Benefits Newsletters

Latest Newsletter: April, 2019

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:29am

The Long Term Care Partners are offering the following free benefits and advanced-planning webinars: 

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:29am

When was the last time you checked the tax withholdings on your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) for accuracy?  Confirming that state taxes are being withheld for the correct state is extremely important.  If you fail to make a state tax withholding election, the withholdings automatically default to the state of Maryland.  An address change from one state to another completed in myPay does not automatically change your state tax withholding.

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:30am

You may reduce or cancel your FEGLI coverage at any time by completing the Life Insurance Election Form, SF 2817, and submitting it to the Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch (BPLB) in Bldg 31/Rm B3C23.  The BPLB Office at NIEHS is located in Keystone/Rm 1105.  If you want to reduce life insurance, sign only for your coverage you want to KEEP.

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:42am

To be eligible to continue your health benefits enrollment into retirement, you must: (1) have retired on an immediate annuity (that is, an annuity which begins to accrue no later than one month after the date of your final separation); and (2) have been continuously enrolled (or covered as a family member) in any FEHB Program plan (not necessarily the same plan) for the five years of service immediately preceding retirement, or if less than five years, for all service since your first opportunity to enroll.

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:46am

If you have retirement questions and want the convenience of viewing a retirement presentation at your leisure, check out a recorded retirement overview presentation, which was conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

If you have questions, refer them to your Benefits Contact or AskBenefits@nih.gov.

Mon, Apr 1st 2019, 8:52am

Periodically, the Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) receives calls from NIH employees who have been contacted by financial planning company representatives by telephone or mailings.  The representatives are asking to meet to discuss benefits and are implying they represent the NIH or the Federal Government in an attempt to target employees as clients.  The Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch administers the Federal benefits program for NIH.  It is not the practice of OHR to contact employees in any manner to sell financial planning information.  We h

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