Participating in the Plans
Leidos' benefit programs are intended to provide a competitive and comprehensive level of protection for our employee and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance and other employee benefits*. For more information, download Participating in the Plans document.
*The benefits described in this document are not applicable to employees of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., 1901 Group, Gibbs and Cox, QTC or Dynetics.
Enrolling in Coverage
Participants must make their benefit elections within 31 days of being hired, during annual Open Enrollment periods, or after a qualified life event, when they also may make changes.
Participants will select from a number of plan options prior to enrolling for coverage. The plan the participant chooses during enrollment will apply to the participant and any dependents and will remain in effect for the entire plan year. In the case of a qualified life event, under most circumstances, the participant will be able to change only the level of coverage (i.e., Employee Only, Family Coverage) but not change coverage options (switch from one plan to another). The participant may also choose to drop coverage.
When enrolling for certain plans, participants must choose a level of coverage, which indicates who will be covered for benefits:
- Employee only;
- Employee and spouse or registered domestic partner;
- Employee and one or more children; or
- Family coverage.
Levels of coverage may not be changed until the next Open Enrollment period unless the participant or dependents experience a qualified life event (see "Changing Coverage (Qualified Life Event Changes)" for more information).
Open Enrollment is generally held in the fall for a coverage-effective date of January 1. Participants may enroll in, change or drop coverage. Participants should review the Open Enrollment information carefully for information about benefit changes for the following year, including changes in benefit levels and participant contribution rates.
Annual enrollment required for Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts and Group Universal Life - Cash Accumulation Fund
If a participant does not make an election during the Open Enrollment period, his or her current coverage choices will remain in effect for the next plan year, except for Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) elections and Group Universal Life (GUL) - Cash Accumulation Fund (CAF) contributions. Employees who wish to contribute to an HSA, FSA and/or CAF, must re-enroll each year. If they do not re-enroll each plan year, they will not be able to participate and will have to wait until the following Open Enrollment period to re-enroll.