New Hires

Welcome to NVIDIA! We’re glad you’ve chosen to be part of our team. It’s our goal to provide you not only with challenging work and a satisfying work environment, but also a comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, income protection, and compensation programs.

In addition, NVIDIA offers many “extras”—such as NV HEALTH wellness programs, voluntary benefits, and career and learning opportunities—to support you and your family and help you bring the best to your personal and professional lives.

Already an employee? See what plans are available.

Are you an intern? Visit the intern page to see your benefits.

What Plans Are Available?

Eligible NVIDIA family members have a variety of benefits open to them to get and stay healthysave money, and have fun—at work and at home.

Core benefits are offered at no cost to you. You pay a premium for optional benefits based on the plan(s) you choose and who you cover. Knowing the difference between core benefits and optional benefits can help you figure out when to sign up for the benefits you wish to have. Here’s the breakdown:


You’re automatically enrolled effective your date of hire

You Need to Enroll Within 31 Days of Your Date of Hire to Have Coverage and…

Coverage will be effective on your date of hire Coverage will be  effective the month after you   enroll You can enroll and end coverage at any time
Basic Employee Life Insurance 401k* Health Savings Account** Commuter Account
Business Travel Accident Insurance Medical Plans*   Critical illness, Hospital & Accident
Disability Insurance Vision Coverage   LegalEase Legal Plan Identity Theft Protection
GuidanceResources EAP Dental Coverage CHUBB Long Term Care Student Loan Repayment Program
Basic Spouse/Child Life Insurance Flexible Spending Accounts   Pet Insurance
Basic AD&D Insurance Supplemental Employee and Spouse/Child Life Insurance   Auto & Home Insurance
Home and Family Care Support     Home, Personal and Student Loan Support
Special Needs Support      

* If you take no action, you'll be auto-enrolled after 31 days into the Cigna HSA plan and after 35 days into NVIDIA's 401(k) Plan at 6% Pre-tax.

** NVIDIA’s contribution to your Health Savings Account will be available the month after you are hired. You can use your account to pay for qualified medical expenses incurred on or after your date of hire.

Waiving Coverage

If you elect to waive medical coverage you'll receive a $1,200 credit per year evenly distributed per pay period. Please note: If you have a spouse, domestic partner or any other eligible family member employed at NVIDIA, you may not cover each other and only one of you may cover your eligible family members. One of you may decline benefits, but no waive credit will be paid. To waive medical coverage, log into the  U.S. Benefits Enrollment Site and manually waive coverage.  

What About My Home and Family?

We want to help you protect the people and things you value most. Check out these insurance offerings to do just that:

What Should I Enroll In?

Depending on where you live, you have up to several NVIDIA medical plans to choose from. Since your choice will be with you for a full year (or until the next open enrollment period if you’re a newly hired employee)—unless you have a qualified status change, you’ll want to pick the plan that best suits you and your family, medically and financially. To make the most informed decision possible, here’s some food for thought:

What Medical Plan Is Right For You?

The right medical plan for you depends on:

  • Your future healthcare needs
  • Your risk tolerance
  • Your preferences

Set aside 15–30 minutes to do your research, get up to speed on your options, and see what best fits you and your family.

View the HSA contribution chart [PDF]. New hires will receive a prorated lump sum in the month following their hire date. You must also be an active employee on the day the company contribution is funded.

Nvidia HSA, Nvidia HSA Plus

Per paycheck costLow Cost Per Paycheck DeductibleHigh Deductible NVIDIA HSA ContributionUp to $3K NVIDIA HSA Contribution Doctor choiceLarge Network of Providers
More ways to get care:
Nearsite Clinic Virtual Care

* Less than one mile from the Santa Clara campus

Kaiser HSA

Per paycheck costLow Cost Per Paycheck DeductibleHigh Deductible NVIDIA HSA ContributionUp to $1.5K NVIDIA HSA Contribution Doctor choiceKaiser Doctors Only
More ways to get care:

Virtual Care

Nvidia PPO

Per paycheck costHigh Cost Per Paycheck DeductibleModerate Deductible NVIDIA HSA ContributionNo NVIDIA HSA Contribution Doctor choiceLarge Network of Providers
More ways to get care:

Nearsite Clinic Virtual Care

* Less than one mile from the Santa Clara campus

Kaiser HMO

Per paycheck costModerate Cost Per Paycheck DeductibleNo Deductible NVIDIA HSA ContributionNo NVIDIA HSA Contribution Doctor choiceKaiser Doctors Only
More ways to get care:

Virtual Care

When Can I Sign Up?

Eligible employees will be automatically enrolled in core benefits. For optional benefits, some rules apply:

  • Newly hired employees have 31 days from the date of hire to enroll, and coverage is retroactive to the date you joined. If you experience a medical emergency prior to enrollment, you’ll pay medical expenses out of pocket and work with your provider to submit reimbursement once plan enrollment has been confirmed.
  • If you don’t take any action to waive coverage, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the NVIDIA HSA Plan. You’ll still need to create your HSA through Fidelity in order to receive the employer HSA contribution.
  • All other employees can make changes during open enrollment (effective January 1), or within 31 days of a qualified status change (such as a marriage, birth, or divorce)
  • You’ll receive your medical ID card in the mail within 10 business days. Vision and Dental do not offer ID cards, you’ll provide your Alternate ID to your provider.

How Much Will It Cost?

One of the biggest considerations in picking a medical plan is cost. We provide top-notch healthcare at affordable prices for you. There are two costs you need to think about:

  1. What you pay out of your paycheck for medical, dental, and vision coverage. See the costs below or check out this PDF.
  2. What you pay during the course of the year to meet your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. Compare your options [PDF] carefully so you know what you’ll pay. Make sure those numbers fit your household budget and personal savings so you’re prepared if you need to pay a large bill.

How Do I Sign Up For Benefits?

Visit the U.S. Benefits Enrollment Site and log in to enroll in optional benefits—including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and Flexible Spending Accounts. You have 31 days from your date of hire or a qualified status change (like a marriage, birth, or divorce) to update your benefits. If you don’t enroll in optional benefits, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the NVIDIA HSA medical plan, which might not be right for you. But you won't have dental or vision coverage, and you won’t be able to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts.

Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in core benefits, including employee life, accident, and disability insurance.