The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits program to ensure they stay healthy and feel secure.  DeSoto County is a Florida Retirement Participant.  Benefits offered at no cost to the employee include medical, basic life and accidental death and dismemberment  (AD&D) insurance.  Optional benefits offered are dependent medical, dental, vision, and voluntary life insurance.  For a detailed description of these benefits please refer to the applicable Benefits At a Glance Booklet.



To make any selections, changes or updates to coverages click on the link below and enter your User ID and Password provided to you.  If you do not remember your information contact the Board's Human Resource Dept for help during normal business hours - 8 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri.

Click below for the link to the on-line benefits program.




UnitedHealthcare (UHC)

The County provides a health insurance plan to employees through United Healthcare effective on the first day of the month after 30 days following the date of employment.  The employees’ premium is paid 100% by the County and 50% of the premium is subsidized for Spouse, Children or Family coverage.  This plan has an office visit co-payment of $25 per visit to primary care physicians and $50 for specialists in-network. The plan calendar year deductible is $2,000 per individual and $4,000 per family in-network.  The out of pocket maximum in-network per plan year is $4,500 per individual and $9,000 per family.  

Choice Plus Plan AQOP / 135

Benefit Summary Highlights

Rx Benefit Summary

UHC 2018 Prescription List - January 1, 2018

Preventive Care Prescription List ($0 Cost Share)

Prescription Mail Order



Understanding the basics of network vs. non-network benefits and prior authorization

MyHealthcare Cost Estimator Narrated Video

Virtual Visits

Health Discount Program


The Standard

DeSoto County offers a High or a Low dental care plan through The Standard.  Employees have the option to purchase either plan which provides basic and major coverage for them or eligible family members.  The Low plan provides a $1,000 benefit and the High plan provides a $1,500 benefit per individual per year. 

Benefit Summary Highlights - Low Plan

Benefit Summary Highlights - High Plan

Dental Benefit Guide

The Max Builder

Dental Claim Form

Privacy Notice



This vision plan through EyeMed provides an additional benefit that is over and above what is available through the County’s health insurance plan.

Benefit Summary

Member Web Instructions

Participating Providers  (visit website for complete listing)


The Standard Life and AD&D Insurance

Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) employees are provided life insurance policy through The Standard for (1x) one times their annual salary at no cost.  The policy pays double in the event of accidental death or dismemberment. 

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance - All Active Members

Privacy Notice

Life Services Tool Kit

Travel Assistance Program


Voluntary Life Insurance

BOCC & SOE Voluntary Life Certificate

Tax Collector, Property Appraiser & Sheriff Voluntary Life Certificate

Clerk of Court Voluntary Life Certificate

Evidence of Insurability (EOI)

Beneficiary Designation Change Form

How to File a Claim

Portability 9504

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Portability and Conversion

Portability Request Application

Conversion Request Application


Benefits At a Glance (Plan Year 2018 - 2019)

DeSoto County BoCC Benefits at a Glance

DeSoto County Clerk of Courts Benefits at a Glance

DeSoto County Property Appraiser Benefits at a Glance

DeSoto County Sheriffs Office Benefits at a Glance

DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections Benefits at a Glance

DeSoto County Tax Collector Benefits at a Glance


Supplemental Benefits

DeSoto County employees are afforded the opportunity to elect supplemental benefits through numerous vendors that offer products in addition to the benefits already included in the benefits package.  Through DeSoto County's Cafeteria Plan, the employee may choose to have their premiums deducted on a pre-tax basis.  This reduces taxable income.  Participation requirement is by fiscal year.  Please see below for information on supplemental benefits.   To contact a representative or a financial advisor regarding these plans, please contact Human Resources.


Deferred Compensation - This plan allows you to deduct money from your check pretax and place it into a retirement  investment account.  This is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Section 457 plan and is offered through Edward Jones (The Hartford/ Mass Mutual), ICMA-RC, Nationwide, and VALIC 

Supplemental Insurance - Policies for addtional insurance coverage are available to include, but not limited to, Intensive Care, Hospital Indemnity, Cancer, and Short Term Disability.  These policies are offered through AFLAC, Colonial Life, Liberty National, and Washington National.   

Tuition Discount - DeSoto County Government has a collaborative partnership with Hodges University.  Hodges University offer many degree programs.  Under this signed agreement Hodges University will make the following tuition discounts available to DeSoto County Government employees:  at the undergraduate level, a $400.00 discount per class, per semester, and at the graduate level, a $300.00 discount per class, per semester.   The tuition discount is also applicable to any University online degree program as well.  Eligible undergraduate students/employees may qualify for an additional grant.  The Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) is FREE money (not available at the graduate level) and may be combined with the discount mentioned above for even greater tuition savings! 

Attraction Discounts - Through TicketsAtWork DeSoto County Commissioners employees are now eligible to take advantage of many discounts and special offers for theme parks and attractions nationwide including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Sea World®, Six Flags®, Busch Gardens®, Orlando Dinner Shows & more!  When you create your account use "DeSoto" as your company code.

Perks Card

Pre-Paid Legal Services

Sam's Club

Banking Options:

Florida Central Credit Union

MidFlorida Credit Union

Seacaost National Bank

Wells Fargo Bank