What You Need to Know
Welcome! We’re excited you’ve joined our team. Your Company-provided benefits help you be your best physically, emotionally, and financially. Take some time to review your coverage options, and be sure to enroll within 31 days of your eligibility date.
No matter where you are in life, the Company offers benefits designed to support you and your family. Our benefits cover everything from medical and prescription drug needs to savings tools for retirement.
As a new hire, we know you have a lot to think about and do. Use the following information to get familiar with your benefits and take the appropriate action.
- Learn who’s eligible for benefits.
- Explore your new benefits, including dental, vision, and life insurance.
- Check whether your health care providers are in-network, and find medical plan information and resources.
What You Need to Do
Watch for enrollment information that will be given to you by your Human Resources Department. Your enrollment pack provides important information and deadlines for you to enroll in benefits.
Enroll yourself and your eligible dependents. You have 31 calendar days from the first day you become eligible for benefits—known as your benefits eligibility date—to complete your enrollment.
Dependent eligibility verification. The Company’s primary responsibility is to provide benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. If you add a dependent, you will be required to provide verification of dependent status. Some acceptable forms of documentation include birth and marriage certificates, an adoption certificate, or a tax return. Be on the lookout for any mailings from Consova, an independent audit firm who will request dependent eligibility verification.
Enroll in the 401(k). You may enroll in the Alliant International University Retirement Plan as soon as your information is available on the administration platform, which should occur within two payroll cycles following your eligibility to participate.
If you do not enroll or opt out of the 401(k) within 45 days from your eligibility date, you will be enrolled automatically at a 5% pre-tax contribution rate. Your contributions will be invested in the applicable TIAA-CREF Institutional Target Retirement Funds based on your date of birth and assuming retirement at age 65.
Consider your disability and life insurance and voluntary benefit options. You have a variety of disability, life insurance, and voluntary benefits available to you to enhance your core health care coverage elections.
Enrolling for Coverage
When you’re ready to enroll, log on to UKG, our online enrollment system.
Your user ID is the first initial of your first name (uppercase) PLUS the first seven characters of your last name (first initial letter is uppercase) PLUS the two digit month and two digit day of your birth. For example, if your name is John Smith and you were born on March 3, your user ID would be JSmith0303.
Your password is the first initial of your first name (uppercase) PLUS the first seven characters of your last name (first initial letter is uppercase) PLUS the last four digits of your Social Security number. For example, if your name is John Smith and your Social Security number is 123-45-6789, your password would be: JSmith6789. Once you log in, you will be prompted to change your password. For assistance, send us an email.
Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your enrollment.
Need help? Contact the Human Resources Department.
If You Don’t Enroll
If you don’t enroll within 31 days of your benefits eligibility date, you will be automatically enrolled in the following “default” benefits:
|Disability insurance||Coverage provided|
|Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance||1.5 times your annual base
salary, up to $50,000
|Dependent life insurance||No coverage|
|Flexible Spending Account (FSA)||No contribution|
|Voluntary benefits||No coverage|
You will be enrolled automatically in the Alliant International University Retirement Plan at a 5% pre-tax contribution once eligible, or 45 days after your date of hire, whichever is later (unless you make an alternative election or affirmatively opt-out).
When Coverage Begins
Once you enroll, your elections go into effect on the date of your initial benefits eligibility.