• New Hires

    Welcome to Georgetown! Newly hired benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and AAPs must attend a Benefits Orientation session prior to enrolling in benefits through GMS. Register to attend and leran when coverage will take effect.

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  • Financial Wellness Conference

    Taking charge of your finances isn't easy, but we can help. This March & April, we're hosting workshops and events focused on what you can do now to better secure your financial future. No matter where you’re at in your financial life cycle, we’ll have something for you!

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  • Wellness Coaching

    Wellness Coaching from Health Advocate gives eligible employees and their families unlimited access to a Personal Wellness Coach. Your coach can help you set specific goals to get fit, lose weight or better manage a chronic condition and help you stay motivated! Ready to take charge of your health and wellness? Give Health Advocate a call at 866-695-8622 or go online today.

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  • Childcare Benefits

    Calling all parents: Are you ready for summer? Childcare benefits through the SelectPlus/Bright Horizons Care Advantage program gives Georgetown's benefits eligible employees access to pre-screened nannies, sitters, special needs care givers and more.

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  • Where's my Delta Dental ID Card?

    If you’ve been looking for your Delta Dental PPO ID card, we have good news for you: You don’t need one! Find out how to access care using your smartphone and on the web.

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  • Individual Retirement & Financial Planning Consultations

    The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits is pleased to offer you the opportunity to meet individually with financial consultants from TIAA-CREF, Fidelity Investments, The Vanguard Group and MetLife in the North Gatehouse on the Main Campus. These popular sessions fill up quickly, schedule your appointment today!

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  • 2014 FSA Claims Due April 30

    You can still be reimbursed for expenses against your 2014 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. Claims must be received by Connect Your Care by April 30, 2015.

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  • Eldercare Services

    Care for those who have cared for you with elder care services through Years Ahead. As a benefits eligible employee of Georgetown, your membership is free.

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Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Begins April 1

This eligibility audit is being conducted by our partner Aon Hewitt, who will contact you via e-mail and then follow up with a letter mailed to your home address. These communications are legitimate and will include important information pertaining to your benefits and require action in order to maintain coverage for your dependent(s). Please read them carefully. Contact the Aon Hewitt's Dependent Verification Center with any questions you may have about the verification process at 1-800-725-5810, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Translation services are available. 

Important Updates for CareFirst Members

Regarding the Anthem data breach: CareFirst has been made aware by Anthem (like CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield company) of a cyber-attack on Anthem’s information technology system and a resulting data breach.  Updated information provided by Carefirst indicates that there were a few Georgetown University members impacted by the breach.  According to CareFirst, information accessed was limited to names, dates of birth, member ID numbers, city and state.  Anthem will directly reach out to impacted members through postal mail – please do not respond to calls purporting to be from CareFirst.  Impacted members will be eligible to sign up for free credit monitoring report for 24 months.

Further information about the data breach may be found at www.AnthemFacts.com.

2014/15 Benefit Resources

Hiring? Be aware of when benefits take effect!

You should know by now that, effective January 1, 2014, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, voluntary and supplemental life insurance benefits for those hired into a benefits-eligible position take effect on the first of the month following their date of hire, or eligibility, date. The only exception to this would be if an employee is hired on the first of the month, in those cases benefits would go into effect on that date. This applies to electable benefits only (the benefits you sign up for in GMS when you first become eligible or during open enrollment). Basic life insurance, basic AD&D, short term disability, long term disability, and retirement are effective on date of hire eligibility.

Need help?

Contact the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits at:

(202)-687-2500
or  
benefitshelp@georgetown.edu 

New Employees should attend a Benefits Orientation session prior to making benefits selections in GMS. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 9 am on the Ground Floor of Healy Hall. Visit the New Employees section of our website for more information and to register.
 

Featured Resources 

Our Commitment to You: Choice, Access, Service

The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits (OFSB) is a service-oriented team that provides the global Georgetown community and their families with benefits. We uphold the mission of Georgetown University by promoting a productive workforce, offering varied benefits choices, easy access to information, and excellent service in order to meet the individual needs of our community. By doing this, we believe in serving the whole person.
We will strive to: 

  • Maintain, create and enhance benefit plans that serve our community
  • Empower staff and faculty by seeking their input and honoring their needs
  • Deliver our programs with the highest level of service, fiscal responsibility and compliance using best practices
  • Educate our community about how to maximize benefits
  • Provide benefits that deliver physical, mental and financial wellness
  • Ensure delivery of quality benefits