Benefits


OPPAGA's full-time employees receives a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits.*

Annual Leave
16.5 - 22.5 days of annual leave each year, depending on years of service
Sick Leave
13.5 days of annual sick leave
State Holidays
9 paid state holidays; 1 personal holiday
Insurance
Health Insurance
Employees have a choice of participating in the State Self Insured Plan or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) if available in the county of residence or employment. (Standard and High Deductible Investor plans are available.) Full-time employees pay $30 per month for family coverage or $8.34 per month for individual coverage. Part-time employees pay premiums based on the total hours of work.

Life Insurance
Group Term life insurance with an accidental death and dismemberment benefit provides $25,000 coverage. The Legislature pays the total premium for full-time employees and part-time employees pay premiums based on the total hours of work.

Dental Insurance
This is an indemnity plan that offers choice of dentist and pays from 50 to 100 percent of usual, customary, and reasonable charges. There is a $1500 maximum benefit per plan year. The Legislature pays the total premium for full-time employees and part-time employees pay premiums based on the total hours of work.

Disability Insurance
Group Long Term Disability Insurance plan provides a monthly benefit of 60 percent of covered monthly earnings after an elimination period of 360 days. The Legislature pays the total premium.
Retirement
Participation in the Florida Retirement System is compulsory for all salaried staff, except certain re-employed retirees. New employees have until the end of the eighth month following the month of employment to select a retirement plan, from the traditional pension plan or the investment plan. New employees will receive an informational packet at home approximately two months after the hire date. Members and staff contribute 3% of their salary towards retirement and the Legislature pays the remainder of the premium.
Florida Pre-Tax Benefits Plan
This state sponsored program includes Supplemental Insurance Plans, Health Savings Account (when enrolled with an Investor Health Plan), and a Flexible Spending Program on a pretax basis. The Supplemental Insurance Plans include hospitalization, cancer/intensive care, dental, vision, and accidental/disability. The Flexible Spending Program includes healthcare and dependent care accounts.
Deferred Compensation Plan
The State of Florida Deferred Compensation Plan offers a number of investment options including: variable annuities, mutual funds, and a bank, with a variety of contract providers.

* The State of Florida reserves the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.