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

Explore this site or our benefit guide to learn more about what each benefit covers as well as the associated costs. You will also want to review our eligibility policies so you're aware of who you're able to cover. For help making these important choices review our "Choosing My Benefits" page.

If you have questions please check out the New Hire FAQ at the bottom of this page.

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

If you add a dependent onto a McClatchy health care plan, you will need to submit additional documentation to Budco to verify your dependent's eligibility for this coverage.

You will receive instructions directly from Budco in the mail around 2 weeks after enrollment; this process is required to avoid having your dependent losing coverage from non-compliance. More about the Budco verification process can be found here.

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 The Hartford. You will receive a packet in the mail regarding the EOI process 2 weeks after enrollment. More about the EOI verification process can be found here.

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

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

McClatchy's LiveWell team is here to help you get the most out of our benefits programs! If you have any questions please contact the LiveWelll team: