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Overview of Federal Benefits for Applicants

CBP offers the full range of Federal benefits to new employees:

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) includes three components:

  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Social Security
  • FERS basic annuity

Health Insurance Programs

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program
  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
  • Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS)
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)

Life Insurance

  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • Basic Employee Death Benefit (BEDB) for FERS Employees
  • SAMBA Employee Benevolent Fund

Other Benefits

  • Personal leave days for vacation, family care, and illness
  • Paid training
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Employee assistance program

Other benefits that may be available:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Telework
  • Fitness centers
  • Student loan repayment
  • Law Enforcement Retirement Benefits for certain occupations

To learn more about these benefits, visit the following sites: