• 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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  • 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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  • FSA Updates for 2015

    Remember! You must re-enroll in FSAs every year. Health FSA's reimburse health-related expenses for you and your dependents; Dependent Care FSA's are for childcare and adult care expenses. In 2015, the max contribtuion limit for Health FSAs is $2550.

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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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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. It is unknown at this timethe extent to which the data breach may affect members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. CareFirst is working with Anthem and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as the breach is investigated, and will provide information as warranted about the breach and any impact on CareFirst members.Further information about the data breach may be found at www.AnthemFacts.com.

Report of suspicious voice mails claiming to be from CareFirst: CareFirst has been informed that some members have received voice messages claiming to be from CareFirst, and asking the member to call back to a given phone number. That number connects the member to a company that offers information on vacation packages. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is not sponsoring or making these calls and is investigating this matter.

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.
 

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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