How employers can use Benefits Connect

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

Employers must submit an Employer Agreement to the Board of Pensions to initially register for and access Benefits Connect. 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.

 

 

Using Benefits Connect

As your organization’s employer representative, Benefits Connect offers you convenient, secure access to

  • 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;*
  • download a spreadsheet of employee benefit elections and costs;
  • report a change in employee service, work hours, or position title;*
  • terminate a member’s employment;*
  • search for additional information and send requests to the Board through the Resources & Support option at the top of every page;
  • view your organization's Employer Agreement;
  • model, build, and submit an updated Agreement each year prior to annual enrollment.

To learn more about these features, log in to Benefits Connect. Use the main menu navigation buttons (such as Manage Employees) to access topic-specific resource links. You can also select Resources & Support from the main menu and enter text in the search box (for example: terminate employment) to find additional information.

*Employers must enroll members for benefits, report terminations, and submit changes to employee service, work hours, position title, and salary through Benefits Connect within 60 days of the effective date.

How to register

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, provide a phone number for voice authentication; you may then choose whether you want to set up an SMS (text) security option.

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 accessing and/or using Benefits Connect, call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).