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 INFORMATION FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

Congratulations on your new job! Pay is only part of the compensation you earn working for the Department of the Navy. We offer a broad array of benefits programs to meet your needs and those of your family. You will make your benefits election within the period stated in the table below. To learn more about each program, click the appropriate link. You can also view the New Employee Benefits Orientation eSeminar for additional information.

Program Election Period from Date of Appointment
Life Insurance Basic coverage is automatic; you have 60 days to elect optional coverage
Health Insurance 60 days
Dental and Vision Insurance 60 days
Flexible Spending Account 60 days (or by October 1, whichever is earlier)
Long Term Care Insurance 60 days (for abbreviated underwriting)
Thrift Savings Plan Automatically contribute 3% of basic pay, can change or cancel at any time

Become familiar with your available benefits so you can make informed choices. Point Me in the Right Direction can help you determine which application to use to make your election. If you have questions related to your benefits as a new employee, contact the Benefits Line.

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