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Human Resources and Labor Relations

Voluntary Benefits

Long Term Care

LifeSecure Long Term Care provides assistance with personal, everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and dressing, which may be needed as a result of an injury, accident, illness, surgery or advanced age, and are not typically covered through medical insurance. This benefit provides more choices for where care is received: at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. It can help protect your savings and family from significant out-of-pocket costs related to personal care, and contribute to peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

LifeSecure LTC Plan Description

Hospital Indemnity

Aflac Choice offers hospital-related benefits to help with the expenses not covered by major medical, which can help prevent high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses from derailing your life plans. It is customizable. You choose the plan that’s right for you based on your specific needs, and it works well with other products. There are guaranteed-issue options available, which means there is no medical questionnaire required for enrollment. The benefit pays cash directly to you (unless you indicate otherwise)—not the doctor or hospital.

Hospital Indemnity Plan Description

457 Deferred Compensation

Deferred Compensation

Macomb County Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust record keeping and fund management is through Vanguard.

To begin participation, please review the investment tools and information links provided below, then complete and return the Enrollment Form by mail or fax to Vanguard. Vanguard will establish your account in the Plan and electronically transmit your deduction amount to the County to enter and maintain your payroll deduction.

All other information and account maintenance will be handled directly with Vanguard Participant Services at 800-523-1188.

Please visit the Macomb County Retirement Board website to get more information.

Educational Opportunities

Macomb County employees have educational discounts and opportunities available to them!

Central Michigan University

Automation Alley

  • Automation Alley PDF  Please note: The website to Automation Alley's educational opportunities is currently undergoing maintenance until early 2022. Educational opportunities are still available. If you have questions about any of the programs listed, please contact Julie Belanger, Engagement Manager,  via email at

Davenport University

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. As a Macomb County employee, you may qualify for student loan forgiveness

Employee Assistance Program 

Macomb County provides an Employee Assistance Program through Ulliance.  Ulliance offers professional services and support to all Macomb County employees and their family members to help deal with life’s everyday challenges and problems.

Overview of Services from Ulliance

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For News You Can Use from Ulliance, click here!

Flexible Spending Account

Macomb County offers flexible spending accounts for both medical and dependent care expenses. Flexible spending accounts set aside funds for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses. IRS guidelines apply. Employees contribute to their flexible spending accounts on a pre-tax basis through convenient payroll deduction. Macomb County's flexible spending accounts are administered by HealthEquity.

Health Equity Welcome Letter

Flexible Spending Account for medical expenses

Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

Helpful tips for using your HealthEquity card!

Create an account or log in here: HealthEquity

Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses Summary

Short Term Disability

Macomb County partners with AFLAC to provide a short term disability product at great group rates. This is a voluntary benefit purchased by employees on a post-tax basis through payroll deduction.

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Universal Life

Universal Life with Long Term Care Protection, Permanent Life Insurance, Terminal Illness benefit and it is portable.

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Accident Advantage

AFLAC’s Accident Advantage policy provides financial peace of mind to full time employees in the event of injury due to an accident. Benefits are paid directly to the employee and may be used for any out of pocket expenses. This is a voluntary benefit purchased by employees on a post-tax basis through payroll deduction.

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Supplemental Term Life Insurance

Hartford's supplemental life insurance offers life insurance to full-time employees and their dependents.  Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance in increments of $25,000 and may purchase spousal coverage in either $25,000 or $50,000 amounts.  Employees may also purchase coverage for their children in the amounts of $5,000 or $10,000.

Life Insurance - Why do I need it?

Beneficiary Designation Form

Life Claim Form

Provider Website

Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP)

MESP is a state sponsored, tax advantaged 529 college savings plan that’s helping families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education.

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MESP Account Application

For information about initiating direct deposit to an MESP account, please contact MESP Program Manager, Jennifer Urlar at (248) 351-1406

Pet Insurance

Macomb County recognizes that family includes “fur babies!”  Full time employees can purchase medical insurance for their pets at reduced rates. Payroll deduction is not available for this plan. The plan offers three options: Major Medical plan + Wellness, Major Medical plan or Pet Wellness plan. Employees may use the veterinarian of their choice.

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Legal Shield and Identity theft

Legal Shield’s legal plan offers full time employees the ability to speak with an attorney regarding any personal legal matter without worrying about the cost. Services include assistance with real estate matters, speeding tickets and will preparation, among others.

Fact Sheet
Pricing Chart

Critical Care Protection

AFLAC’s Critical Care policy provides financial peace of mind to full time employees who experience a serious health event such as a heart attack or stroke. Benefits are paid directly to the employee and may be used for any out of pocket expenses.

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Healthstyles of Macomb County is the work site wellness program for County employees. For more than 25 years, Healthstyles sponsors year-round activities designed to motivate employees and encourage them to make a permanent commitment to wellness.

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