Enrollment Steps

Enrollment Steps

If you are a new hire, you have 31 days—beginning with your date of hire—to enroll for your benefits.

 

To enroll, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to Your ​Benefits Resources. Access is granted to your personalized Total Rewards Portal on the morning of your first day (9:30 a.m. CST). The first time you login, follow these simple steps to register as a new user:
    • Select the Are you a new user? link on the login page.
    • Answer the security questions.​​
    • Create a user ID and password. (Remember the password you select because you’ll need it whenever you call the HR Service Center.)
  2. After you log on:​​

    • Select Enroll in Your Benefits in the Take Action section under the Health and Insurance tab.
    • Follow the step-by-step instructions provided on the website to enroll.
    • Check out your plan options, review your medical care costs, compare coverage, find a doctor in your plan, and consider the Dependent Care and/or the Dental and Vision Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).
    • Don’t forget to check out the decision-support tools to help you make your benefit decisions.
  3. Once you go through the steps and decide which plans are right for you, select Enroll Now.
  4. On the Enroll in Your Benefits page, select View/Change if you need to enroll in or make changes to your coverage, or select Continue if you don’t need to take any action. You will need the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers for family members you are enrolling for coverage or designating as beneficiaries.
    • If you select a medical plan, you will be prompted to declare the tobacco status of you and your spouse or domestic partner.
    • If you and your enrolled spouse or domestic partner don’t use tobacco (or agree to enroll and participate in your medical plan’s free tobacco cessation program​, select “No” to the “are you a tobacco-user?” question, and you will receive the tobacco-free incentive—$450 less for your full year medical plan rates.
    • If you and/or your enrolled spouse or domestic partner are currently tobacco users, select “Yes” to the “are you a tobacco-user?” question, and you will not receive the tobacco-free incentive. ​
    • ​​​​If you choose to enroll in the HSA Gold or HSA Silver Plan, you’ll need to actively choose your annual HSA contribution goal amount. The annual goal amount will be divided by the number of pay periods to determine the amount taken from your paycheck each pay period. You can change your annual goal amount anytime during the plan year; however, the change will not be effective until the first of the following month.
  5. When you’re done reviewing and selecting your coverage, select Complete Enrollment. You can print the confirmation page on Your Benefits Resources, if you choose. After you enroll, you will receive an email that confirms you have enrolled in benefits.

If You Do Not Enroll

If you do not enroll within the first 31 days of hire, you must wait until the next annual open enrollment period to enroll, unless you have a qualified status change event. If you do not enroll in LTD coverage within your first 31 days of hire, you may enroll in LTD during any future open enrollment, but evidence of insurability (EOI) will be required.

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

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

Profit Sharing Plan Historical Plan Information Pre-2021

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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