Health Insurance

Linn County offers full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work 20 hours a week or more a health insurance plan administered by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Your premium will vary based on the number of hours you are regularly scheduled to work.

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Summary of Benefits

Enrolling/Making Changes

Employees have 31 days from their date of hire or 31 days from the date of a qualifying life event to enroll or make changes to their health insurance policies.

Qualifying Life Events

If you experience a qualifying life event, you must notify Human Resources at 319-892-5120 to make changes to your policy within 31 days of the event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to:

  • Marriage, divorce, or legal separation
  • Birth or adoption (of placement of adoption) of a child
  • Death of a covered dependent
  • Loss or gain of eligibility for insurance coverage for you or a covered dependent

If you miss the 31 day deadline, no changes can be made unless you have another qualifying life event.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is held annually each fall. All employees will be notified of the upcoming open enrollment period before it begins. If you wish to make changes or enroll in a benefit program (except dental) you may do so at this time.