Orange County Government offers an array of employee benefit options. If you are a new employee enrolling in medical, dental and vision benefits, there is a 60-day waiting period before your coverage begins, and you will have 30 days from the date of hire to sign up for your benefit elections.
As an employee you can make changes during the annual open enrollment each fall. During this time, you have the chance to review your benefits and make changes that meet your personal needs.
You may also make changes to your benefits during the year if you experience a qualified life event such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child. The County follows the criteria established by section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code to determine that a qualified event has occurred. You can then come forward to make the changes as long as you do this within 60 days of the event.