Welcome to the Employee Benefits Home Page. Whether you are looking for information on the health insurance plans, family medical leave of absence, retirement planning, or just need to obtain contact information, this is a great place to start!
New Hires: Start reviewing the Benefits Enrollment Guide to understand and evaluate your benefit choices. In the days following your start date, your eligibility will be activated and you can then register for a user ID and password giving you access to your benefits online. Benefits enrollment must be completed online at portal.adp.com, or by calling 866.903.8216, within 31 days of your hire date. Though you cannot enroll before your start date, you can watch this short presentation to learn how to register for a user ID and password.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding benefits.
Pre-tax Benefit Deductions and Changes
Deductions for Medical, Dental, Vision, and other benefits are taken on a pre-tax basis. This means that you don’t pay taxes on those dollars, and are thereby reducing your taxable income. Once you enroll in pre-tax benefits, either as a new hire or during Open Enrollment, your choices will remain in effect for the rest of the plan year unless you experience a “qualified status change”. Federal Law sets specific rules about changes that can be made to benefit elections when premiums are paid on a pre-tax basis.
Examples of Qualified Event
- Change in legal marital status (marriage, divorce, annulment, death)·
- Change in the number of dependents (birth, adoption, death, full time student status)
- Change in employment status that affects eligibility (commencement/termination of employment, or change in hours worked by a dependent spouse)
Call or log on the day following the date you lose or gain coverage to make your coverage changes. Changes must be made within 31 days of the event. You will need to call the Solutions Center at 866-903-8216, or log on to portal.adp.com to make the necessary changes to your current benefit elections.
The requested change must be consistent with the event. While you can change who is covered under the health plan with a qualified event, you may not change the health plan option currently in force (ex. you cannot change from CCAP to PPO1 after having a baby). Human Resources requires documentation to substantiate coverage changes, other than newborns. Do not wait for documentation to notify us of your need to make a change.
Notification of your qualified status change MUST be made within 31 days of the event, via the Solutions Center or the website. If you do not request a change within 31 days of the event date, your next opportunity to make changes is Open Enrollment, effective the first of the following year. If you have questions, or if your status change is a divorce, please email the CU Benefits department at email@example.com