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The County Board approved the HELPS ACT for retired Deputy Sheriffs to pretax their medical, dental, long-term care and Medicare supplement premium payments from their monthly pension payments. There is a one-time setup fee of $25.00 which will need to be paid to the Douglas County Employees' Retirement Trust Fund. Any future changes or new setup plans will also require the one-time $25.00 fee. In order to have your qualified medical, dental, long-term care or Medicare supplement premiums deducted on a pretax bases from your monthly pension payments you will need to complete an Affidavit and Authorization form and Election designation form and return it to the Pension Department at 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505 Omaha, NE 68183 attn: Kathy Adair. Below are the forms required to begin and setup the deduction process. We will need a minimum 45-day notice prior to the effective date to setup the premium deductions. Please read all the information and rules prior to your election. Any questions or concerns please contact Kathy Adair, Insurance & Pension Coordinator at 402/444-6099.
Douglas County - Premium Withholding Election Form - 6148.pdf - For retirements PRIOR to March 2003
Douglas County - Premium Withholding Election Form - 12795.pdf - For retirements AFTER March 2003
The Douglas County Employees’ Pension Committee is made up of 11 members. One shall be a County Commissioner and one member from the retiree group. The other nine members are employees within the County employment.
The current committee members are:
Joe Lorenz, Administration
Brad Alexander, Secretary-Youth Center
PJ Morgan, County Commissioner
Ken Lant, Retiree
Kathy Allen, 911 Communication
Leon Behrens, County Clerk
Mark Foxall, Corrections
Patrick Bloomingdale, Administrator
Tom Wheeler, Sheriff
Lee Lazure, Chair & Civil Service
Jennifer Beisheim, Health Center
NOTICE: PENSION COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE THE LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 9:00AM
The Pension Committee meets regularly on the last Thursday of each month unless otherwise approved by a majority vote of the Committee members. The meetings are located in the Civic Center, Room 903 at 9:00am and open to the public.
This website contains information on:
- upcoming pension meetings
- agenda items
- minutes from previous meetings
- menu selections for the current and previous annual financial reports
- monthly and quarterly investment reports on the fund
Other information found on this site:
- Current Douglas County Pension Plan document
- Retirement requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions or have suggestions please call Kathy Adair @ 444-6099.
DISCLAIMER: In this website you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the pension plan. These FAQs are intended to be an outline of the plan and do not constitute provisions of the plan itself.
The provisions are provided elsewhere in this site. If there would appear to be a conflict between the provisions and the FAQ, the Plan's provisions will govern. If you have a question, please contact the Pension Coordinator.