You have 60 days after your start date to make your benefits decisions. Please review the Benefits Highlights chart for a brief description of many benefits and note any deadlines for making elections. Law Clerks: Please refer to the Law Clerk Benefits Highlights chart.
The following forms are used to make benefit elections:
- Life Insurance
Reminder: All permanent employees and term law clerks are automatically covered by Basic Life unless life insurance is waived in its entirety within the first pay period after entering on duty. For more information, review the FEGLI Program Booklet or visit FEGLI's website at https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/life-insurance/.
If you are interested in additional group life insurance programs available to federal judiciary employees, please contact the HR Department.
- Health Insurance
For more information on health insurance, review the FEHB Guide or visit FEHB's website at https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/.
Plan brochures are available on the web site or upon request from the HR Department.
- Dental and Vision Insurance
There is no FEDVIP enrollment form – enroll online at www.BENEFEDS.com.
A number of supplemental dental and vision plans are available. For more information, visit OPM's website at www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/dental-vision/.
- Thrift Savings Plan
Term law clerk are not eligible for participation. Employees covered by a government retirement plan such as CSRS or FERS may begin contributing to TSP immediately.
- Commuter Benefits
Review the policy and return a completed form if you will be using public transit.
Baltimore Only- review the policy and return a signed copy