Steps to enroll in Benefit plans:

  1. Choose your plans.

  2. Enroll in all plans using Workday as part of your Hire - Onboarding process.

    • You will see a Benefit Change event in your Workday inbox when ready.


Step 1: Choose your plans

Medical/Dental

Optional/Supplemental


Step 2: Enroll in medical/dental, optional plans, and choose your life insurance beneficiary. 

Medical and Dental Coverage

  1. Enroll using Workday - this will be part of your Hire - Onboarding process.

    • Required within 31 days of hire or you will be enrolled in a defaulted plan.

  2. Enrolling a spouse/domestic partner?

  3. Opting out of County medical insurance?

  • Benefits start on the first of the month on or following Workday enrollment and submission of all required affidavits.

  • Detailed information on medical/dental coverage (plan booklets, summaries of benefit coverages, and opt out details).

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage

  • The County provides a Basic Plan of $30,000 as well as $100,000 in AD&D coverage at no cost to you.
  • Assign your beneficiaries in Workday as part of your Benefit Change - New Hire event
  • Detailed information on Life Insurance.

Health Reimbursement Arrangement - Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association

  • HRA VEBA is an account you can use to reimburse qualifying out-of-pocket medical care costs for you, spouse, and qualified dependents.
  • The County contributes to this fund at an amount equal to 1% of your salary.
  • Eligibility and enrollment are automatic (enrollment forms are optional to personalize investment options).
  • Visit hraveba.org for more information.
  • Detailed information on HRA VEBA.

Long Term Disability Insurance

  • The County provides LTD insurance at no cost to you. This provides partial salary replacement due to an injury/illness after a 90 day period.
  • You are automatically enrolled in this plan
  • Detailed information on LTD insurance.

TriMet Pass 

  • The County provides a TriMet Annual Pass for you to use to travel free of charge on all TriMet buses, MAX, Streetcar, Wes, Tram, and C-Tran non-express routes.
  • Fill out the TriMet agreement form and you will receive your TriMet Hop Fastpass in the mail.

Employee Assistance Program

  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps you privately solve problems that may interfere with your work, family, and life in general. EAP services are FREE to you, your dependents, and all household members even those not related to you. EAP services are always confidential and provided by experts. 

  • Find more details about the Employee Assistance Program.

  • You are automatically enrolled in this plan


Optional/Supplemental benefit plans:

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): MERP, DCAP, and TRPs

An FSA reduces your tax burden and increases your take-home pay while setting aside money for eligible expenses. Multnomah County offers four types of Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Program)
    • Used for covered medical, dental, and vision expenses.
  • DCAP (Dependent Care Assistance Program)
    • Used for dependent care expenses such as childcare, preschool, afterschool programs, or eldercare.
  • TRPs (Transportation Reimbursement Plan)
    • Used for eligible parking and transit commuting expenses.
  • Enroll using Workday as part of your Hire - Onboarding process.
  • Detailed information on Flexible Spending Accounts.

Short Term Disability Insurance  

  • This provides partial salary replacement due to an injury/illness after a 30 day period. 
  • You can apply at any time, but are guaranteed the 30 day waiting period if you enroll within 31 days of hire.
  • Enroll using Workday as part of your Benefit Change - New Hire event.
  • Detailed information on STD Insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance

  • You can enroll in supplemental life insurance above your Basic life insurance to a maximum of $500,000 for yourself and $500,000 for your spouse/domestic partner.
  • You are guaranteed up to $200,000 of coverage and up to $50,000 spouse/domestic partner coverage if submitted within 31 days of hire.
    • Enroll using Workday as part of your Benefit Change - New Hire event
  • Detailed information on Supplemental Insurance.

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