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The Times offers an array of comprehensive benefits. Eligibility for benefits differs based on full-time and 1000-hour part-time employment status. This chart highlights our available benefits and when a staffer becomes eligible to elect them.

Benefit
Full Timers
1000 Hour
Part Timers
Health Plan (1)
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Dental Plan (1)
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Vision Insurance (1)
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Basic Life Insurance
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Supplemental Life Insurance
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Short-term Disability
91st Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Long-term Disability
91st Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Flexible Spending Accounts
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Tax-Deferred Savings (Individual contribution)
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Vacation
Eligible after six
months of service
One week a year after two entire calendar years of 1,000 hour service
Holidays
First day – 5 paid holidays each year
 
Not eligible
Paid Leave Time (PLT)
First day – number depends on
when hired during year
Not eligible
Paid Bereavement Leave
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Paid Jury Duty Leave
First Day
First day
Paid Sick Leave
First Day
After one year and 1,000 hours
Tuition Reimbursement
First Day
Not eligible
Staffer Outside Support (EAP)
First Day
First day
Adoption Assistance
For adoptions finalized after 180th
day of employment
 
Not eligible
Matching Grants for Colleges and Nonprofit organizations
91st day of employment
Not eligible
     

(1) Must elect coverage within 31 days of eligibility date. Coverage is effective the date enrollment form is received in Human Resources.