Employee Benefits

Faribault County offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees. Employees become eligible for benefits the 1st of the month following 30 days of active employment. Benefit offerings can and do change on occassion.

Benefits Available to Full-Time Employees

*A full-time employee is defined as working at a minimum of 30 hours per week.


Provided by Faribault County:


  • Health Insurance - three plan options available for Single, Employee + 1, and Family (premium responsibility is shared between the County and the employee)
  • $30,000 Basic Life Insurance Policy (premium paid for by the County)
  • Annual HSA or VEBA contribution by the County (determined year-to-year and by bargaining unit contracts)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays (unless specified otherwise in bargaining unit contracts)
  • PERA (Public Employee's Retirement Association) Retirement Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Workers' Compensation - covers medical expenses and lost wages for injuries that occur on the job and approved by Workers' Compensation insurance carrier
  • Severance Pay after 10 years of service
Voluntary Benefits:


  • Dental Insurance - three plan options available: Single, Employee + 1, and Family
  • Vision Insurance - three plan options available: Single, Employee + 1, and Family
  • Life Insurance - employee addiitonal life, spouse life, and dependent life
  • Medical and Dependenct Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - pre-tax
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Hospital Confinement Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Faribault County Fitness Center Discount