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US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

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VA offers a robust package of Professional, Insurance, Financial and Retirement Benefits that is unmatched in the private sector. For travel positions, benefits may vary based on the length and type of appointment.

  • An outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose are available to VA employees.
  • VA is proud to offer salaries that are competitive with the private sector.
  • We know that a well-rested medical staff has a direct impact on producing positive patient outcomes. As such, we’ve gone through great lengths to provide employees with a superior work/life balance.
  • We understand that continuous learning is essential to medical professionals and encourage VA employees to pursue higher education by offering comprehensive education support programs.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance  (230 comments)

    “Several great options to choose from without feeling pressured. More than enough time to adequately select provider.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (139 comments)

    “After 15 years with the federal system, you are able to acquire 6 weeks of vacation plus 4 weeks of sick leave/dependent care/bereavement leave (all...”

  • Retirement Plan  (81 comments)

    “There is an all-encompassing program, but you have many options to choose from within this program.”

  • Feb 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Nurse in Boston, Massachusetts

    Best 401k in the country, hands down. Huge selection of health benefits.

  • Jan 29, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Veteran Service Representative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Health insurance options and retirement plan that are available to all federal employees.

  • Jan 28, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current RN in Washington, District of Columbia

    Federal Government employment benefits package is a plus. Easily transferable if changing agencies. Worth the time and effort it takes to get into civil service.

  • Jan 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Ratings Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

    If there is a government shutdown where you are without pay, that does make things more complicated. But, assuming you get paid once the shutdown is over, you will not be paying for your premiums out of pocket.

  • Jan 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Registered Nurse, BSN in Columbus, Ohio

    Affordable health insurance with good coverage. Excellent annual leave and sick benefits.

  • Jan 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Johnson City, Tennessee

    benefits were great and covers most everything.

  • Jan 14, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New Bedford, Massachusetts

    Great benefits , competitive, awesome, amazing

  • Jan 11, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Medical Technologist in Louisville, Kentucky

    Health insurance choices are many. 401k and pension included.

  • Jan 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Richmond, Virginia

    Pension and you can take health insurance into retirement and the employer still pays their share.

  • Jan 14, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Albany, New York State

    Benefits are really good especially if you plan to retire

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