Steps to enroll in Benefit plans:

  1. Choose your plans.
  2. Enroll in all plans using Workday as part of your Hire - Onboarding process.

Step 1: Choose your plans



Step 2: Enroll in medical/dental, optional plans, and choose your life insurance beneficiary.

Medical and Dental Coverage

  1. Enroll using Workday - this will be part of your Hire - Onboarding process.

    • Required within 31 days of hire or you will be enrolled in a defaulted plan.

  2. Enrolling a spouse/domestic partner?

  3. Opting out of County medical insurance?

  • Benefits start on the first of the month or following Workday enrollment and submission of all required affidavits.

  • Detailed information on medical/dental coverage (plan booklets, summaries of benefit coverages, and opt out details). 

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage

  • The County provides a Basic Life Insurance Plan of $50,000 as well as $100,000 in AD&D coverage, at no cost to you.
  • Assign your beneficiaries in Workday as part of your Benefit Change - New Hire event.
  • Detailed information on Life Insurance.

Health Reimbursement Arrangement - Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association

  • A HRA VEBA is an account you can use to reimburse qualifying out-of-pocket medical care costs for you, spouse, and any qualified dependents.
  • The County contributes to this fund at an amount equal to 1% of your salary.
  • Eligibility and enrollment are automatic (enrollment forms are optional to personalize investment options).
  • Visit for more information.
  • Detailed information on HRA VEBA.

Long Term Disability Insurance

  • The County provides LTD insurance, at no cost to you. This provides partial salary replacement due to injury/illness after a 90 day period.
  • You are automatically enrolled in this plan

TriMet Pass 

  • The County provides a TriMet Annual Pass for you to use to travel free of charge on all TriMet buses, MAX, Streetcar, Wes, Tram, and C-Tran non-express routes.
  • Fill out the TriMet agreement form and you will receive your TriMet Hop Fastpass in the mail.

Employee Assistance Program

  • Our EAP is available to help county employees and their family members find solutions for everyday challenges.
  • You get 6 free counseling visits per issue per year.
  • Includes access to a 24-7 Crisis Line: 1-866-750-1327, help with: work-life balance, stress & resiliency, adapting to change, child & elder care, identity theft recovery, financial counseling, home ownership, legal and mediation services, and more.
  •, access code: GoMultCo, or call 1-866-750-1327
  • You are automatically enrolled in this plan.

Optional/Supplemental benefit plans:

Flexible Spending Accounts: MERP, DCAP, and TRPs

An FSA reduces your tax burden and increases your take-home pay while setting aside money for eligible expenses. Multnomah County offers four types of Flexible Spending Accounts:
  • MERP (Medical Expense Reimbursement Program)
    • Used for covered medical, dental, and vision expenses.
  • DCAP (Dependent Care Assistance Program)
    • Used for dependent care expenses such as childcare, preschool, afterschool programs, or eldercare.
  • TRPs (Transportation Reimbursement Plan)
    • Used for eligible parking and transit commuting expenses.

Short Term Disability Insurance  

  • This provides salary replacement due to an injury/illness after a 30 day period. 
  • You can apply at any time, but are guaranteed the 30 day waiting period if you enroll within 31 days of hire.
  • Detailed information on STD Insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance

  • You can enroll in supplemental life insurance above your Basic life insurance, up to a maximum of $500,000 for yourself and $500,000 for your spouse/domestic partner.
  • You are guaranteed up to $200,000 of coverage and up to $50,000 spouse/domestic partner coverage if submitted within 31 days of hire.
    • Enroll using Workday as part of your Benefit Change - New Hire event.
  • Detailed information on Supplemental Life Insurance.