The Board of Pensions requires that every employer who offers benefits through the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) submit an Employer Agreement. This agreement documents the benefits an employer offers its employees each year.
Each year, Employer Agreements are updated and submitted online through Benefits Connect, the Board of Pensions’ benefits portal. Every employer who offers benefits through the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) must have an Employer Agreement on file with the Board of Pensions.
The Employer Agreement defines
Employers submit an Employer Agreement when they first join the Benefits Plan and each year thereafter during the designated period, usually beginning in July. Benefits available for employees to elect during annual enrollment in the fall, or when an employee has a qualifying life event, will be based on your selections in the Employer Agreement.
Log on to Benefits Connect to complete and submit your Employer Agreement. Benefits Connect guides you through the process. You decide who will be offered what benefits, when coverage will take effect, and how much you and your employees will contribute to the cost of coverage. At the end of the process, the online Employer Agreement you submit to the Board through Benefits Connect will document these decisions.
Before submitting your Employer Agreement for the next year, review it to consider the following:
The employer representative maintains the Employer Profile on Benefits Connect. This representative ensures that contact information for the employer representative, billing representative, and Retirement Savings Plan representative (if applicable) is accurate and up to date. Review and update all email and mailing addresses so that the Board may contact you with important information.