Providing great benefits for Sarasota County employees, retirees and their families!
We understand that taking great care of customers starts with making sure you’re also taken care of. Sarasota County is the recipient of the 2016 State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA) Innovation Challenge Award for developing innovate programs to address the health needs of its workforce.
Your Health and Benefits Professional is here!
Your Health and Benefits Professional through Aetna is available onsite. Get assistance with comparing costs, selecting doctors, and getting information on care options. Assistance with complex claim issues and bill review charges is also available.
Let the Health and Benefits Professional assist you by calling 941-861-5273 (KARE) or email at AetnaHealthandBenefitsProfessional@aetna.com
Remember, health concierge services make your life easier. You no longer have to take time from your busy day to manage your health related tasks. Here’s an example of some of the services that can be provided:
- Help you find a high-quality physician, hospital or other health service provider.
- Explain your benefits and anticipated out-of-pocket costs.
- Review your bills to confirm you are paying the correct amount.
- Track health insurance reward credits offered through the county’s Wellness Program.
*All requirements must be complete by 09/30/19
Annual Enrollment is closed for 2018-19
The Sarasota County Health Plan is a self-funded medical, dental and health management plan for the employees and their eligible family members, including all of the Constitutional Agencies.
What does self-funded or self-insured mean? It means Sarasota County Government uses their own plan design and pays for all health care directly instead of paying an insurance company to handle it. Although the Health Plan was created and designed by the Employee Benefits Division and is managed by the Employee Health Benefits Manager, a "Third Party Administrator" (Aetna) is used to process claims, provide customer service support to members, and to run the Provider Network.
Two medical benefit plans are offered, the Aetna Choice Point of Service (POS) II plan and the Aetna Health Fund plan. Click on the links below to learn more about the plans. You can also visit the HR forms page for additional information about these benefits.
Save up to 20% off your medical premiums through the county’s Premium Reduction Program by completing required medical and lab services. (All requirements must be complete by 09/30/19.)
Both medical benefit plans have the same prescription benefits offered through the county’s third-party administrator, BeneCard PBF. Maintenance medications must be filled at a Publix pharmacy or BeneCard’s central fill pharmacy. Click on the links below to learn more. You can also visit the HR forms page for additional information about these benefits.
Two dental benefit plans are offered, the Aetna PPO plan and the Aetna DMO plan. Click on the links below to learn more about the plans. You can also visit the HR forms page for additional information about these benefits.
Sarasota County offers two ways for members to save money on vision care. Employees may enroll in the Advantica Select Plus 150 Plan. In addition, discounts for vision services are offered by Aetna through the county’s medical plans. Click on the links below to learn more. You can also visit the HR forms page for additional information about these benefits.
Upon retirement, you may elect to continue a $5,000 term life insurance policy with Sun Life. The premium is $8.75 per month. You may also convert additional life insurance that was in force by contacting Sun Life within 31 days of separation. Please visit the HR forms page for additional information about these benefits.
Do you know you should eat more nutritiously but unsure how to begin? Has your medical provider told you that you should cut back on your carbohydrates and sugar but you’re unsure how to go about it. Is your blood pressure or cholesterol higher than is preferred.
Let our on-site registered dietitian; Heidi Kaplan assist you in navigating these and any other nutrition concerns or changes you are considering.
Heidi is a certified diabetes educator who is available to you and your dependents to help manage not only your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure or digestive issues but diabetes as well. She can customize a healthy eating plan and encourage lifestyle changes that can result in an enhanced well-being.
- This benefit is free to all retirees who are participants on one of the county offered medical plans.
- Limited early morning and evening appointments available upon request.
- Employees and retirees, call 941-861-6833 to make your appointment for your FREE personalized nutritional coaching session.
Free Fitness Centers
Hate paying for expensive gym fees? Well then don’t! There are several free on-site county fitness center locations available to employees and spouses. Complete the fitness center form below and start your free membership today.
Three convenient locations
County Administration Building
1660 Ringling Blvd.; 5th floor
1301 Cattlemen Road, Bldg. B.
Use entrance facing Cattlemen Road
Englewood Sports Complex
1300 River Road