• 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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Open Enrollment Has Ended

Benefits icon from the Home page of GMS

Open Enrollment for 2015 benefits is over. If you did not take any action in GMS, all of your benefits will roll over into 2015 with the exception of Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, which must be actively re-elected every year. To review your benefit elections for 2015, log in to gms.georgetown.edu and click on the Benefits icon, then choose "Benefits Elections as of Date" and enter the date as 01/01/2015. Any corrections to your Open Enrollment elections can be made via the correction form that has been sent to all benefits eligible employee's home addresses. You may also download the correction form here. Please return by fax to 202-687-2389 or deliver it directly to our offices on the ground floor of Healy Hall.

Georgetown University Retirement Plan (GURP) Transition

For employees who are impacted by the upcoming Georgetown University Retirement Plan (GURP) transition, resources are available to help you understand the benefits available and actions required by you.

Information sessions are being held on the Main, Law Center and Wisconsin Avenue campuses. Please refer to the GURP transition notice you received in the mail or contact our office at (202)-687-2500 or benefitshelp@georgetown.edu, for complete details. Please Note: If you are a former GURP participant who opted to move to the Defined Contribution 403(b) Retirement Plan during the 2008 Retirement Choice period, your benefits are not impacted by this transition. 

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