Open Enrollment is the period each year when employees have an opportunity to elect or make changes to certain benefit plans offered by Georgetown University to faculty and staff. Elections made during open enrollment generally take effect the following January 1.
During Open Enrollment, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits provides all benefits-eligible employees with Open Enrollment newsletters and guides, hosts informational outreach sessions, fairs, and enrollment labs.
The following plans are subject to Open Enrollment rules:
These Open Enrollment rules are outlined in the Internal Revenue Code and all Employers who sponsor benefit plans subject to these rules must comply with them. Additionally, any policies an employer makes regarding their benefit plans must be consistent with these Open Enrollment rules.
These rules, and our policy, state that once you make your elections regarding plan participation, your elections must remain in effect for the entire plan year. Please note this applies even if you choose to pay for your insurance premiums with post-tax dollars.