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
- 2015 Interactive Benefits Guide
- 2014 Interactive Benefits Guide
- 2015 Insurance Premiums
- 2014 Insurance Premiums
- Consider a new medical plan option: CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage CDHP with HSA
- Plan Comparison Charts (medical, dental, vision)
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.
Contact the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits at:
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.
- Health Advcoate Member Newsletter
- GUAdvantage Featured Discounts
- Upcoming One-on-One Retirement Planning Consultations
- 2015-16 Holiday Calendar
- GUWellness Blog
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