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Extra-Help & Temporary Employee Health Benefits

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Welcome to your Extra Help/Temporary position with Kern County!

As a member of the Kern County team, you have the opportunity to take advantage of a medical benefit plan that the County offers their Extra Help/Temporary employees. Below are links to important information about those options that will help guide you in making your decision. Of course, the staff at Kern County Human Resources – Health and Wellness is always available to answer any questions you or your family might have.

Complete the Medical Plan Enrollment/Declination form and return to Kern County HR – Health and Wellness within 20 days of your date of hire.

Health benefits coverage will go into effect the first day of the biweekly pay period following one month of continuous service, beginning on the day the employee physically reports to duty in the benefits eligible position.

Medical Plan and Premium Comparison

Summary of Benefits and Coverage & Plan Information

Kern Legacy Share Select

Kern Legacy Health Plan Network Plus

Kaiser Permanente Minimum Value Plan

Kaiser Permanente Traditional Plan

Policies & Notices

Eligibility Policy

Important Notices

Employee Assistance Program

Balancing the demands of life can be stressful - the good news is we can help. Your Employee Assistance Program is available to help you take control of your life! Through Anthem Blue Cross, County employees and their dependents can access three free counseling sessions, per incident, to help through the tough times.


Federal Law, usually called COBRA, requires that most employers sponsoring group health plans offer employees and their families the opportunity for a temporary extension of health coverage (called "continuation coverage") at group rates in certain instances where coverage under the plan would otherwise end. Employees covered by the County's health benefits programs have a right to choose this continuation coverage if they lose health insurance coverage because of a reduction in hours or the termination of employment for reasons other than gross misconduct.

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