Post-Closure Benefits

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The Legacy Management Post-Closure Benefits (PCB) Program includes the development, implementation, and oversight of the Department’s policy concerning the continuation of contractor pension and medical benefits after the closure of applicable DOE sites/facilities. This includes oversight of the administration and management of legacy contractor benefits in a fiscally responsible and effective manner. The primary program objective is to ensure a seamless transition of benefits administration after closure. The Benefit Continuity Team (BCT) within Legacy Management is responsible for this program.

Legacy PCBs are benefits earned and accrued by contractor employees while in active employment at DOE facilities and are payable after their employment ends. They are as follows:

  • Pension – A deferred compensation plan established and maintained by one or more employers to provide systematically for the payment of retirement income that is payable for life. 
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  • Retiree Medical and Life Insurance – These are commonly referred to by the industry as PRBs other than pension. A PRB plan is a deferred compensation plan established and maintained by one or more employers to provide systematically for the payment of other retirement benefits including medical and life insurance.
     
  • Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program Act – For more information please contact the Department of Energy Health, Safety and Security Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support or the Department of Labor
      
  • DOE Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) – The FWP was mandated by the U.S. Congress as part of Section 3162 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484) and is responsible for providing ongoing medical screening exams, at no cost, to interested and eligible former DOE federal, contractor, and subcontractor workers to check for potential adverse health outcomes related to occupational exposures. Additional information regarding this program can be found on the FWP website.

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