New Hire Benefit Enrollment Information

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New Hire Benefit Enrollment

Voluntary Benefit Elections must be made within the first 31 days of employment.   Coverage will be effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.    To learn more about your 2024 Benefit Election choices please visit our 2024 Benefits Elections page.   Elections will be made electronically using Employee Self-Service.    Our Benefits Team will provide additional information via email to assist you with online benefits enrollment once you have completed New Employee Orientation.  

Enrolling Dependents

Employees may also enroll dependents who fall under the following eligibility guidelines: 

  • Legally married spouse as recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Statute
  • Children under age 26 which includes: newborns, natural or stepchildren, adopted children, or children whom you have legal guardianship or court-ordered custody.

Dependent Verification Guidelines

Employees who elect coverage for either a spouse or dependents we will require supporting documentation to verify dependent eligibility.  See the City of Newport News Dependent Verification Guidelines for additional information. 

If you should have any benefit-related questions, please contact us at