Benefits Newsletters

Latest Newsletter: August, 2018

Mon, Aug 13th 2018, 10:08am

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, Aug 13th 2018, 10:12am

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. If you want to cancel all life insurance coverage, sign in Box 5.

Mon, Aug 13th 2018, 10:16am

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, Aug 13th 2018, 10:33am

No. You will pay the same FEHB premium you paid as an employee. However, annuitants are paid on a monthly basis; therefore, you will pay your premium at the monthly rate.

Mon, Aug 13th 2018, 10:35am

No. When you retire, you will pay the regular employee’s share of the FEHB premium. The agency will pay the full government contribution.