​​​​​​​​​​​Y​our benefits are a valuable part of the compensation package you receive as an employee of the County of Sacramento.  We strive to provide benefit programs designed to meet our employees’ current and future needs, and help them as they balance their careers and personal life.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this site and contact the Department of Personnel Services Employee Benefits Office with any questions you might have. ​​ 

What's New

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment starts October 2, 2023, and goes through October 27, 2023.  Please click here ​for more information.  

HMO vs. High Deductible Plan Informational Sessions (9/20 and 9/21/2023)

You have an opportunity to increase the amount of your County net pay without changing your do​ctors, hospitals, or prescription drugs. The County offers three (3) traditional Health Maintenance Organization plans (HMO) and three (3) High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP). HDHPs have lower monthly premiums than traditional HMO plans but may have larger out of pocket expenses for services which are paid for at the time of care. Learn more​.

Announcing a Fee Reduction

We recognize that today’s environment can be challenging, with things like inflation and choppy markets. Therefore, we’re excited to share some positive changes to the County of Sacramento 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. As previously communicated, we negotiated, for the term of their current contract, a fee reduction with Fidelity Investments, the Plan’s administrative service provider for the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. For the new fee structure view this flyer.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program will forgive the remaining balance on Direct Loans after one has made 120 qualifying payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.  Sacramento County is a qualifying employer.  Earn credits towards your loan forgiveness by making payments towards your student loans while working full-time for Sacramento County – any job class at Sacramento County qualifies as public service.

To qualify:
  1. ​Submit a PSLF and/or Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF) certification and application to begin the process and be switched over to a specialized loan provider.  Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) & Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF) Certification & Application (
  2. They will make sure your​ loan is moved over to a qualifying loan type and evaluate prior payments for counting towards the program.  
  3. Once you are working for the County, submit an employment certification filled out by your payroll specialist at Sacramento County once a year - Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) & Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF) Certification & Application (​​
  4. ​Once a year you will receive a letter with the number of payments that count towards PSLF
  5. After 120 qualifying payments you will receive a loan forgiveness letter

Certain job classifications (see information in the link above) may qualify for Perkins Loan forgiveness after four to seven years of service depending on the employment type.  Once you are in a qualifying role:
  1. ​Apply for cancellation or discharge of a Perkins Loan to the school that made the loan or to the school’s Perkins Loan services​
    • They will provide forms and instructions specific to your type of cancellation or discharge
  2. ​​Your Payroll Specialist at Sacramento County can provide any needed certification of your employment

Healthcare Student Loan Programs:​

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)​
The California Dental Corps Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayments for dentists who work in dentally underserved areas and provide services to at least 50% dentally underserved populations.  The program will provide $35,000 for loan repayment annually for three years, to reach a total of $105,000 or the total of the loan,  whichever is the lesser amount.

BSNLRP participants can earn up to $10,000 in loan forgiveness after a 12-month service agreement.  It’s available to California-licensed registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.  Participants are required to log at least 32 hours per week toward direct patient care at an eligible state site, which includes County Facilities.  ​

CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program
CalHealthCares provides loan repayment to eligible dentists and physicians whose patient caseload consists of a minimum of 30% Medi-Cal beneficiaries.  Eligible dentists may apply for either a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation, or a Practice Support Grant up to $300,000 in exchange for a 10-year service obligation.  

Accessible to California-licensed mental health providers.  In exchange for up to $30,000 in student loan forgiveness, recipients must agree to provide two years of direct mental health care and at least 32 hours per week at an eligible facility, which includes County Health Facilities.  
For practicing licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in California.  In exchange for a 12-month service commitment, offering at least 32 hours of direct patient care at an approved site, which includes County Facilities, participants received up to $6,000 in loan forgiveness.

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan repayment Program (STLRP)
For qualifying California-licensed physicians and surgeons to serve in shortage areas.  After fulfilling a three-year full-time service contract working in underserved communities at an eligible facility, which includes County Health Facilities, participa​nts can receive up to $105,000 in forgiveness.  Generally, physicians must be practicing outpatient care and provide at least 32 hours of direct patient care per week. Obstetricians must offer at least 21 hours of direct patient care per week.  ​

Contact Information​
700 H Street, Suite 4650, Sacramento, CA 95814​
Phone:  (916) 874-2020 Fax: (916) 874-4621
Email: or
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.​​