What is the Employee Benefits Center?
The Employee Benefits Center allows you to access all of your current group insurance elections. Through this module, you may access Open Enrollment, New Hire Orientation, and/or Qualifying Event to view and elect your desired coverages, add dependents to your coverages, add beneficiaries to any available life insurance coverages, and view your Summary of Elections. You may also view your elected coverages from the Employee Benefits Center module by clicking on the "View Elections" option. Likewise, you may designate or remove beneficiaries by clicking on the "Beneficiary Designations" option and you may view the coverages and plans currently available by clicking on the "Benefits Highlights" option. Finally, you may click on the "Forms" option to access any available benefit documentation. Please note that any available Summary of Benefits and Coverages documentation can be found on the "Forms" page.
The availability of the Open Enrollment, New Hire Orientation, and Qualifying Event modules will be determined by your benefits administrator.
To access the Employee Benefits Center module, click on the "MENU" button in the upper left hand corner of the page after logging into your account.
The home page of the Employee Benefits Center contains news and other items of importance about your benefits. Check back regularly for updates from your benefits administrators.
After logging into BenTek, please take note of the Session Time Remaining located at the top right of every page under the "Logout" button. For security purposes, BenTek will terminate a login session after 15 minutes of site inactivity. You may reset the timer at any time by clicking on the refresh icon located to the right of the timer. An alert will appear with options to either reset the timer or log out when there is 1 minute remaining.
The Open Enrollment module allows you to make your election choices for the next benefits plan year. Through this module you may view and elect your desired coverages, update dependent information, update beneficiary designations (if a life coverage is elected), and view a summary of your elections.
The New Hire Orientation module behaves like the Open Enrollment module, but it is intended for employees who were recently hired. If the New Hire Orientation module appears in your Employee Benefits Center options, please continue to the New Hire Orientation section. If both the Open Enrollment and New Hire Orientation modules are available, you may access both modules at your discretion.
To access the Open Enrollment feature, select the Open Enrollment option from the Employee Benefits Center module within the navigation menu located at the top left hand corner of your screen.
Selecting the Open Enrollment module will take you to the start page for your group’s open enrollment. This page will contain brief instructions on how to navigate through the Open Enrollment process and it will also provide a date range in which you can access the Open Enrollment section to make changes to your future benefit elections. Click the "Start" button to begin making elections for the next plan year.
After clicking the "Start" button, BenTek will navigate to the Employee Information page. This page displays your personal information including name, address, phone number, etc. After confirming your information, click "Next" to navigate to the Dependents page.
If the information displayed on the Employee Information page is incorrect, click on the Form link provided on the page to navigate to the "Forms" page and download a Change of Address form to submit changes to Human Resources within the enrollment period.
The Dependent Information page will allow you add, edit, and/or remove a dependent record. You will need to create a dependent record for each dependent that you wish to add to your elected benefits.
To add a dependent record, click the "Add New" button.
This button will display a form to input demographic data for the dependent.
The list below includes the minimum fields required in order to add a new dependent:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
Additional fields may be required for dependents at your employer's discretion.
When you are finished entering the dependent’s information, click the Save button.
An alert will display to confirm that the dependent has been added.
After you save the new dependent, the saved information will appear within the Dependents tab. To expand a dependent’s record, click on the blue arrow located to the left of the dependent's name. An expanded record will show all of the demographic information for the dependent.
If you wish to edit a dependent record, click on the Edit icon that appears next to the applicable dependent. This action will expand the form, if not already expanded, and you will be able to change information for any field. Click the save button when you are satisfied with your changes.
To remove the dependent, click the Remove icon. An alert will ask you to confirm the removal of the dependent. Click the "Continue" button to remove the dependent and the record will be removed from within the Dependents tab.
When you have completed all updates for your dependent records, click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page to navigate to the Benefit Highlights page.