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Employee Benefits

Miami-Dade County provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that supports you and your family. This Benefit Highlights Guide provides an overview of your benefits, guidance for new hires and existing employees on enrolling and making benefit changes, and information on additional employee services and how to access them.

Group Medical

As an eligible Miami-Dade County employee, you may enroll yourself and eligible dependents for coverage in one of the offered medical plans.

Group Dental

You may enroll yourself and your eligible dependents for dental coverage even if you decline the medical coverage.

Group Vision

The MetLife Vision Plan is available to all employees eligible for medical and dental coverage, regardless of union affiliation.

Dependent Eligibility

You may cover your spouse or domestic partner and dependent children under your medical, dental and vision plans. Learn more about the requirements for dependent eligibility.

Changing Coverage

Once the annual open enrollment period closes, you may add or delete dependents to your health plan only under limited circumstances known as a Qualifying Event .


COBRA requires continuation coverage to be offered to covered employees and their covered dependent(s) when group health coverage would otherwise be lost due to certain specific events.


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Florida Retirement System

General financial guidance and pre-retirement financial planning to help all Florida Retirement System (FRS) members through the process.
Florida Retirement System
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FRS Retirement Eligibility

Miami-Dade County provides retirement benefits for eligible employees through the FRS.
FRS Retirement Eligibility
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Insurance for Retirees

You must complete and submit a Retiree Insurance Application to the Benefits Administration Unit to continue your coverage into retirement.
Insurance for Retirees
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Retirement Forms

Here you'll find all forms related to election, enrollment, insurance claims and deferred compensation.
Retirement Forms

Supplemental Benefits

Group Term Life Insurance

If you are like most people, you want to make sure that your loved ones are adequately provided for should something happen to you.

Legal Services

The prepaid legal plan offers affordable and unlimited access to professional attorneys for a wide array of legal needs.

Deferred Compensation

The Deferred Compensation Plan is a tax deferred savings plan that can be used at retirement to supplement your Florida Retirement System and Social Security benefits.

Disability Insurance

If you are absent from work due to your own medical condition, disability insurance will replace a portion of your income.

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence is an approved absence without pay for a maximum period of one year.

Flexible Spending Account

When you set up a Flexible Spending Account, the funds are deducted from your salary before taxes are withheld.

Employee Support Services

Employee Support Services are available to all Miami-Dade employees and their eligible dependent family members.

Wellness Program

The County’s Wellness Program features health fairs, nutrition and education sessions, onsite health coaches and much more.

Employee Recognition

Miami-Dade County's Employee Recognition Programs are designed to recognize employees who demonstrate exceptional service and achievements in their public duties.

News & Events

Get in touch with yourself with the Cool Summer Self Care Series

May 23, 2019 — Human Resources

The Cool Summer Self Care Series returns with a variety of wellness-focused activities.

Enter the Time Machine to realize your retirement

March 25, 2019 — Human Resources

Play the Time Machine trivia game, visit the ICMA-RC tech table and get answers to your retirement questions. Earn 25 wellness points by participating.

About Us

The Human Resources Department provides centralized personnel services for all County departments.

We work with departments to identify and assist with workforce issues including a renewed emphasis on performance management and standardized discipline policies, employee development and knowledge transfer, ongoing evaluation of workplace rules, and implementation of workforce metrics to measure and analyze overtime utilization, absenteeism, appeals, payroll issues, and employee development needs.

We coordinate negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and develop viable and sustainable healthcare options. Employee programs include training, wellness and diversity.

We provide residents and employees with a means to have discrimination cases heard and resolved through investigation, mediation, and appeals.

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