New Hire

Benefits Options

Very important: If you received a job offer from the County of Roanoke, please see the Employment Form Page to pre fill out your paperwork. Please bring these documents with you on your first day of employment.

Please review all the information below which contains a summary of benefits for full time employees. For more detail on plans and rates, refer to links below. Any additional questions can be addressed during the benefits orientation for new employees.

Please print the "Are you prepared for your new employee orientation (PDF)?" Checklist to guide you through the new hire process.

  1. Health Insurance
  2. Wellness Program
  3. Dental Insurance
  4. Vision Insurance
  5. Flex Spending
  6. Retirement Plans

Roanoke County offers health insurance through Anthem. The plan offered is KeyCare 1000 with a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). The HRA is administered by Flexible Benefits Administrators. Prescription coverage is provided by WellDyne RX. When you enroll in an Anthem health plan, you will receive a separate insurance card from WellDyne RX.

The current health insurance rates are shown below.

Coverage TierBiweekly Premium
Employee Only$104.54
Employee plus 1 minor*$227.48
Employee plus spouse*$380.17

*Documentation is required to add dependents to your coverage. Acceptable documentation includes: Tax Return (first page), Court Order, Divorce Decree, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Adoption or Custody Agreement, Qualified Medical Child Support Order, or Hospital Birth Record.

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Other Benefits

Life Insurance

A basic group life plan is carried on all full-time employees in an amount equal to 2 times your annual salary. As a member of the VRS, enrollment in the life insurance is automatic upon hire and the County pays the full cost of the life insurance premium. 

Optional life insurance benefit is available for additional amounts of coverage on yourself, your spouse and your children. As the name suggests, this is an optional plan, so you pay 100% of the premium cost.

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Employee Assistance Program

There is the Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, which is administered by Carilion. The program includes up to 5 free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist or counselor, along with referral services for you and your household members.

Disability Insurance

Short and Long Term Disability insurances are available to all full time employees. There are some differences to the coverage’s depending upon which VRS retirement plan you fall under.

Time Off Benefits

Holidays – 10 established holidays and 2 floating holidays per calendar year.

Paid Time off Accruals

  • 0-4 years, accrue 20 days annually 
  • 5-9 years, accrue 23 days annually 
  • 10-14 years, accrue 26 days annually 
  • 15 + years, accrue 29 days annually

You may not carry any more than 400 hours at the end of each fiscal year. Fire and Rescue accruals may vary.

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