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Employee Benefits

Miami-Dade County provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that supports you and your family. The 2024 Benefits Guide provides an overview of your benefits, guidance for new hires and existing employees on enrolling and making benefit changes, and information on additional employee services and how to access them. Review our Summary of Benefits for a quick glimpse of the benefits available to you.

As an eligible Miami-Dade County employee, you may enroll yourself and eligible dependents for coverage in one of the offered medical plans.

You may enroll yourself and your eligible dependents for dental coverage even if you decline the medical coverage.

Vision coverage is available to all employees eligible for medical and dental coverage, regardless of union affiliation.

Learn about the benefits eligibility requirements for Miami-Dade County employees and your family members.

Once the annual open enrollment period closes, you may add or delete dependents to your health plan only under limited circumstances known as a Qualifying Event.

COBRA requires continuation coverage to be offered to covered employees and their covered dependent(s) when group health coverage would otherwise be lost due to certain specific events.

Find forms related to Change-in-Status, Flexible Spending Account claim reimbursement, overage dependent eligibility, and a link to designate your beneficiaries for life benefits.

Find services and activities to support you during the pandemic and help you to make the most of your life in these challenging times.


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General financial guidance and pre-retirement financial planning to help all Florida Retirement System (FRS) members through the process.

Florida Retirement System
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Miami-Dade County provides retirement benefits for eligible employees through the FRS.

FRS Retirement Eligibility
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You must complete and submit a Retiree Insurance Application to the Benefits Administration Unit to continue your coverage into retirement.

Insurance for Retirees
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Here you'll find all forms related to election, enrollment, insurance claims and deferred compensation.

Retirement Forms

Supplemental Benefits

If you are like most people, you want to make sure that your loved ones are adequately provided for should something happen to you.

Legal insurance isn't just for the serious issues. It’s for your everyday needs too, like creating a will, fighting a traffic ticket or getting your deposit back from a difficult landlord.

The Deferred Compensation Plan is a tax deferred savings plan that can be used at retirement to supplement your Florida Retirement System and Social Security benefits.

If you are absent from work due to your own medical condition, disability insurance will replace a portion of your income.

A leave of absence is an approved absence without pay for a maximum period of one year.

When you set up a Flexible Spending Account, the funds are deducted from your salary before taxes are withheld.

Employee Support Services are available to all Miami-Dade employees and their eligible dependent family members.

The County’s Wellness Program features health fairs, nutrition and education sessions, health coaches and much more.

Miami-Dade County's Employee Recognition Programs are designed to recognize employees who demonstrate exceptional service and achievements in their public duties.

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Florida Retirement System

The Florida Legislature recently passed Senate Bill (SB) 7024, bringing several important changes to the FRS Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).

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Miami-Dade County employees who are either looking to buy their first home or need assistance with rent or mortgage payments may be eligible to participate in the First-Time Homebuyer or Emergency Housing Assistance programs.

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Watch webinars on several topics centered around retirement. Register today.

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About Us

The Human Resources Department provides centralized personnel services for all County departments. 

We work with departments to identify and assist with workforce issues including a renewed emphasis on performance management and standardized discipline policies, employee development and knowledge transfer, ongoing evaluation of workplace rules, and implementation of workforce metrics to measure and analyze overtime utilization, absenteeism, appeals, payroll issues, and employee development needs.

We coordinate negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and develop viable and sustainable healthcare options. Employee programs include training, wellness and diversity.

We provide residents and employees with a means to have discrimination cases heard and resolved through investigation, mediation, and appeals.