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Indicate benefits eligibility

If an employee is eligible for benefits, indicate their eligibility in their Gusto employee account so that we can administer their benefits throughout the year.

To do so, sign in to your Gusto account and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the People section.
  2. Click the employee's name. 
  3. Scroll to the "Employment Status" section and click edit.
  4. Classify your employee based on the hours they work.

If they're eligible, we'll administer health insurance throughout the year including Open Enrollment and if/when they experience Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) that result in changes needed. If they aren't eligible, they won't see your company's benefits offerings through their Gusto accounts and they won't be prompted to enroll during Open Enrollment.

Questions & Answers

Q: What if my employee works part-time but I still want to offer him/her benefits?

A: Eligibility is defined in your contract with the carrier. You can reach out to them directly to find out if part-time employees are eligible, or you can contact our team and we'll look into it for you. 

Q: How do I terminate a former employee's benefits?

A: This will happen automatically when you dismiss an employee from your Gusto account. The benefits usually expire at the end of the month of termination but this dependents on the details of your contract with the carriers.

Note: This is relevant to companies who have benefits managed by Gusto. If your benefits are managed externally, the Status option will not appear in the Compensation section.

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