Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Due to circumstances resulting from the air quality employee early release, this year's Open Enrollment has been extended through Tuesday, November 20th at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The 2019 Employee Open Enrollment Guide is now available online and can be accessed externally for your family members to review with you. Open Enrollment provides you with the chance to review your current health care choices and decide if they're still right for you and your eligible family members. You should carefully review the Open Enrollment information and consider any changes in your life which may affect your insurance and other benefit needs. All changes are effective January 1, 2019 and will appear on your first paycheck in January. For more information on the 2019 Open Enrollment options look at the Open Enrollment Guide that is available on the Benefits Web site at


The Benefits Office has scheduled a series of workshops to provide information intended to increase your awareness of programs available to enhance your future financial security.

Upcoming Sessions:

Estate Planning
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, November 5th, Building 543, Auditorium Room 1001.
This workshop is designed for employees interested in learning more about basic estate planning strategies and concepts for preserving assets including such issues as wills, trusts and life insurance programs.

Attendance is open, and no pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch and your questions.

Quarterly Market Update
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 13th, Building 543, Auditorium Room 1001.
This workshop will be presented by Fidelity Investment and will identify the driving forces of recent developments in financial markets. It will provide an understanding of how to develop various investment strategies to help participants plan to stay on course in any market.

Attendance is open, and no pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch and your questions.

Basic Guidance to Optimize 401(k) Plan Benefit Potential
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 14th, Building 543, Vista Room 2074.
This workshop will provide a basic overview of contribution limits and available investment options to maximize your investment potential in the 401(k) plan as well as how to enroll.

Attendance is open, and no pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch and your questions.

Comprehensive Retirement Education Workshop
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 6th, Building 123 Auditorium.
This full-day workshop is designed especially for those within 10 years of retirement. It will provide attendees with a complete overview of the retirement benefits available to Laboratory employees, including the LLNS 401(k) retirement plan, LLNS Defined Benefit Plan and eligibility requirements for continuing health and welfare benefits after retirement. Participants will receive information to assist in evaluating the fiscal impact of electing various payment options and discover methods to minimize possible taxes and/or penalties on distributions. In addition, this workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive look at Social Security and Medicare, long-term care, investment options after retirement, estate planning techniques and a host of other retirement planning tips. The workshop is a "How To" primer for those who want the facts on retirement as participants will be given the opportunity to present their questions to subject matter experts.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop and seating is limited. Employees may register a guest to accompany them. Badging for a guest is the responsibility of the employee. There is no cost to register. To register click here.

For a complete list of the 2018 financial education workshops, click here.