Joining Ardent

Welcome to the team! If you are an eligible employee, you have access to a variety of benefits and resources. Some benefits are automatically provided by Ardent; others require you to enroll and make choices. Ardent offers you and your family a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. This is your opportunity to evaluate the programs and plans available to you and to choose the coverage that's right for you and your family. 

As a new employee, you have 31 days from the date of hire to enroll in your employee benefits. Your coverage will become effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. For example, if your first day as a new employee is February 12, your coverage will begin on April 1. Benefits elections cannot be changed during the plan year unless you experience a Qualified Life Event. 

The easiest way to choose and enroll in your Ardent benefits is through our self-service website, The user-friendly tools will help you compare the available benefits plans and make educated decisions about your benefits selections. The site is customized with information about you, including plan cost information and Wellness Program rewards. Our enrollment site is a one-stop shop that links to all your benefits. For assistance logging in, creating or retrieving your username or password, please call the Ardent Benefits Service Center at 855-787-0668.

New employee checklist

Learn about your benefit options

Attend a new employee orientation meeting.

  • Ask your supervisor or human resources representative for your orientation schedule.

Enroll within 31 days from your hire date.

  • Gather your dependents' information. You will need their dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

Complete a wellness screening.

  • You must complete the wellness screening within 60 days of your hire date. See the wellness page for additional details. 

Create your benefits enrollment account.

To provide more online safety and to better protect your personal information, our enrollment tool uses two-factor authentication, which provides an extra layer of security to prevent someone from logging into your account even if they have your password.

Please follow these steps to access the enrollment tool and register your account:

  • Visit Select "First time user? Create an account."
  • Enter your Social Security number, which will link your login to your record in our enrollment tool. Like with many secure websites, you may be asked to prove you are human. reCAPTCHA software will display images, and you must choose the correct ones.
  • You will need to confirm your personal information and answer two out of three questions correctly.
  • You will be asked to verify both your email address and personal phone number.
    • You will receive an email with a six-digit verification code. If you don't see it in your inbox, check the spam or junk mail folders. Use the code to verify your email address.
    • You can verify your phone number via text or call. Request a text code, and you will receive a six-digit code via text, or you can request a call. Press # when prompted on the call to finish your authentication.
  • Create a password for your account. It must be at least eight characters long and include:

           -An uppercase letter.

           -A lowercase letter.

          -A number and/or symbol.

  • Accept the terms of the online authorization.
  • To return to the enrollment site, enter your email address as your user ID and enter your password. Select how you want to receive the verification code (email or phone). Enter the code to verify your information.

Make elections and confirm your choices.

  • Review your benefits options and make your selections.
  • Make sure to submit your elections.
  • Print and retain a copy of your benefits summary page.

Verify your dependents

  • You must verify your enrolled dependents within 30 days from the enrollment date. You will receive a communication from the Ardent Benefits Service Center about the required documentation and the steps you must take to complete the dependent verification process.

Important: Spouses or domestic partners who have medical coverage available through their own employer must enroll in their employer’s plan for primary medical coverage.

If you are enrolling your spouse or domestic partner in Ardent’s medical coverage, you must answer the Spousal/Domestic Partner Employment Verification question during your benefits enrollment. If applicable, your spouse’s or domestic partner’s employer may be asked to verify eligibility for coverage under the employer’s plan.