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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADVISORY COUNCIL (EBAC) UPDATES

The EBAC Updates page contains the latest benefits-related information of interest to HR liaisons:

Aflac, ING, MetLife, Unum Voluntary Payroll Deductions Discontinued July 16, 2014

Voluntary benefits are insurance products that employees purchase through their organization at discounted rates.  Several years ago Maricopa County made available voluntary benefits administered by Aflac (accident insurance), ING (critical illness and whole life insurance), MetLife (auto, home, and renters insurance), and Unum (term life insurance).

However, due to low employee participation, the County will no longer handle the payment of premiums for these insurance products through payroll deductions. This change is effective starting with the July 16, 2014 paycheck. Employees who want to continue enrollment in these insurance products should work directly with the vendor(s) to make other payment arrangements.  The insurance vendors will be notifying affected employees of this change.

Please note that the Basic Life, Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Additional Life,  Additional Accidental Death & Dismemberment,  and  Dependent Life insurance coverage provided by ING (aka as ReliaStar Life Insurance Company) offered as part of the County’s benefits package are not affected. Only critical illness and whole life insurance offered as voluntary benefits through ING will no longer have premiums processed as payroll deductions by the County. 

Also, the Hyatt Legal Plan (legal insurance) is still available to employees.

For questions about the voluntary benefits, employees should contact the voluntary benefits vendors directly: