Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

At Archuleta County, we are committed to a comprehensive employee benefits program that helps our employees stay healthy, and maintain a work-life balance. In this guide, you will find important information on the health and well-being benefits available to you for the 2021 plan year. Please take a moment to review the benefits Archuleta County offers to determine which plans are best for you.

2021 Benefit Summary


Full time employees and their qualified dependents are eligible to participate in the Archuleta County benefit program. Benefits begin the first day of the month following date of hire.

• Medical - Two plans to choose from a PPO and a HDHP

• Dental

• Vision

• 401(a) Retirement plan with matching employer contribution

• Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Accrued Vacation

• Accrued Sick

• Paid Holidays

Voluntary Benefits

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

• HSA available for HDHP participants

• 457(b) Retirement plan


• Medical Transport Solutions (MASA)

Vacation Leave

Accrued per pay period based on number of years of service:

1 to 5 Years: 6.67 hours per month (2 weeks per year.)

6 to 10 Years: 10 hours per month (3 weeks per year.)

10+ years: 13.33 hours per month (4 weeks per year.)

Sick Leave

Accrued at 8 hours per month for full time employees.

Part time and seasonal employees accrue one (1) hour for every 30 hours worked.

Paid Holidays

Paid holidays each year which include: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday (4 hours), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, County Heritage Day, Christmas Eve (4 hours), Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve (4 hours).

Life Insurance

Eligible employees receive basic life and AD&D insurance of $50,000 for minimal cost.