AHCCCS Has Many Benefits To Offer Our Valuable Employees


Health Care Benefits

State employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental and vision insurance. Employee premiums have remained relatively stable and the offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents. Enrollment in any medical plan includes pharmacy benefits and employees have the option of opening Flexible Spending Accounts and may purchase Short-Term Disability (STD) insurance. Basic life insurance is provided by the State and employees have the option to purchase supplemental life insurance. You are eligible for enrollment into these programs after a brief 90-day waiting period.

Health Care

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This no-cost, confidential assistance program is designed to help employees and their eligible dependents address personal difficulties such as emotional problems, substance abuse issues, relationship and family crises, and legal and financial worries—before the problems spill into the workplace. In addition to counseling, EAP offers work-life benefits and referrals to local affordable resources.

EAP

Wellness Program

Additional health benefits and resources are offered through the State of Arizona Wellness Program. The program is committed to helping employees, retirees, and their spouses and dependents be well today and stay well for life. Wellness provides free or low-cost educational programming, health screenings, interactive web tools, and health-related services. Other campaigns organized by Wellness include the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment, Annual Flu Vaccines, Mini Health Screenings, and the Tobacco Free Program.

Wellness

Retirement and Long-Term Disability (LTD)

State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS has been providing retirement security for over half a century. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

Retirement

Holidays and Leave

State employees receive 10 paid holidays and may earn an additional 13 to 21 days of vacation leave per year, depending on the employee's tenure with the State. Employees are also provided 12 days of sick leave per year, of which, up to 5 days can be used for the care of eligible family members. Additional leave policies ensure employees have the tools to manage their personal and work lives surrounding such events as parental leave, jury duty, and military service.

Holidays and Leave

Flexibility

We have award-winning options – from flexible work hours, to telecommuting one or more days a week or working from home – depending on the position.

Flexibility

Professional Development

There are many career development and professional enhancement opportunities available for you to grow and nurture your career with AHCCCS. We host technical training as well as professional and leadership development activities.

Professional Development

Recognition

At AHCCCS, we know our most important asset is our talented workforce. As such, we ensure that we regularly recognize and appreciate the dedicated service of our employees. The AHCCCS Recognition Team (ART) holds events to honor our employees; and also regularly hosts employee awards and appreciation drawings.

Recognition

Capitol Rideshare

The State of Arizona has a very active travel reduction program and actively promotes alternatives to the single driver commuting to work. Subsidies for riding the bus (including the light rail), vanpool and matching drivers for carpools are just a few of the services offered. For additional information on the Capitol Rideshare services, go to www.capitolrideshare.com.

Capitol Rideshare

Group Auto & Home Insurance

This voluntary auto and home insurance benefit is offered through Liberty Mutual, Travelers, or MetLife Auto & Home. Each company offers competitive rates and convenient payments, including payroll deductions.

Auto and Home Insurance

Computer Purchase Program

This program offers State of Arizona employees the opportunity to purchase computers from Dell, Gateway, and Intel. The computer packages include a 1- to 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty, from complete systems to single components, and are shipped directly to your home. You pay for your purchase via payroll deduction.

Computer Purchase Program

Toastmasters

Looking to improve your public speaking, leadership, and interviewing skills? AHCCCS to Success Toastmasters Club can help! A friendly and supportive weekly luncheon meeting is held where you can meet other people interested in becoming better communicators, listeners and leaders.

Toastmasters

For more information regarding benefits please visit the Arizona Department of Administration Benefits website at: http://benefitoptions.az.gov/