US National Guard Benefits

4.7 out of 5 (13 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Pension Plan

    "The pension plan (traditional part time soldier) for the National Guard is a bit complicated. It is based off of a points system, rank, and time in…" (3 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "There is no copay or deductible for the service member." (3 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Sabbatical
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Feb 28, 2015
    Current 1SG in Shreveport, Louisiana

    The best thing about the benefits package is the health insurance and the fact that the military still provides a pension after 20 years of service.

  • Dec 6, 2014
    Current Employee in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Best thing is that health insurance is included if you are full time.

  • Dec 20, 2014
    Current Employee in Co Springs, Colorado

    30 days paid vacation!

  • Nov 27, 2014
    Current Employee in Des Moines, Iowa

    Some career limitations and pathways. occasional extended hours. military membership mandatory

  • Nov 6, 2014
    Current Captain in Lehi, Utah

    The best thing is the medical package for weekend warriors and their families. Tricare Reserve Select health insurance premiums are about $90/mo for a single Soldier, $200/mo for a family with no limit on how many dependents are on your plan... 85% covered for in network doctors and 80% covered for out of network doctors. $300 cap for the 15-20% you pay out of pocket for Chronic illnesses/injuries/etc!!!. I'm not sure what it is for singles. $1000 cap for the 15-20% you pay out of pocket for Catastrophic illnesses/injuries/etc!!! Can't beat it, it's the best. The only thing that beats it is when you're on active duty and medical is 100% for you and all your dependents!!!

  • Oct 23, 2014
    Current Recruiting Manager in Ontario, California

    Part-time service for full-time benefits. 100% college tuition, medical, dental, paid training, paid travel.

  • Nov 3, 2014
    Former Employee in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Chance to get a retirement check from a part time (Weekend Warrior) position. This is very competitive and no other part time job will give you that. You also can qualify for educational benefits, discounts from many companies, etc.

  • Oct 20, 2014
    Current 74D CBRN Specialist in San Diego, California

    Great option for college or high school students who want focus on their academics, but still want to work and earn money

  • Oct 13, 2014
    Current Platoon Leader in Decatur, Illinois

    20 years of service and you will get free medicare and more than 1500 monthly income

  • Sep 30, 2014
    Current Senior logistics NCO in Annville, Pennsylvania

    Although I am full time, these comments are directed to part time soldiers. Free medical for part time (traditional) National Guard soldiers is not provided as it would be on active duty. There is Tricare Reserve Select for a reasonable fee. The education benefit can be outstanding for those that actually take advantage of it. Unlike the Reserve forces, students are able to utilize both a state and federal education benefit. As far as 401k is concerned it is the TSP. Money grows tax deferred, but there is no matching. A pension is available for 20 years of service, not obtainable right away as it would be for active service. There are many good calculators online to determine what the pension would be.

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