Benefits Newsletters

Latest Newsletter: June, 2019

Wed, Jun 12th 2019, 11:00am

If you are getting married or divorced, or you are having or adopting a child, those are qualifying life events (QLE) that will allow you to make certain changes to your benefits.   For information on the timelines and the process, go here

Questions may be directed to your Benefits Contact or AskBenefits@nih.gov.

Wed, Jun 12th 2019, 11:05am

It is very important and your responsibility to review your LES each payday to ensure that proper deductions are being withheld.  You can access your LES at any time in myPay.  Should you discover a benefits withholding problem, notify your Benefits Contact immediately.  For other withholding problems, contact your timekeeper or Administrative Officer for assistance.   Your LES is available in myPay for only the past 26 pay periods.

Wed, Jun 12th 2019, 11:08am

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 the coverage you want to KEEP.

Wed, Jun 12th 2019, 11:10am

TCC is available to: 1) employees who lose their FEHB Program coverage because they leave their Federal jobs; 2) children who lose their FEHB Program family member status because they reach age 26; and 3) former spouses who lose their FEHB Program family member status because of divorce or annulment. TCC allows former employees to continue their FEHB Program coverage for up to 18 months, and children and former spouses to continue FEHB Program coverage for up to 36 months.

Wed, Jun 12th 2019, 11:12am

The Spouse Equity provisions of law allows the former spouse of a Federal employee or annuitant to enroll in The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program if he or she: 1) was covered under FEHB as a family member at some time during the 18 months before the marriage ended; 2) has not remarried before reaching age 55; and 3) has a qualifying court order (a court order that awards the former spouse a portion of the employee's or retiree's annuity benefit or a survivor benefit based on

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