• Health Advocate

    Health Advocate

    Your Health Advocate website includes comprehensive tools to keep you healthy. Features include a Personal Health Profile, self-guided workshops, health trackers, challenges, articles and access to your own coach.

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  • IRS Form 1095

    IRS Form 1095

    Have questions about the new IRS Form 1095? We have answers!

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  • Darnall Hall

    Darnall Hall

    The HR/Benefits/Payroll Service Center is located on the second floor of Darnall Hall (M-31). The Service Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.

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  • New Hires

    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 learn when coverage will take effect.

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New IRS Form 1095-c Now Available in GMS

IRS Form 1095 is used to determine whether you or your employer may have to pay a fine for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA,” also known as Obamacare) by not having healthcare coverage for 2015. This is a new reporting form that is required by federal law for eligible US citizens and qualifying employees and it contains information you can use in filing your taxes starting in 2015 and each year thereafter. Forms 1095-c were mailed on March 30 to all employees who were eligible in 2015 for medical coverage under a Georgetown University group insuruance plan. Forms are also available for viewing and download in GMS. To access, go to your GMS Profile page and click on the Related Action button (three dots) appearing after your name; go to Benefits, then View My 1095-c.  Learn more...

DC Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice 

You may have noticed a request in your GMS Inbox asking you to validate and acknowledge your pay and employment. The new DC Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide you with certain information regarding your wages. Please review the information, click the box next to I Acknowledge, and click Submit.

2015/16 Benefit Resources

Hiring? Be aware of when benefits take effect!

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

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

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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