Why Work for New Mexico? 

Benefits and Perks

The State of New Mexico offers employees competitive benefits and perks. Benefits include, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, pharmaceutical, Employee Assistance Program, basic and supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and disability benefits to enhance the lives of our employees and their qualified family members. Perks include, alternative work schedules (where possible), telework (where possible), free mental health counseling sessions, plus much more!

An overview of New Mexico State Employee Benefits and Perks can be found below. Visit the State of New Mexico’s Employee Benefits website for a comprehensive detailed listing of benefits. 

Medical Plans



Stay Well Health Center

Paid Annual Leave



Estate and Financial Planning Assistance

Medical Plans

For detailed Medical Plan information visit: mybenefits.

Medical Plans Overview


Presbyterian (View the Presbyterian Member Guide):

  • HMO plan with two tiers available
  • Global travel health emergency assistance
  • Online wellness tools
  • Free access to Talkspace
  • Fitness Program – Gym memberships for members and dependents at a significantly reduced cost: (View the Fitness Pass membership guide)


Blue Cross Blue Shield



  • Free Fitbit for Cigna members (View the Cigna Fitbit flyer)
  • Cigna MotivateMe Program – Earn rewards for healthy behaviors
  • Medical and Behavioral Virtual Care
  • Lifestyle Management Programs


Vision Benefits by EyeMed

Comprehensive eye exam every 12 months, covered with $10 copay, plus:


Delta Dental of New Mexico

Delta Dental PPO is a low cost option offering Delta Dental PPO Network dentists at the most discounted Maximum Approved Fees.

  • No cost for diagnostic and preventative services
  • No age limit for Orthodontic coverage

Paid Leave & Flexible Work Schedules

The State of New Mexico offers generous leave options including:

  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Paid Administrative Leave for Fitness and Wellness*
  • Reasonable Accommodations Following Pregnancy
  • Alternative Work Schedules (where possible)*
  • Telework (where possible)
  • Predictable Scheduling


*Available after initial one-year probationary period.

Life & Disability Insurance

Basic & Supplemental Life

  • $50,000 of Basic Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) provided for each employee by The Hartford: AD&D Flyer 
  • Supplemental benefits for employees and dependents are available.


Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance

Short- term and long-term disability insurance protects your ability to earn a paycheck in the event that you experience a serious illness or injury. The State of New Mexico disability plans are administered by Erisa Administrative Services, Inc., the State of New Mexico’s Third Party Administrator. For more information, visit mybenefits.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to automatically set aside money from each paycheck into an account that you can use to reimburse yourself for certain out-of-pocket costs including health, dependant care, and transportation expenses. You decide how much to put in an FSA and you aren’t taxed on this money.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides the tools our employees need to live a healthier life, from counseling to interactive webinars.

Stay Well Health Center


One of the most important benefits you receive as a state employee is membership in the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA). Because PERA is a defined benefit plan, you are guaranteed life-long monthly benefits after retirement. Benefits are paid when certain age and service credit eligibility requirements are met, regardless of the amount of member contributions paid into the plan.

For more information visit the PERA website.

Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits offer additional coverage to help with life’s unexpected situations, offering peace of mind for you and your family.

Voluntary Benefits include supplemental accident, cancer, critical illness, life with long term care benefit, and whole life. Visit the Voluntary Benefits webpage to view this optional coverage.

Deferred Compensation Plan

State employees are eligible to participate in voluntary the PERA SmartSave Deferred Compensation Plan 457(b) Plan. SmartSave is a supplemental tax-deferred retirement savings plan, lowering your current taxable income. For more information on the PERA SmartSave visit the PERA website.

Access Perks

Access Perks is an employee perk that helps you save more money in your daily life. This private savings network has deals at local and national restaurants, movie tickets, hotels and more!

It’s easy to get started:

  1. Go to stateofnm.accessperks.com and enter your name and email address when prompted.
  2. You will also be asked for your member ID. Your Member ID is your Employee ID. You may find your Employee ID located on your paycheck. Need help finding your Employee ID? Click here.
  3. Create your password and you are all set! You can also go into your accounts settings to set your location preferences.

How to Use Your Access Perks

There are two easy ways to use your Access Perks. Visit the designated New Mexico employee website at stateofnm.accessperks.com, or redeem deals directly from your mobile device by downloading the Access Perks app through the Apple Store or Google Play.

After you register, you’ll be on your way to stretching your money further. Happy savings!

How to Apply

Need help completing your profile and applying for a job? Our Application Guide will help you through the process, including what documents you need, step-by-step video tutorials and information on what happens after you apply. 

Ready to Apply?

Current New Mexico State Goverment Employees: Please apply through your SHARE account.