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Benefits Administration

Overview

The Benefits Administration module of the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) is used by the Benefits Office staff to manage benefit services for U-M faculty and staff and retired faculty and staff. Key features of the Benefits Administration module include:

  • Administration, which supports key tasks, such as determining benefit eligibility and processing benefit enrollments and terminations.
  • COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), which manages the processing of COBRA benefit elections and terminations for former U-M staff.
  • Billing, which manages the accounts of individuals who have a benefits contribution that is not covered by a payroll deduction. These individuals may be employees on leave of absence, retirees, and COBRA participants, including terminated employees and eligible survivors of employees and retirees.
  • Base Benefits, which is used to inquire about benefit participation.

An important advantage of the Benefits Administration module is that employees can elect most of their benefits -- except for retirement benefits and flexible spending accounts -- any time during the year when they experience a "life event," such as marriage, birth or adoption of a child, etc.

The Benefits Office provides detailed information about available benefits and includes links to benefits forms.

Within ITS, the Benefits module is supported by the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) Division.