2022 Benefits: How to Enroll

October 11-29, 2021

Your benefits play a critical role in the overall wellbeing of you and your family. It’s important to evaluate your options and costs each year, and be sure you’ve made the right choices for your life now.

You need to enroll if:

  • You want different medical or dental coverage for 2022. If you don’t enroll, you’ll have the same medical and dental coverage as you did in 2021 (or no coverage if you waived it for 2021). 2022 Medical Plans Comparison Chart
  • You plan to contribute to your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2022. You’ll be able to set a goal amount, so the dollars are automatically contributed with each paycheck starting January 1. If you’re in Grainger’s Silver or Gold medical plan, an HSA has automatically been opened for you. You can start or change HSA contribution amounts any time during the year.
  • You use tobacco. If, during enrollment, you and/or your covered spouse/domestic partner attest to using tobacco, there will be a $450 annual surcharge added to your medical premium. The surcharge will be discontinued once all covered adult tobacco users (team member and/or spouse/domestic partner) complete the Quit for Life tobacco cessation program.
  • You need to update your dependents. This can happen when: your child turns 26, you add a child to your family, you get married or divorced, or you experience a death in the family, among other examples. Find a full list of Life Events.

How to Enroll

Sign On

Total Rewards Portal
SIGN ON to the Total Rewards Portal using your Grainger username and GPASS password. (Your Grainger username is either letters or letters/numbers, sometimes called your RACFID.)
  • If you are already signed into the Grainger network, you should be able to automatically skip this step. But if you’re asked to sign on again, go ahead
  • On your personalized Total Rewards Portal page, click on Enroll.
  • This will take you to the Alight Enrollment site.

Enroll

Grainger Benefits Center Enrollment Site
ON THE ENROLLMENT SITE, you’ll find a personalized experience to help you discover all your choices and make decisions.
  • Need help deciding? Answer a few questions to help you consider which coverage – and cost – might be right for you and your family.
  • Need more time? You can save your choices and come back to finish later.
  • Already know what you want, or want to waive coverage? At any point, you can skip straight to making your elections.
WHEN YOU’RE DONE, SUBMIT YOUR ELECTIONS FOR 2022. You can also upload any documentation for new dependents you might be adding to your coverage. Be sure to save your confirmation of enrollment.

Contacts

When Coverage Ends

If You and Your Spouse or Domestic Partner Are Both Grainger Team Members

Resources

Special Savings Offers

Videos

Profit Savings Plan

Retirement Benefit Questions (65+/Medicare-eligible [including disabled early Medicare eligible] and pre-65 eligible retirees/dependents)

Medicare Plan Options Questions (65+ or early Medicare retirees with or without Grainger Retiree Health)

Questions

Connect with a Benefit Pro

Access the Provider Search Tool

Keep in Mind

If you don’t already have the following coverage, now is your once-a-year chance to add it:

  • Medical, dental, vision or long-term disability coverage, or life insurance or AD&D for you, your spouse/domestic partner or children.* (Evidence of Insurability, which is proof of good health, will be required in order to add long-term disability coverage, as well as some levels of life insurance.)
  • MetLife Legal Plan.
  • Hospital Indemnity, Accident or Critical Illness coverages that provide extra income for certain covered events.
  • Identity Protection through NortonLifeLock.

*Long-term disability and life insurance are not available to team members with part-time benefits.

Enroll Now

2022: Your Cost for Coverage

Contacts

When Coverage Ends

If You and Your Spouse or Domestic Partner Are Both Grainger Team Members

Resources

Special Savings Offers

Videos

Profit Savings Plan

Dear Team Member,

The last 18 months have pulled us in all sorts of directions and presented several new challenges. Many of you have had to adapt to an ever-changing lifestyle that includes homeschooling kids, working overtime, taking care of loved ones, and worrying about finances. At Grainger, we recognize the toll these changes take on your personal wellbeing. And while I’m proud to say you’ve continued to provide exceptional customer service despite these challenges, it’s just as important to put the same attention on yourself.

We want you to be your best, not only at work but at home. That’s why we’ve made some enhancements to our benefits programs to better support your emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing. These new programs will provide access to short-term cash, one-on-one financial coaching, or stress management support. Over the last year, we built a strong foundation of wellbeing resources to ensure you have more choice and flexibility with your benefits.

This Annual Enrollment Decision Guide will help you navigate the robust benefits that Grainger offers and support you in making your elections for 2022. Annual Enrollment will run from October 11 to 29, 2021. Now is the time for you to take action for you and your family’s wellbeing. We have more plans underway to continue to enhance our wellbeing offerings and we’re excited to share these with you soon.
As always, thank you for all you continue to do for each other, our organization, and our customers.

Stay well,
Kathleen Carroll
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

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