Employee Benefits

The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court offers a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all employees and their family members.

Medical Plans

Employees can select from one of our three (3) premier providers: 

  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed         
  • United Healthcare (Choice – 80/60 or choice 90/70)
  • Metro Health Select (Premier and HD)

The employee portion of the health insurance premium is at a very competitive rate and is deducted directly from the employee's paycheck on a biweekly basis. Health insurance premium deductions are made on a pre-tax basis.

A Prescription Drug Plan is offered through CVS Caremark for Medical Mutual, Metro Health Select Premiere and United Healthcare coverage.

Dental Plan

Employees can elect dental coverage through Guardian, which offers lots of choices and flexibility.

Vision Plans

Employees have a choice between two vision plans: 

  • VSP Plan
  • Union Eye Care Plan

Group Term Life Insurance

Employees are automatically provided $6,000 basic life insurance, with 100% of the premium paid by Cuyahoga County.Employees may purchase additional life insurance from $10,000 to $50,000 or amounts up to five times your basic annual earning to a maximum of $500,000 through Guardian Life Insurance.

Voluntary Benefit Plans

Employees may participate in voluntary benefits which are offered at a group rate negotiated by the Cuyahoga County. The premiums for the following benefits are 100% employee paid and are deducted from the employee’s paycheck on a biweekly basis. 

  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are valuable tax-saving opportunities. Through FSAs, an employee can set aside money from his or her paycheck for certain everyday expenses.   Employees are offered two (2) FSA options: 

  • Healthcare FSA – for eligible out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision care expenses not covered by insurance.
  • Dependent Care FSA – for eligible expenses for child care services.  Dependants must be 12 years of age or younger, or disabled.

Retirement Plans

Employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and may elect one of the following plan options. 

  • Traditional Pension Plan – is a defined benefit plan under which the employee is eligible for fixed retirement benefits every month based on a formula that includes length of service and salary history. This plan has provisions for survivor and disability benefits. Under this plan, eligible retirees have access to OPERS health care coverage.
  • Member-Directed Plan – is a defined contribution plan in which employee contributions and a portion of employer contributions are deposited into the employee’s defined contribution account and is invested as directed by the employee. A portion of the employer contributions is credited to a Retiree Medical Account, which the employee may use for qualified health care expenses after separation.
  • Combined Planis designed with components of both a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan. The plan also includes disability and survivor benefits and access to health care coverage. Under the defined benefit component, the employee’s retirement benefit is determined by a reduced formula. Under the defined contribution component, the employee’s contributions are deposited into the employee’s account within the plan and the contributions are invested as directed by the employee. Currently, employees contribute 10% of their earnable salary to OPERS and Cuyahoga County contributes 14% of the employee’s earnable salary.

 Employees also have the option of participating in Deferred Compensation plan.

  • Deferred Compensation - The Ohio Deferred Compensation Program offers employees the option of participating in a tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan.If the employee elects to participate in the deferred compensation program, the employee decides on the amount to be contributed biweekly, and that amount will be deducted for the employee’s paycheck on a pre-tax basis. Employees may contribute up to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual maximum amount.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees and their dependents have access to a wide array of services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), at no cost. The EAP provides counseling and other resources to help deal with diet/nutrition, fitness; and emotional, marital, family, financial and legal issues.  All services provided are confidential and participation is voluntary.