Shoshone County Employees


Shoshone County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we offer Veteran’s Preference, and we are a Drug-Free Workplace.  Shoshone County offers its employees competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.  For more information, see some of the helpful links below.


Health Insurance
In order to qualify for all benefits, an employee must be a regular, full-time employee (scheduled to work 20+ hours per week).  For new employees, this is effective 30 days after the 1st of the month following the hire date.  Your coverage under the benefit plan will end if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements, your contributions are discontinued or the Group Insurance Policy is terminated.

All benefit eligible employees MUST login to the enrollment system to confirm their enrollment for health insurance, dental and vision coverage.  This is done through the Benefits Exchange Northwest Website.

Monthly Rates For Medical Insurance                                         Monthly Rates for Dental Insurance
Employee Single Pays: $15.75                                                       Employee Single:  $6.00
Employee Joint: $106.18                                                                 Employee Joint: $10.41
Employee Family: $173.71                                                            Employee Family: $15.50

Blue Cross of Idaho Summary of Benefits & Coverage

Employee Benefits Guide 2020

Medical Insurance
The County medical insurance is provided by Blue Cross of Idaho.  See summary of benefits below under Documents.  You can set up and manage an online account through the Blue Cross of Idaho website

Dental Insurance
The County dental insurance is provided by Delta Dental.  See summary of benefits below under Documents.

Vision Insurance
The county vision insurance is offered through VSP Vision Care.  See summary of benefits below under Documents.

Life Insurance
The County pays for a policy for the employee that is equal to their annual salary or $25,000 max for Accidental Death & Dismemberment and equal to their annual salary or $25,000 maximum.

The employee is able to buy additional life insurance for themselves and spouse, at their own expense.  These voluntary plans are available:  NCPERS, Dearborn Life, ALFAC, and Colonial.

Public Employee Retirement System of  Idaho (PERSI)
Shoshone County employees receive a pension plan through PERSI.  PERSI members are fully vested after five (5) years of employment and receive a lifetime monthly payment upon retirement, which can be passed to the employee’s designated beneficiary.  The PERSI rates for a general employee are 7.16% and the County pays 11.94%.  For a law enforcement employee the rate is 8.81% and the County pays 12.28%.  You can sign up and manage your PERSI account online.

The County has established a health  reimbursement arrangement plan (HRA) that provides tax-free reimbursement of eligible health care expenses not paid by other insurance.  Plan benefits are funded using a voluntary employees’ beneficiary association trust or VEBA.  Unused funds in members’ accounts are carried over from year to year to build for future expenses while earning tax-free interest.  The County makes HRA/VEBA contributions to employees who enroll in the County’s Medical Plan.  Full-time employees $1,000 and Part-time benefited employees $500.  HRA/VEBA contributions amount vary on an annual basis.  You can sign up and manage your HRA/VEBA account online.

Vacation Leave
Vacation leave is available to full-time and part-time regular employees who have completed the equivalent of 6 months of full-time employment.  See the Shoshone County Personnel Policy for more information.

Sick Leave
Sick leave benefits are provided to regular full-time and part-time regular employees at the rate of 1/2 day per every month of employment.  See the Shoshone County Personnel Policy for more information.

Public Student Loan Forgiveness
As a full-time, public sector employee your student loans may qualify for the public student loan forgiveness program.  If you are employed full-time for the County (or any qualifying public employer) for 10 years, and make qualifying payments during that time, the Federal government may “forgive” the remaining balance of your student loans.  Learn more about this program online.

Shoshone County works with our liability insurance company as a way to provide valuable online training to our employees and to participate in risk management measures.  Through the ICRMP Online University, employees review policies and participate in required training.

Shoshone County Paid Holidays



New Years Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day 3rd Monday in January
Presidents’ Day 3rd Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Juneteenth June 19th
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October
Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving 4th Thursday in November
Christmas December 25th

Helpful Links

Documents & Forms