Step 3: Federal Benefits

Selecting your Federal benefits can be a difficult decision. We have several resources to help walk you through the process. Click on the link below that applies to you.

The Benefits Office provides a virtual workshop every other Tuesday to answer questions. You can also send an email to AskBenefits@NIH.gov.

NOTE:  New employees will not have health insurance coverage the first pay period of employment due to pay and duty status requirements.  Enrollment in a health plan is effective the first day of a pay period after you submit your Federal Employee Health Benefits Election form (SF-2809) through USA Staffing Onboarding. Health insurance coverage cannot be applied retroactively.

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