Head Start Bargaining Unit Benefit Summary

Health Benefits (deducted twice monthly)

Premium rates: Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019

Blue Cross Blue Shield 2000 PPO
Single $30.00
Employee + Spouse $160.00
Employee + Child(ren) $130.50
Family $496.50

Dental Benefits (deducted twice monthly)

Available to full-year employees only
Premium rates: Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019

Delta Dental PPO/Premier Network Non-Network
Single $8.98 $15.56
Employee w/Spouse $17.96 $31.09
Employee w/Child(ren) $25.50 $31.33
Family $40.62 $57.92

Other Benefits

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

County tax-deferred retirement program. The employee contributes 4.5% of their gross. IMRF also provides disability and death benefits after one year of participation.

Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Premium paid by County: $20,000 Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Vacation, Sick, Personal, Holiday Time

Full-time, full-year bargaining unit employees

Category 0-4 yrs 5-9 yrs 10-15 yrs 15-20 yrs 20-25 yrs 25+ yrs
Vacation 10 days 15 days 20 days 21 days 22 days 25 days
Sick 10 days 10 days 10 days 12 days 12 days 12 days

In lieu of vacation, part-year employees are paid during winter break when classes are not in session and earn one additional personal day.

Category 0-1 yrs 1-5 yrs 6-14 yrs
Personal 1 days 2 days 3 days

Holidays: 13 (See contract for eligibility criteria.)

Additional Options

  • Section 457 B Deferred compensation plan
  • In addition to the above benefits, full-year employees are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of optional insurance programs

Consult your AFSCME contract for more information.

Contract