Did you recently join our McClatchy team?

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.

Review benefits

McClatchy offers a wide variety of benefits ranging from traditional medical, dental, and vision benefits to more non-traditional benefits such as accident and pet insurance.

Explore this site and especially our benefit guide below to learn more about what each benefit covers as well as the costs associated with each. You will also want to review our eligibility policies so you're aware of who you're able to cover.

Definitely take advantage of Alex! Alex is here to help make topics, such as the differences between our health care plans, easy to understand, and assist you in making the best decision about which plan to enroll in.

If you have questions please check out the New Hire FAQ at the bottom of this page. Should your question still not be addressed, feel free to send them to livewell@mcclatchy.com. We are here to help you!

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).

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)

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.

If you elect more than the above amounts you will need to submit EOI documents directly to Aetna. You will receive a packet in the mail regarding the EOI process 2 weeks after enrollment. See the life insurance page for more details.

Start contributing to our 401(k)

Generally, 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 let your onboarding specialist know.

New Hire FAQ

Active, regular part-time and full-time employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for benefits outlined in this booklet on the 1st of the month following 30 days from date of hire.* You may also enroll eligible dependents in certain benefits.

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.

* Temporary employees are eligible 1st of the month following 60 days from date of hire.

  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 up your vanguard account manually. Once set up, you'll be able to call up Vanguard (800-523-1188) for rollover instruction.

Generally once you have worked for McClatchy for six months and worked at least 375 hours during a six-month period, will you be eligible to start contributing to the 401(k). See the 401(k) page for more details.

We’ve come up with a cheat sheet of key benefits jargon, as well as, answers to some of our most frequent questions about covered services.

Alex is an interactive tool here to help make topics, such as the differences between our health care plans. It's easy to understand and assists you in making the best decision about which plan to enroll in.

Click here to get started!

McClatchy's health plans include Aetna's Maternity Program designed to help you from the time you start planning a family, through pregnancy and well after your baby is born. The program is staffed by nurses with maternity experience. Once you've enrolled in the program, you get:

  • Educations materials on prenatal care, labor and delivery, and newborn care
  • A pregnancy survey to help determine whether risk for certain complications exist
  • A preterm labor program to support high-risk women
  • Access to specially training nurse for high-risk mothers-to-be
  • One-on-one counseling to help pregnant women quit smoking and much more!

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: