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November 21st, 2016 through December 4th, 2016


Once a year, PDS Tech allows employees to make changes to their benefit elections during a period known as Annual Benefits Enrollment. Annual Benefits Enrollment is typically passive, meaning you do not need to participate unless you want to make changes. This year Annual Benefits Enrollment is mandatory for everyone that wants coverage in 2017 and anyone that wants to cancel coverage for 2017. Your annual enrollment period for 2017 benefits is November 21 to December 4, 2016.

Want to View and Manage Your Benefits Online?

Now you can! Logon to the PDS Employee Self Service Portal (ESS) to take advantage of the following capabilities:

- Determine your eligibility
- Elect your benefits as a new employee
- Review your current health and insurance benefits
- Change your benefits based on life events (birth, marriage)
- Review your paycheck and benefit deductions
- Update your tax withholding allowances (W4)
- Review and update your paycheck direct deposit designation
- Define and update your contact information

How do I login to PDS Employee Self Service (ESS)?

Link: https://ess.pdstech.com
User name: Your user name will be your PDS Employee ID Number. Your PDS Employee ID Number is a 5 digit number found on any printed or online paycheck stub. If you don't know your PDS Employee ID Number, please refer to the Login trouble section below.

Login Trouble?

If you are having trouble logging in, or you are logging in for the first time, please follow these steps:
1. Go to the ESS login screen
2. Click the Forgot User Name/Password Link in the bottom left hand corner of the screen
3. Follow instructions from there

If you are still having trouble, please contact your local branch office for assistance or send an email to benefits@pdstech.com and provide your full name, the last 4 digits of your social security number, and the zip code of your home address.

Benefits Plans, Tools, and Resources

Health Plan Notices
Please email benefits@pdstech.com if you have questions or need assistance.

Guardian Dental Insurance

Guardian PPO Dental Plan Summary
Guardian DHMO Dental Plan Summary
Guardian DMO Areas of Service

College Tuition Benefit Rewards - Employees participating in the Guardian Dental Plan will earn Tuition Rewards that can be used to pay for up to one year's tuition at a SAGE Scholar College.

Maximum Rollover - Guardian will roll over a portion of the unused annual dental maximum into a personal Maximum Rollover Account, which can be used in future years if the plan's annual maximum is reached.

Guardian Hotline - Toll free phone number that provides pre-enrollment information on all of our Guardian plan offerings.

VSP Vision Insurance

www.vsp.com - Website for VSP vision plan participants
VSP - Vision Plan Summary

Guardian Life Insurance

Guardian Life Insurance Plan Description
Guardian WillPrep Services - Members enrolled into PDS voluntary life insurance also receive this benefit.
Guardian Hotline - Toll free phone number that provides pre-enrollment information on all of our Guardian plan offerings.

Guardian Long Term Disability (LTD)

LTD - Guardian Long Term Disability Plan Summary
Guardian Hotline - Toll free phone number that provides pre-enrollment information on all of our Guardian plan offerings.

Hyatt Pre-Paid Legal Service
www.legalplans.com - Website for Legal service for a wide range of personal matters
Hyatt Legal Plans Brochure
Hyatt Legal Plans Presentation