Welcome to BAE Systems!
At BAE Systems, the work you do is important—to us and the world. We want to support you to be at your best—physically, emotionally, and financially.
What to know
No matter where you are in life, BAE Systems offers benefits to support you and your family every day. Our benefits cover everything from medical and prescription drugs to saving for retirement and taking time off.
As a new hire, we know you have a lot to think about and do. Use the following information to get familiar with your benefits and take the appropriate action. While most BAE Systems businesses provide the benefits described below, be sure to review any information you receive.
- Learn about who’s eligible for BAE Systems benefits.
- Explore this site to find out more about your benefits, including dental, vision, and life insurance.
- Visit www.cigna.com to see if your health care providers are in the Cigna network and to find medical plan information and resources.
- Visit caremark.com/baesystems to view prescription costs.
If you’re covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), your benefits may vary from what’s described here. Please refer to your CBA for details about your benefits, including eligibility.
What you need to do
- Keep an eye out for enrollment information that will be mailed to you. These packets provide important information and deadlines for you to enroll in BAE Systems benefits. However, you may enroll before your packet arrives if you wish.
- Enroll yourself and eligible dependents in medical, dental, and vision benefits. You have 31 calendar days from your benefits eligibility date to enroll in BAE Systems benefits. Your information packet will include your benefits eligibility date. You may enroll as soon as your information is available on the administration platform, which should occur several days following your hire date.
- Submit the required documents for your dependents. If you enroll dependents in a medical, dental, or vision plan, you must verify their eligibility. Once you finish enrolling, you will receive a link to the BAE Systems Dependent Eligibility Verification Process. You will need to submit specific documents to verify each covered dependent’s eligibility within 60 days of your benefits eligibility date. If you don’t submit the requested information within 60 days, your dependents will be removed from coverage.
To reinstate coverage, you’ll need to submit a dependent appeal form with the required documentation. Visit BenefitsNavigator to find the form. Coverage will not be reinstated until the first of the month following receipt and acceptance of your dependents’ eligibility information.
- Enroll in the 401(k) Savings Plan. You may enroll in the 401(k) Savings Plan as soon as your information is available on the administration platform, which should occur several days following your hire date. If your business unit provides automatic enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled in the Plan. You can opt out of the plan prior to any automatic enrollment effective date.
- Consider your life and AD&D insurance options. You’re automatically enrolled in basic life and basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at no cost to you. You may also elect additional insurance for yourself and any eligible dependents.
If you don’t enroll
If you don’t actively elect coverage or enroll by your deadline, you’ll default to the benefits stated on your enrollment worksheet. Generally, your default coverages will include short-term disability, basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Default coverage may vary in your specific business.
When coverage begins
Once you enroll, your medical, dental, and vision insurance begin the first of the month following your start date or ON your start date if your employment begins on the first of the month. Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and short-term disability insurance coverage begin on your date of hire. Note: If you work as a production employee in our Ship Repair business or if you’re covered by a collective bargaining agreement, your coverage effective dates may be different.