Step 1. After you have created your username and password, access EBIS.
Step 2. Select the “Transactions” button.
Step 3. Identify the appropriate program and click the “Change” button.
Step 4. Select the type of transaction you want by clicking on the drop down arrow and follow the prompts. If you need assistance accessing EBIS or making a transaction, contact the Benefits Line.
Step 5. Ensure you select the “Process Transaction” button to complete the action. To verify your action has been processed it should be displayed in the “pending transaction window”.
Since EBIS operates on Eastern Time you should allow for time zone differences when conducting your transaction. This is especially important during an open season. Your transaction will show as a pending until the effective date. After the effective date, it will show in current enrollment information. On the effective date, your transaction will transfer electronically to your servicing payroll office. Refer to the Effective Date Chart to determine when your election should be reflected in your pay check.
Step 6. To cancel the action, select the “Void” button in the pending transactions window.
Step 7. Print a copy of your action by selecting the “Printer Friendly Version” button in the pending transaction window. The option to print a copy of the transaction is available only during the pending period. It is especially important to print a copy of the SF 2809, Health Insurance Election form, to use as proof of your health insurance coverage until you receive your identification cards from the carrier.
Step 8. Review your biweekly Leave and Earnings Statement to ensure correct deductions have been withheld for your election and to avoid errors for which you could be indebted.