Did you recently join our McClatchy family?

How exciting! We have done our best to layout below the most need-to-know benefit information below so you don't have to stress and can start enjoying your work right away.

Enroll in benefits

You have 31 days from the time your in our system (typically by your second day of employment) to enroll in our benefits.

You'll need your 7-digit employee ID number in order to log into Employee Self Service. Go back to your onboarding portal for the default passwords to the system or reach out to your people team for those default passwords.

To enroll you'll need to go to Employee Self Service (Main Menu>Self Service>Benefits>Benefits Enrollment).

2020 McClatchy Benefits Guide

Verify your personal information

Verify your personal information in Employee Self Service such as address, emergency contact, and federal tax withholdings under Main Menu> Self Service>Personal Information.

All your benefit information such as ID cards and Budco verification will be mailed to your address on file so triple-check its corrrect.

Submit eligibility documents to BUDCO

Dependent Eligibility Verification Process
If you add a dependent onto a McClatchy health care plan, you will need to submit additional documentation to Budco to verify your dependents eligibility for this coverage.

You will receive communications about this if applicable in the mail 2 weeks after enrollment.

Submit Evidence of Insurability (EOI)

If you elect more than the above amounts you will need to sumbit EOI documents direclty to Aetna. You will recive a packet in the mail regarding the EOI process 2 weeks after enrollment.

Upon initial eligibility, new hires (or any newly eligible employees/spouses) may elect up to $250,000 in employee supplemental life insurance and up to $50,000 in spouse or domestic partner supplemental life insurance without providing EOI.

Start contributing to our 401(k)

After 6 months of employment and 375 hours of service you'll be able to start contributing to our 401(k).

Enroll online at www.vanguard.com or by phone at (800)523-1188 (Plan #098630).

If you want to roll over your current 401(k) account, please contact the people team.

New Hire FAQ

You benfits will kick in the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

For example, if your start date was October 3, 30 days after would be November 3 which means your benefits would take effect December 1.

  1. Medical insurance
  2. Dental insurance
  3. Vision Insurance
  4. Health Care Reimbursement Plan*
  5. Dependent Care Assistance Plan
  6. Long-term disability insurance buy-up
  7. Supplemental Employee Life Insurance
  8. Supplemental Dependent Life Insurance
  9. Supplemental Child Life Insurance
  10. Accident Insurance
  11. Critical Illness Insurance
  12. Identity Theft Insurance

*Only available to those enrolled in the Classic Care Plan.

Benefit-eligible employees are automatically enrolled in:

    1. Wellness Program
    2. Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
    3. Short-term disability coverage
    4. Long- term disability insurance
    5. Base life insurance

All employees receive access to EAP benefits and are eligible to enroll in pet insurance.

Let your onboarding specialist know that you would like to roll over funds so the 401(k) team can set you vanguard account manually. Once set up, you'll be able to call up Vanguard (800-523-1188) for rollover instruction.

Only once you have worked for McClatchy for six months and worked at least 375 hours during a six-month period, then are you eligible to start contributing to the 401(k).

McClatchy's LiveWell team is here to help you get the most out of our benefits programs! Check out the "I need help" section of our site for answers to common questions, plan information and employee tools.

If you have specific questions or need assistance resolving claim issues contact the LiveWelll team by phone or email: