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. Visit www.gatesretirement.com   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.

If you are having trouble accessing the enrollment system or have not received the initial enrollment email, please contact the benefits team at [email protected].

Important Links

Contact Information

Health Care

401(k)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Alliance of Mental Health

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Helpline

Magellan

Important Links

Contact Information

Health Care

401(k)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Alliance of Mental Health

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Helpline

Magellan

Benefit Plan Documents

2020 SAR Gates Employee Welfare Benefits Plan

2020 SAR Gates Life Accident LTD Plan

2021 Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice

2021 Legal Notices – The Hartford

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)

2021 Gates Life Addicent LTD SPD

2021 Gates Life Accident LTD SMM

2021 Gates EE Welfare Benefit Plan SMM

2021 Gates EE Wellfare Benefit Plan SPD

2020 Creditable Coverage Notice

2019 Term Life Certificate

2019 Term Life Change Summary

Benefit Plan Documents

2020 SAR Gates Employee Welfare Benefits Plan

2020 SAR Gates Life Accident LTD Plan

2021 Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice

2021 Legal Notices The Hartford

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

2021 Gates Life Addicent LTD SPD

2021 Gates Life Accident LTD SMM

2021 Gates EE Welfare Benefit Plan SMM

2021 Gates EE Wellfare Benefit Plan SPD

2020 Creditable Coverage Notice

2019 Securian Term Life Certificate

Securian Term Life Change Summary 2018