Employer Agreements Due September 30
All employers must create and submit an Employer Agreement through Benefits Connect by September 30, 2016 — even if an installed pastor is their only Benefits Plan member. If employers don’t submit an Agreement, their employees will not be able to elect 2017 benefits during annual enrollment.
Employers must use Employer Decision Support through Benefits Connect to model benefits selections and costs for 2017. Employer Agreements are created through Employer Decision Support. The Agreement details the benefits they will offer employees during annual enrollment (October 17-November 11).
Registering for Benefits Connect is easy; see the Benefits Connect box on this page. For employer representatives (previously, authorized web representatives) who are already registered, IDs and passwords have not changed.
Annual Enrollment Is October 17 through November 11
Annual enrollment, your chance to review and change benefits coverage, will be October 17 through November 11. This year, employees will use Benefits Connect to enroll for benefits online. Look for more information about annual enrollment in coming weeks.
Resource for Churches and Other Employers Updated
The 2016 Benefits Administration Handbook for Churches and Employing Organizations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been updated! This handbook can help church treasurers, clerks of session, and business administrators in their role as benefits liaison to the Board, providing practical information on such topics as enrolling members in coverage and calculating and paying dues.