Below are the instructions to complete online Benefits Enrollment for new faculty and staff. Please contact Cherylin Shdo, HR Benefits Specialist at email@example.com or at 206-281-2816 if you experience any issues.
To review the Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance offering, please see this separate instruction page. To enroll, you will be redirected to an online portal run by The Standard Insurance Company (see the 'How to Enroll...' section) that will include rates and forms.
PLEASE NOTE: Firefox is not compatible with this system. You must use either Internet Explorer or Chrome.
Confirm Dependent Information and Begin Enrollment
The first page shows all employee and dependent information as it is currently recorded in Banner. If any changes need to be made, contact HR.
Once you have confirmed that all personal and dependent information is correct, select . This will take you to the "New Hire Enrollment" page:
Select the button to begin enrollment.
The "Enrollment Group" page lists all of the available benefits to select from:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
There are two medical plan options to choose from:
Medical with Health Savings Account
Medical with Health Reimbursement Account
Dental and vision only have one option each to choose from.
Once you select any of these, the different levels of coverage will be listed out:
Click on the corresponding button under the "My Choice" section, and then select "Add Choice." This will take you back to the "Enrollment Group" page. Please see the "Covering Dependents" section below for information on how to enroll dependents under these benefits.
Each time that you make your coverage elections for medical, dental, and vision, you will be able to designate which dependents are covered. Select the "Covered Dependents" link after each of those benefits for which you have made elections:
Select the "Choose Benefit" box next to the name(s) of any dependents whom you wish to cover on this particular benefit, and in the "Begin Date" box, enter in the date shown above as the Start Date. Then, select "Choose or Update":
You should see the message "Successfully Updated" if the submission was accepted by the system. Select the "Return to Enrollment Group" to continue.
Follow this process for all benefits for which you wish to cover dependents.
Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Emeriti
For making personal contributions to the Health Saving Account, any of the Flexible Spending Accounts, and/or to the Emeriti Health Solutions plan, you will be able to enter in your per-pay period amount into the form:
Select "Add Choice" when you are done.
Once you have made all of your election choices, select the "Review Enrollment Summary" button. This will take you back to the New Hire Enrollment page, but now all of your elections will be listed:
If you wish to make additional elections or change any before the final submission, select the "Continue Enrollment" button.
If you wish to restart the enrollment process, select the "Cancel Enrollment" button.
If you are satisfied with the elections that you have made, select the "Finish Enrollment" button.
If you select the "Finish Enrollment" button, your final confirmation will appear:
The listed benefits are your current elections. For those benefits where dependents will be covered, the name(s) will appear in the "Covered Persons" table under each benefit.
If you are satisfied, select the "Confirm Enrollment" button. (PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to make any changes to your enrollment once this has been selected).
You will see at the top of the screen if the system accepts your submission. You will also be able to print this confirmation for your records by selecting the "Print Confirmation" button.
Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
To review the Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance offering, please see this separate instruction page(within the SPU HR Wiki structure). A complete of summary of these benefits are included. However, to enroll, you will be redirected to an online portal run by The Standard Insurance Company (see the 'How to Enroll...' section) that will include rates and forms.