Promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County.

Key Benefits

The information provided is an overview of the Lake County Health Department’s benefit package which is available to full-time Health Department employees. Part-time employees (20+ hours) may be eligible on a pro-rated basis for the benefits listed.

Thanks to the Loan Repayment benefit, I was able to pay off my school loans during my first 4 years of employment.

Medical (BlueCross BlueShield)

  • HMO/HMO Blue Advantage
  • Traditional PPO
  • Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)

Prescription – Optum Rx

Dental (Delta Dental)

Vision (Superior)

Employee Immunizations

  • Lake County Health Department employees are welcome to receive, at no charge, annual flu and Hepatitis B vaccinations, as well as Tuberculosis testing.

Life Insurance

  • Group Term Life (Securian)
  • Supplemental Term
  • Voluntary Life (NCPERS)

Voluntary Insurance (AFLAC)

  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Care & Recovery
  • Critical Illness
  • Hospital Protection
  • Transit

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee Assistance Program

Health and Dependent Care Savings

  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Dependent Daycare Account
  • Health Savings Account


  • Illinois Municipal Retirement (IMRF)
  • Deferred Compensation (Nationwide)

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Holiday
  • Personal

Pet Insurance (Nationwide)

Home and Auto Insurance (MetLife)

Employee Discount Mall

Tuition Reimbursement

Work / Life Balance

  • Flexible schedules (evenings, nights, weekends, and on-call hours).

Wellness Program

  • The Commit to Fit (Wellness Program) events are open to all benefit eligible employees to encourage and promote an active and health lifestyle.