Benefits Plus - How to Enroll a New Hire

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Enrolling a new hire in your group benefits plan is easy with Benefits Plus. Thanks to Humi's built-in Onboarding flow, you can add a new hire to a benefits plan with a simple click of a button.

This article will go over:

Need to add an existing employee to benefits?

If you need to add an existing employee to a benefits plan, check out this article to learn how.


How to add a new hire to a benefit plan


  1. To get started, head to People and click on the + Employee button in the top right corner. In the pop-up, select Hire Employee. To learn more about how to add a new employee to Humi, click here.

  2. Fill in the relevant information for your new hire in steps 1 and 2

  3. When you get to Step 3: Onboarding, scroll down to Benefit Plan and click on the + Add button

  4. In the pop-up, you'll be able to do three things:

    • Select the Benefit Plan you’d like to add the new hire to.

    • Choose a Division: If your group benefits plan has multiple divisions and/or classes, you will be able to select which one this new hire should be enrolled in.

    • Waive the Waiting Period: You will also be able to waive the waiting period, if applicable. As a reminder, you cannot partially waive a waiting period; you either waive the entire waiting period or enforce the entire waiting period.

  5. Continue with the rest of the steps to complete the onboarding of the new employee.

  6. When you’ve completed the Onboarding steps, the employee’s experience will differ based on your insurance carrier. Have a look at the details listed for your carrier below to learn what happens next.


Important differences between how carriers process the new enrollment

The employee’s experience will differ based on your insurance carrier. Choose your carrier from the dropdowns below to learn how they process new enrollments:

Benefits by Design (BBD), Canada Life, Equitable Life or GroupSource

Humi is only notified of a new hire’s enrollment request once they complete their Onboarding. Please ensure you are following up with any new hires who have yet to complete their Humi Onboarding, as it may result in them becoming late applicants under the group insurance plan.

Once they complete their Onboarding, Humi now has all of the required information to trigger an enrollment email from your insurance carrier. Humi will be responsible for reminding employees to complete their enrollment within the enrollment period. If an employee still has not completed their enrollment within 31 days of their effective date, they will be classified as a late applicant.

Sun Life, Empire Life, Manulife, or Medavie Blue Cross

When the new hire receives their email to complete their Onboarding onto Humi HR, the carrier enrollment form will be included in Step 3: Documents of the process. They will not be able to click Next unless their group benefits enrollment form is completed.


Once they complete their Humi Onboarding, Humi will receive a copy of their benefits enrollment form and enroll the new hire on the insurance carrier portal for you.


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