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Kent County Employee Benefits


Kent County offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle, enhance employee satisfaction, and promote a work/life balance.

Plan Document & Summary Plan Description

2017 Benefit Books

For Your Health

Kent County leadership recognizes that overall wellness is crucial to maintaining a healthy workforce. Our comprehensive plans provide peace of mind.

  • Healthcare Plans
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • County-Sponsored Wellness Program

For Your Work/Life Balance

Kent County is committed to providing you with a work/life balance.

Paid leave time includes:

  • Vacation
  • Personal Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays

For Your Protection

Kent County offers disability and life insurance coverage options that provide financial protection against the unexpected.

  • Basic & Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Spouse & Child Life Insurance
  • Sickness & Accident Program
  • Long-Term Disability Plan

For Your Future

As a Kent County employee, there are programs available to assist you in preparing for your retirement. These programs include:

  • Defined Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation - 457(b) Plan

Additional Benefits

Kent County provides a variety of additional benefits which include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Contact Us

Employee Benefits

County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-7440

Fax: (616) 632-7445

8:00am - 5:00pm

Medical Coverage

BCBS Customer Service

(888) 890-5754

BCN Customer Service

(800) 662-6667

Prescription Coverage

OptumRx Customer Service &
Mail Order Pharmacy

(800) 797-9791 (TTY 711)

Dental Coverage


(616) 285-2480

Vision Coverage

VSP Customer Service

(800) 877-7195

Life Insurance
Sickness & Accident Disability

Kent County Human Resources

(616) 632-7440

Flexible Spending Account

or My Resource Center

(616) 285-2480

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

ENCOMPASS Customer Service

(800) 788-8630

Employee Recognition

Nominate a Kent County Employee for Quality Service!