A type of benefits coverage. For example, it is possible to define medical, dental, vision, group term life, long-term disability, and short-term disability benefit coverage types. Each type can contain one or more specific benefit plans. It is possible to set rules for benefit elections at the benefit coverage type level.
For example, restricting an employee to selecting only one plan of a specific coverage type or specifying which coverage types are available for employee election during which benefit events.