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...
Summary Annual Reports for 2014 Plan Year
The 2014 Summary Annual Reports for Georgetown University’s benefits plans are now available. You are receiving this information because our records indicate that you are enrolled in, or eligible for, one or more of the university’s benefits plans. These reports include such information as an explanation of plan expenses, employee and employer contributions, and how you can obtain additional information about the plan. It is your legal right as a participant to know this information about your benefits. View here...
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.
- 2016 Interactive Benefits Guide
- 2015 Interactive Benefits Guide
- 2015 Insurance Premiums
- 2016 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!
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. Visit the New Employees section of our website for more information and to register.
- Health Advocate Member Newsletter
- GUAdvantage Featured Discounts
- Upcoming One-on-One Retirement Planning Consultations
- 2016-17 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