Employee Benefits
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS HOME PAGE
301 W. Jefferson St., Suite 3200, Phoenix, AZ 85003 | Phone: 602.506.1010 | Fax: 602.506.2354 | Email: BenefitsService@mail.maricpa.gov

NEW EMPLOYEES

Are you a new Maricopa County employee or a Maricopa County employee who just became eligible for benefits?

If so, the information below is an overview regarding benefits eligibility, available plan options, benefit premiums, and the enrollment process.

IMPORTANT: You have 30 calendar days from your date of hire, or the date of change in your employment status from temporary to regular, or the date your employment changed to 19 or more hours per week, to complete your benefit elections online through the Benefit Enrollment System via the ADP Portal.

New hires, or newly benefits-eligible employees should plan to attend a New Employee Orientation (NEO). Your department Human Resources (HR) Liaison will assist in getting you scheduled. Review the What’s New? booklet prior to attending NEO.

Benefits Eligibility:
Definition of an Eligible Employee
Definition of an Eligible Dependent

Available Plan Options:
The Employee Benefits Home Page provides 24/7 access to benefits information.  That information includes:   

Benefit Premiums:
In general, benefits are effective the first day of the 3rd pay period following your date of hire.  Benefit premiums are deducted beginning on the first day of the 3rd pay period following your date of hire. Premiums are not pro-rated. 

Premium Reduction Screenings:
You have the opportunity to reduce your medical premium by completing a Biometric and Tobacco Screening, and an online Health Assessment and Tobacco Free Affidavit. In order to qualify for wellness incentives, such as medical premium reductions, and participate in certain Maricopa County wellness programs, information about you will need to be exchanged between Maricopa County and its wellness services administrator, StayWell Health Management (“Staywell”). You will be asked to read and respond to a Wellness Consent while completing your benefit elections in the Benefit Enrollment System. Employees who consent will be granted access to the StayWell Portal to schedule their Biometric and Tobacco Screening, take the Health Assessment and complete the Tobacco Free Affidavit.

The Enrollment Process:
A personalized "Benefit Enrollment Worksheet" will be mailed to your home address to assist you in entering benefit elections online.  This worksheet will show the default coverage.  If benefit elections are not made within 30 calendar days of your hire date or from the date of benefits eligibility, you will be automatically enrolled in the Cigna HMO medical plan, Catamaran Co-Insurance Prescription plan, Magellan Behavioral Health plan, Basic Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. If you have dependents, they will not be covered for any benefits.

To complete your enrollment, log in to the Benefit Enrollment System via the ADP Portal.  Enroll under your ‘Newly Eligible Event’ and follow the ‘Top Down’ process to elect each benefit.  Click on the ‘Submit’ button to confirm your elections and print a copy of the Confirmation Page to keep for your records.  A Confirmation Statement will also be mailed to your home address after your Benefits Eligible period has ended.

Contact the Employee Benefits Division, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm at (602) 506-1010, for general benefit questions.