Annual Enrollment is here...

Annual Enrollment for Active County employees will be - September 15 - October 3, 2014.  Annual Enrollment for Retired County employees who are eligible for County of Riverside sponsored medical, dental and/or vision plans will have an annual enrollment opportunity October 6 - October 24, 2014.  Coverage elections made during the annual enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2015.

Annual Enrollment is your opportunity to:

  • Change your health plan elections
  • Add or drop dependents from your coverage
  • Enroll in the Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care FSA and/or Dependent Care FSA) for 2015
  • Elect or increase life insurance

New health plan option for 2015!

The County will contract with UnitedHealthCare to replace our current coverage option with HealthNet.  Additional information about these plans, provider options and premiums are provided in the 2015 Annual Benefits Enrollment Guide. You will also be mailed an Annual Enrollment packet, which should arrive to your mailing address we have on file between September 11 - September 17, 2014

How to Enroll (Active County Employees)

Employee Self Service online enrollment. Plan changes, dependent additions or deletions, plan waivers, and proof of insurance to support a medical waiver election require an online enrollment using the County's Self Service enrollment process.

Your employee Self Service User ID is ESS followed by your six-digit employee identification number (e.g., ESS123456). You will use the same Self Service password you are currently using to access other employee Self Service functions, such as viewing your online payroll information or making changes to your benefits coverage.

If you do not remember your password:

  • Click on the "Forgot Password" link.
  • Enter your Self Service user ID (ESS + your six-digit employee ID number) and click "Continue".
  • You will be prompted by the system to answer a security question. Once you've provided the appropriate answer, a temporary password will be emailed to you at the primary email address in the Human Resources database.
  • If there is no email address in the Human Resources database, you will get an error message. This means that you'll need to contact your Department Representative or the RCIT Help Desk at (951) 955-9000 for assistance. You can access the Self Service enrollment system on any computer with Web/Internet access or from a County computer at

Computer access will be available during business hours at the County Administrative Center in Riverside at 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, in the Human Resources reception area. You can also contact your Department Representative to ask about access to department computers for enrollment, or you can visit your local library.