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County of Los Angeles benefit plans offer flexible benefits that allow you to choose from nontaxable benefits, taxable cash and the best health coverage plan for you and your family with a monthly "benefit allowance" used to pay for these benefits.


In addition to a robust offering of wellness programs, County employees can afford themselves of lactation accommodation, family leave benefits and other programs to keep you and your family happy and healthy.


County benefit plans allow you the flexibility to elect medical, dental and group term life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage, health & dependent care spending accounts, plus short and long-term disability protection.


The County offers a number of robust retirement and saving plans to help you plan for the future including deferred compensation, thrift and 401k plans.

Learn More about Los Angeles County Benefits


The County of Los Angeles recognizes excellence and performance by providing comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to its employees. Emphasis is directed toward offering you and your family a variety of benefits that help meet your needs and balance your career with your personal life. The main theme of all of the programs is flexibility. These types of programs are made possible through Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code and allows you to choose between nontaxable benefits, taxable cash, and the best plan for you and your family. In addition, the County pays you a monthly "benefit allowance" to use to pay for these benefits.

The County offers four cafeteria benefit plans. Each plan has different benefits and rates. To learn more about the cafeteria plans and the benefits offered through each plan, visit the Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources website, and click on "Employee Benefits".

  1. Choices Benefit Plan - for employees represented by the Coalition of County Unions
  2. Options Benefit Plan - for employees represented by SEIU Local 721
  3. MegaFlex Benefit Plan - for eligible non-represented employees.
  4. Flexible Benefit Plan - for eligible non-represented employees.


As a participant of one of the above plans, you may elect the following benefits:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Health & Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Medical Coverage Protection (Long-Term Disability Health Insurance)
  • Short-Term Disability - for MegaFlex participants only
  • Long-Term Disability - for MegaFlex participants only

Part-time employees (except workers in student positions) who work an average of 30 hours or more per week during a period of three consecutive months may be eligible to enroll in a County medical plan. To learn more about the benefits offered to eligible part-time employees, contact your departmental personnel office.

Depending upon your employment status, the County provides the following retirement plans:

Defined Benefit Retirement Plans (Plans A, B, C, D, E) - to learn more about these plans, call LACERA at (800) 786-6464.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plans - The county offers three voluntary supplemental retirement plans for full-time permanent employees. These plans are governed by IRS code Section 401k and 457. To learn more about these plans, call Great West Life & Annuity at (800) 947-0845.

Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plan (Horizons, 457 plan) for all full-time permanent employees.

Savings Plan (401k) for non-represented employees.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan - The County offers one mandatory retirement plan for all temporary part-time and seasonal employees. This plan is governed by IRS Code, Section 457. To learn more about this plan, call (213) 738-2252.

Pension Savings Plan (457 plan) for temporary, seasonal employees.

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