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In part one—your first day—of the orientation process, you will:

Benefits and Forms

As a federal employee, you are given the opportunity to enroll in or transfer Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage. Your welcome letter includes a link to the Onboarding Manager system, which provides you with the necessary enrollment forms. If you are unsure of your eligibility, use the CDC Benefits Eligibility Chart to determine the benefits available to you.

Benefits forms should be submitted to HR during Part 1 of the orientation process or soon thereafter. You must submit your Health Benefits Election Form (SF-2809) and Life Insurance Election Form (SF-2817) within 60 days of your entry on duty (EOD) date. You are automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance unless you change or waive this option. Health Benefits do not become effective until the pay period after the forms are received in HR.

HR REPRESENTATIVES CANNOT PROVIDE ADVICE ABOUT OR ENDORSE ANY PARTICULAR BENEFITS PROVIDER. For a list of FEHB providers, including rates and comparison charts, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s Healthcare-Insurance site.

Further, beneficiary forms do not need to be submitted if you agree with the following order of precedence: spouse, children, parents, executor of state, next of kin.

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  • Page last updated: June 20, 2014
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