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The Times offers an array of comprehensive benefits. This chart highlights our available benefits and when a staffer becomes eligible to elect them.

Full Timers
Health Plan (1)
First Day
Dental Plan (1)
First Day
Vision Insurance (1)
First Day
Basic Life Insurance
First Day
Supplemental Life Insurance
First Day
Short-term Disability
91st Day
Long-term Disability
91st Day
Flexible Spending Accounts
First Day
Tax-Deferred Savings (Individual contribution)
First Day
Eligible after six
months of service
First day – 7 paid holidays each year
Paid Leave Time (PLT)
First day – number depends on
when hired during year
Paid Bereavement Leave
First Day
Paid Jury Duty Leave
First Day
Paid Sick Leave
First Day
Staffer Outside Support (EAP) First Day  
Adoption Assistance
For adoptions finalized after 180th day of employment

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