What's changing?


See detailed cost changes and updates about your benefits by selecting your bargaining unit’s open enrollment 2022 page. 

2022 Changes:

  • County benefits are bargained by your bargaining unit (union). 
  • For 2022, the following unions will see bargained changes: 
    • IBEW - changes to the medical and dental health plans you can elect and dental contributions, plus life and disability benefits
    • FOPPO - changes to the medical and dental health plans you can elect and dental contributions
    • Prosecuting Attorneys - increased basic life insurance benefit

Need help choosing your union? Ask your Manager, HR, or email employee.benefits@multco.us.


Kaiser Medical Plan Changes:

  • The cost of Kaiser medical plans are increasing by up to +3.6% based on bargaining unit.
  • Alternative care benefits are enhanced; no more annual dollar limits, now visit limits apply.
  • A new pre-diabetes support program, Omada, will be offered to help prevent diabetes.

Cigna is Replacing Moda as PPO Plan:

  • The cost of the PPO medical plans are decreasing more than 10% for most members.
  • WellDyne will continue continue to provide prescription coverage and is offering a new 90 day fill at retail option for eligible medications.
  • Alternative care benefits are enhanced; no more annual dollar limits, now visit limits apply for spinal manipulation and massage.
  • Healthy Pregnancies/Healthy Babies - parent support program, participation incentive of $150 (enroll in 1st trimester) or $75 (enroll in 2nd trimester).
  • Omada programs to support members with pre-diabetes, diabetes and hypertension.

Dental Plan Changes:

  • Kaiser and Willamette Dental - no cost change for most members.
  • Delta Dental cost increasing 1.2% for most members, based on bargaining unit.
  • No dental benefit changes, except bargained changes for FOPPO and IBEW.

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Special enrollment to increase your Supplemental Life Insurance for up to $30,000 more (in $10,000 increments) than what you are enrolled in now, up to $200,000 total for yourself guaranteed (no medical questionnaire required).

  • Optional Short Term Disability and Supplemental Life Insurance rates are not changing for 2022.

Flexible Spending Accounts: MERP/DCAP/TRP

  • Medical Expense FSA (MERP) maximum remains $2,750 annually for medical, dental, and vision expenses. Minimum is $240 annually.
    • COVID temporary provisions: 
      • All unused funds from 2021 will roll over to 2022
      • For 2023, the MERP carryover limit will go back to $550
      • Unused funds over $550 will be forfeited at the end of 2022 
    • Carryover funds are available after April 1st, unless you contact PacificSource(link is external) and ask to access earlier. 
  • Dependent Care Expenses (DCAP) maximum remains $5,000 per year - no annual minimum.
    • COVID temporary provisions: 
      • Can access unused funds from 2020 through 12/31/2021.  
      • Maximum age for an eligible child through 2021 is 13
    • For 2022, the maximum age will again be 12
    • For 2022 and beyond, DCAP will not have carryover 
  • Transportation Expenses (TRP) 
    • Carryover always allowed from year to year, no carryover limit
    • TRP Transit maximum enrollment amount: $170 per month
    • TRP Parking maximum enrollment amount: $270 per month
    • Minimum contribution for TRP accounts is $20 per month