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(New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013)

The State of Alabama offers generous benefits to Merit System employees that are equal to about 35% of each employee’s pay. Many of those benefits are listed below. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, receive Tier 2 benefits.

Tier 2 Employee Benefits

Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

ADPH pays $930/month ($11,160/year). Employee cost for single coverage is $30 with a Non-tobacco Usage Discount and a Wellness Discount ($115 without applicable discounts). Family coverage is $440 (with spouse) and $305 (without spouse). The family coverage rates are before any applicable discounts and/or waivers.

Dental and Vision coverage are optional.


ADPH pays 14.87% of employee's salary. Employee pays 6% of salary.

Annual Leave

104 hrs/year (13 days/year) - Annual Leave increases every 5 years of service.

Holidays/Personal Leave Day

13 days/year

Sick Leave

104 hrs/year (13 days/year)

Flex Time

Flexible starting and ending work hours (if approved)

Longevity Bonus

$600/yr after 5 years of service - The longevity bonus increases by $100 each 5th year up to $1,000 per year.

Blood Donation Leave

2 hours per approved donation (maximum of 4 hours per year)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides help for employees and dependents whose work performance or quality of life as a whole is being adversely affected by problems such as home and family issues, substance abuse, mental/emotional problems, or health problems. EAP provides 3 free visits per year for each employee and dependent.

Deferred Compensation Plans

Great West; RSA-1

Page last updated: January 21, 2022