How to use Benefits Connect

​Benefits Connect is the benefits website of the Board of Pensions. It is used by both employers and employees in the Benefits Plans of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to access benefits information and perform a variety of functions.

For employees

Here are some of the things you can do on Benefits Connect:

  • Review personal, dependent, benefits, and service information.
  • View and update contact information.
  • Add or update beneficiaries.
  • Enroll for benefits when you first join the Benefits Plan.
  • Update benefits selections during the annual enrollment period or as a result of a qualifying life event.
  • Estimate your pension benefits.
  • Search for additional information and send requests to the Board through the Resources & Support option at the top of every page.

Registering for Benefits Connect

If you are new to Benefits Connect, here's how to register:

  • Go to Benefits Connect.
  • Select I am a new user on the Benefits Connect log-in page.
  • Select I am a member.
  • Enter your Social Security number, last name, birth date, and ZIP code, then read and accept the terms and conditions.
  • Enter a User ID and password (click on the blue question marks for setup tips).
  • When prompted, select a security question and provide your answer; you may then choose whether you want to set up an SMS (text) security question.

For employers

To register for and access Benefits Connect, you must submit an Employer Agreement to the Board of Pensions. Once the Board receives your agreement, your Employer Profile will be set up and you will be able to register for and access Benefits Connect.

Each employer can have one designated employer representative who can access Benefits Connect. The employer representative is responsible for administering benefits for all employees.

As your organization's employer representative, here are some of the things you can do on Benefits Connect:

  • View and update contact information for the employer representative, Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) representative, and billing representative.
  • Review, update, and confirm employee salary information.
  • Review invoices from the past six months.
  • Enroll members for benefits.
  • Terminate a member's employment.
  • Search for additional information and send requests to the Board through the new Resources & Support option at the top of every page.
  • View your Employer Agreement; model, build, and submit your Agreement at certain times during the year.

Registering for Benefits Connect

If you are new to Benefits Connect, here's how to register:

  • Go to Benefits Connect.
  • Select I am a new user on the Benefits Connect log-in page.
  • Select I am an employer representative.
  • Complete the employer registration form.
  • Check your inbox for the New Registration email; click the link to create your User ID and Password.
  • Enter your employer ID (PIN), then create a User ID and Password (click on blue question marks for setup criteria).
  • When prompted, select a security question and provide your answer; you may then choose whether you want to set up an SMS (text) security question.

Security

Benefits Connect is protected by multiple firewalls and uses 128-bit encryption (HTTPS) to protect your information as it is sent across the internet. This technology protocol is often used to protect payments and other sensitive transactions in corporate information systems. The Board of Pensions also uses multifactor authentication to strengthen the log in process and protect user data.

Questions

If you have questions about your eligibility or accessing Benefits Connect, call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).