With Base Benefits:
Benefits Supervisor must manually determines eligibility, assigns benefit program and enrolls/terminates/changes enrollments in Base Benefits for an employee.
With Ben Admin:
PeopleSoft Ben Admin process automatically determines eligibility, assigns benefit program and enrolls/terminates/changes enrollments in Base Benefits.
Benefits Administration builds upon Base Benefits Functionality. This means that, you must first setup all relevant tables in Base Benefits; This enables you to link eligblity and event processing rules to your benefit programs , plan types and benefit plan options.
What is Benefits Administration?
1. Benefits Administration allows you to manage your benefit enrollment activity through automated processes.
For example, with BenAdmin, when you Hire an employees, this will be processed through the benefits enrollment process automatically based on the BenAdmin specific rules that were defined in the set-up.
If you had Base Benefits, the enrollment process would have been done manually.
2. These processes are rules-driven based on specific setup.
3. Rules are triggered by changes to an employee’s benefits related fields
So, What is the Benefits Administration (BAS) process?
The process that enrolls employees in benefit programs and updates the Base Benefits tables with any new election information.
There are different stages in BAS Process like Schedule population, determine program eligibility, and prepare options, generate enrollment forms, enter data, validate and load elections, and issue confirmation statements. We will learn them in detail in next posts...