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The mission of the Insurance Division is divided into 2 distinct categories: (1) The administration and oversight of all County employee benefits programs by the Employee Benefits section and (2) The identification, mitigation and funding of all internal and external County risk within the Insurance Division.
Employee Benefits is responsible for the administration of the Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Benefits Programs and has oversight for the Unemployment Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, and Long-Term Disability components as well.
The Insurance Division is responsible for identifying and quantifying all potential sources of risk to County personnel, County physical assets and members of the general public, which arise out of County operations. Once these risks are identified the appropriate methods of managing them are selected and implemented. These would include Loss Prevention and Loss Reduction activities, risk transfer through appropriate contractual and purchased excess insurance mechanisms, and risk assumption through determining and selecting the correct magnitude for deductibles and self-insured retentions.
The administration and oversight of the self-insured Workers' Compensation Program is the final element that has links to both the Employee Benefit and Insurance sections.