Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

As a full time Wright County Employee you are eligible for health care at a health care facility of your choice.  Your Alliance Select Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield network is one of the largest in Iowa.  Covered services include:  Emergency care, surgery, maternity care and other medical treatment, preventative services, and prescription drugs hospital stays, office visits, and specialty care.

 Health Insurance Side Fund

As an additional benefit, Wright County has set up an employee side fund that pays part of your deductible.

 Dental Insurance

Dental care benefits are paid up to the scheduled allowances found in your Group Dental Plan booklet.

 Life Insurance

In the event of your death, your beneficiary will receive $50,000.00 through Employer’s Mutual Insurance.  Your beneficiary will also receive an additional $25,000.00 in the case of an accidental death through the Iowa State Association of Counties of which Wright County is a member.


Both you and your employer contribute a percentage of your wages to IPERS to help fund your retirement benefits. Your employer deducts your contributions from your paycheck and sends both your share and your employer’s share to IPERS. Contributions from all IPERS members are pooled and invested. The contributions and investment income are held in a trust fund for the exclusive purpose of paying benefits to IPERS members and their beneficiaries and the related administrative costs.

 Because IPERS is a defined benefit plan that pays a lifetime pension based on a formula, your contributions reflect only a small part of the potential value of your IPERS benefits. The value of your benefits grows as your years of public employment increase.

 Your contributions plus interest are always yours. If you leave public employment before you retire, you may keep your money at IPERS, roll it over to another qualified retirement plan that meets IRS requirements, or take a refund.

 Miscellaneous Benefits

Paid vacation, 9 paid holidays, Paid sick leave, Bereavement Leave, Comp. Time.  Wright County also offers:  Cancer Insurance Policies, Vision Care,  and two Deferred Compensation Plans that you have the option to participate in.