New Hire Information

Enrolling for Coverage

As an eligible employee, Gates automatically provides some benefits to you at no cost, while others you'll need to enroll and pay through payroll deductions.

When You're First Eligible

You become eligible for benefits coverage on the first day of the month following your date of hire. You must enroll within your first 30 days of employment.  If you don't enroll during the first 30 days after your hire date, you will only be enrolled in the basic life and disability coverage that's automatically provided to you.

Changes to your 401(k) contributions can be made at any time by contacting our vendor, Charles Schwab.  An information packet will be mailed to your home address and online access should be available a week after you receive your first paycheck.

If you are scheduled to work on your benefits effective date, but are absent from work on that day due to illness or injury, your coverage under benefits options in which you enrolled will become effective on the first day upon which you return to active employment.  Other circumstances include:

  • International Gates employees who transfer to the U.S. will be eligible for coverage on the first day on U.S. payroll.
  • Benefits eligible employees who are laid-off will have all benefits restored on their first day of rehire if they are called back to work within 30 days from their last day work. Otherwise, if rehired beyond 30 days, the standard waiting period for eligibility will apply.
  • The standard waiting period for eligibility applies to temporary employees on Gates payroll who become regular benefits-eligible employees.

When you are ready to begin enrollment, view these helpful documents to assist in navigating through the enrollment system. 




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Contact Information

Health Care

401(k)

Important Links

Contact Information

Health Care

401(k)

Benefit Plan Documents

2019 SAR Gates 401k Matchmaker Plan

2019 SMM Gates 401k Matchmaker Plan

2021 SBC CDHP1 Medical Plan

2021 SBC CDHP2 Medical Plan

2021 SBC PPO Medical Plan

2021 SBC Retiree Medical Plan (Post 1992 Retirees)

2021 SBC Retiree Medical Plan (Pre 1992 Retirees)

2020 Creditable Coverage Notice

2019 Health and Welfare Summary Plan Description (SPD)

2019 Term Life Certificate

2019 Term Life Change Summary

2019 Life and Accident Insurance Plan Amendment #3

2018 Summary of Material Modification for Welfare Benefits Plan

2018 Long Term Disability LTD Plan

2018 Short Term Disability (STD) Summary Plan Description

Benefit Plan Documents

2019 SAR Gates 401k Matchmaker Plan

2019 SMM Gates 401k Matchmaker Plan

2021 SBC CDHP1 Medical Plan

2021 SBC CDHP2 Medical Plan

2021 SBC PPO Medical Plan

2021 SBC Retiree Medical Plan Post 1992 Retirees

2021 SBC Retiree Medical Plan Pre 1992 Retirees

2020 Creditable Coverage Notice

2019 SPD Health and Welfare

2019 Securian Term Life Certificate

Securian Term Life Change Summary 2018

2019 Securian Life and Accident Insurance Plan Amendement

2018 Summary of Material Modification for Welfare Benefits Plan

Long Term Disability LTD Plan 2018

Short Term Disability SPD