The following terms are important and useful when it comes to PeopleSoft benefits:

  • BENEFIT PLAN - This refers to a specific benefit plan, such as Kaiser Medical, Delta Dental, etc.
  • PLAN TYPE - This is a broad categorization of similar benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, basic life, etc.)
  • BENEFIT PROGRAM - This is a virtual benefits package.  This is a collection of plan types and benefit plans for which an employee is eligible.

In PeopleSoft, Benefit Programs include all aspects of the benefits package: plan types, benefit plans, deduction codes, rates and rules.