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Employee Benefits

"Let us handle the daily activities of managing your benefits" 


The Benefits Section of Human Resources & Risk Management is a customer service and benefits processing operation. We handle the daily activities of managing your benefits, design communications to keep you apprised of changes, prepare you for retirement, conduct data analysis, provide training on our technology-based benefits and new employee orientation. Our staff continuously strives to provide comprehensive benefits to employees, dependents and retirees while maintaining reasonable costs and a high level of service.

We recognize each employee has different needs and since time is of the essence, technology and convenience are the key factors in conducting business. Plan participants may log on to to check claims payment status, eligibility, order an ID card, get a Treatment Cost Estimate or Drug Cost Estimate, print your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements, check out the Clinical Payment and Reimbursement Policy, refill mail order prescriptions, monitor Flexible Spending Account (FSA) balances, query for medical information or just search for a provider anywhere in the country. Utilizing the Cigna tools enables you to get the most value out of your plan and saves time!

Those who prefer personal contact may call Cigna's Harris County dedicated customer service line at (888) 806-5042

Call: (800) 279-2401 or the Harris County Benefits staff at (713) 274-5500

Call: (713) 755-5117, toll free (866) 474-7475Call: (866) 474-7475.

Benefits Comparison for Plan Year 3/1/17 – 2/28/18


Harris County Benefits Program

Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan. 

The following list of benefits is offered only to employees in regular (full-time) positions

  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Wellness 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Long-term disability 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service. 
  • 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan 
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account 
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan 

The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees: 

  • Retirement pension (TCDRS) 
  • Flexible schedules (varies by department) 
  • Transportation Assistance (Metro Ride Sponsor Program) 

In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed. 

For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:  

Agency: Harris County 

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240, Houston, TX.  


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