BPC Named to the List of Best Places to Work in Illinois 2013

BPC Named Best Places to Work in Illinois


BPC has been named to the list of the Best Places to Work in Illinois 2013. Best Places to Work is a statewide survey and awards program designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses.

 “Being named to the list of Best Places to Work in Illinois is a great honor for BPC because it recognizes the dedication and strong relationships of our professional staff, partners and clients. BPC is intentional about cultivating a corporate culture that focuses on lifting up people and providing service excellence to our co-workers and our clients”, said BPC CEO, Habeeb Habeeb. “At BPC, the administration of employee benefits is simply the service we provide. But we attribute our success and our rapid growth to the passion we have and the high value we place on our relationship with our clients and partners.   Our niche is to place the client and the client’s employees first and to look at things from their point of view. BPC is small enough to care, and large enough to do the job, serving 1800 clients ranging from two to 20,000 employees.”

BPC has approximately 60 employees in Illinois and Indiana and is continuously adding new talent to its growing team and opening new employment opportunities. BPC is comprised of professionals in Benefits Administration, Retirement Administration, Sales, Human Resources, IT, Marketing and Communications, Compliance and Office Support.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The independent Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

BPC will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 16.

About BPC
BPC, an award-winning third party administrator of employee Retirement and Benefit Plans, is one of the longest operating firms in the Midwest. Since 1979, BPC's certified professionals have been helping businesses on the design, implementation and administration of Retirement Plan Services such as 401(k), 403(b), 457, Money Purchase, Profit Sharing and ESOP; and Benefit Plan Services such as Flex, HRA, HSA, Sec.125 Cafeteria Plans, COBRA, Eligibility Audits, Transportation Plans, and Identity Theft Protection.  

In 2013 BPC became one of the first TPAs in the country to be certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) for Retirement Plan Administrations Services. BPC was named AAIM Employer's Association Employer of the Year in 2010 and Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year in 2006. BPC is led by Habeeb Habeeb, President and CEO. BPC was founded in 1979 by Chairman of the Board, Scott Reichard. BPC’s headquarters is based in Champaign, Illinois and has offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. Learn more at www.bpcinc.com. 

Posted on May 3, 2013 .

BPC Benefit Cards Now Have PIN Capabilities

Due to new legislation, effective April 1, 2013 you will have the option to pay for eligible Flex expenses using a PIN (Personal Identification Number) when you use your BPC Benefits Card.

In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall-Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which requires that debit cards provide consumers with the ability to access their accounts through at least two unaffiliated payment networks to reduce debit card costs and increase the competition in payment processing.  Today the BPC Benefit Card provides one network through MasterCard.  In order to comply with the law, the benefit card company must add a second network.  It is not technically feasible to add a second signature network, so the only practical alternative is to add a PIN network solution.

How do I view/retrieve my new PIN?

        1.  BPC recently launched a new online account manager. If you have not already registered for the site, you can learn how to do so here. You, as a BPC Benefit Card holder, can then log into your account and navigate to the account information page.  You can view your existing cards (only the last 4 digits of the card will display). Next to each entry you will see a View PIN link. Clicking the link will open a new window that displays the PIN for your Benefit Card. 

       2.  Dependent PINs will be listed under the participant’s account as well. The primary account holder should login to retrieve PINs for all cards (including dependents).

To use your PIN at the point of sale, simply select "Debit" and enter your PIN when prompted. 

Using a PIN is not required. You can continue to sign for BPC Benefit Card purchases, just as you’ve done in the past, by choosing "Credit." 

If you forget your PIN at the time of a sale, you can request that the merchant run the transaction using the signature process.  You would then sign the receipt, as you have done in the past with your BPC Benefits Card. 

Some merchants may not have updated their IIAS system to work with the PIN system.  If you use your BPC Benefit Card as a "Credit" card and the signature process, as you have in the past, the IIAS system at the merchant will work to approve the Flex Eligible items.    

You may contact the BPC Flex Department at 217-531-9000 or 877-272-8880 if you have any questions.  

Posted on April 1, 2013 .