days of paid sick leave per year

Twelve paid holidays per year

MedCost health insurance paid in full by Dare County for Employee Only Coverage

  • Employee/Child Coverage: $80.12 Semi-Monthly
  • Family Coverage: $128.79 Semi-Monthly

Life insurance policy at $30,000 with double indemnity for accidental death paid by Dare County for active employees ($4,000 coverage on dependents)

Retirement through the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System
General Employees (Employer Contribution 6.97%; Employee Contribution 6%)
Law Enforcement Employees (Employer Contribution 7.05%; Employee Contribution 6%)

Longevity after 5 years of service; a percentage of gross salary based on years of service as follows:

  • 05 through 09 years – 1%
  • 10 through 14 years – 2%
  • 15+ years – 3%

Ameritas Dental insurance available through payroll deduction (Optional): Semi-Monthly Rates

  • Employee Coverage: $17.26
  • Employee/Child(ren) Coverage: $35.74
  • Employee/Spouse Coverage: $38.70
  • Family Coverage: $57.66

Superior Vision Plan (Optional)Semi-Monthly Rates

  • Employee Coverage: $4.85
  • Employee + One: $9.40
  • Family Coverage: $13.80

    Additional Optional Benefits 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Optional)
  • Membership with the Local Government Employees Credit Union (Optional)
  • Supplemental health insurance policies available through payroll deduction (Optional)
  • Life Insurance, Term or Whole Life policies (Optional)
  • Participation in the NC Supplemental Retirement Plans, 401k and/or 457 Deferred Comp (Optional)
  • Pre-Paid Legal Service (Optional)