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NIH Benefits

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Employer Summary

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. Learn more: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

Eligible employees are also covered under the umbrella of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). This retirement system is a 3-tiered system that provides benefits from three different sources: a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP is a “401(k)” type plan that provides Agency Automatic and Agency Matching contributions.

More about NIH federal benefits: https://hr.nih.gov/benefits

Benefits for postdoctoral trainees and fellows may differ from benefits for federal employees. Learn more: https://faes.org/content/health-insurance-services


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Mar 11, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    Excellent health insurance, internal health screenings

  • Mar 09, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    great health insurance, transportation compensation program, no 401k

  • Feb 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Rockville, Maryland

    best benefit is the TSP retirement plan

  • Feb 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Frederick, Maryland

    This is the best institution for taking care of peripheral needs. Great health & dental plan options. OHS. and 401K options. No complaints.

  • Jan 16, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    very limited and when you need it, coverage is horrible

  • Nov 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Rockville, Maryland

    best: $250/month subsidized transportation, excellent heath provider choices Worst: salary below industry standards.

  • Nov 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Rockville, Maryland

    Good Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Oct 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    Great health insurance, 401k and vacation

  • Oct 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    The benefits package includes health insurance for the postdocs and the health insurance is great and it covers a lot of things.

  • Oct 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Research Associate in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

    Good health insurance, No dental insurance

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