Health Insurance

The County sponsored plan for 2021 is the PERS Select PPO, but you can also choose plans from providers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, and PORAC (if you are a member) to suit your needs.

2021 Health Insurance Plans

  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • Blue Shield Access and HMO
  • PERS Choice PPO
  • PERS Select PPO (County sponsored plan)
  • PERSCare PPO
  • PORAC (Available to PORAC members only)

The County offers employees the option to contribute to a pre-tax medical FSA and dependent Care FSA.

Life Insurance

Colonial is the County's life insurance provider.  We offer the following products through Colonial:

  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Basic Term Life
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Optional Dependent Term Life
  • Optional Term Life

Dental & Vision Insurance

Nevada County employees can opt to receive dental and vision insurance without opting for health insurance coverage as well. This will give employees more flexibility to match their choice of insurance plans to their specific needs. Delta Dental is the dental provider offered through Nevada County and VSP Vision Care is our vision care provider.


The County is a member of the CalPERS retirement system and also provides the opportunity for voluntary contributions to a 457 deferred compensation account through Nationwide by way of pre-tax payroll deductions.