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Benergy Makes Researching Benefits a Snap

By Sally Acharya

Not sure about the differences between insurance plans, or where to find forms, or how to look up benefits? Human Resources has a new, user-friendly Web platform called Benergy that will walk you through different plans and even provides wellness resources and online diagnostic tools for health problems. 

Go to, and then log in as “aufaculty” or “austaff.” It’s not a portal with private information, such as timesheets, so everyone has the same password—“benefits.”

The impetus for Benergy came from a benefits survey in the fall of 2008. “Even though we know that, when compared to peer institutions, we have a very rich benefits program, we learned from the survey that people wanted communication that was easier to understand and more readily available,” says Sarah Bayne, director of employee benefits and coordination.

Now the details are much easier to find, thanks to Benergy.