Important Legal Notices Regarding Benefits

Dear Benefits Plan Participant:

Below you will find links to the 2022 Summary Annual Reports for Georgetown University’s benefits plans, the Summary Plan Description for Georgetown University Welfare and Fringe Benefits Plan and a compilation of required legal notices for 2024.

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. You may not be enrolled in all of the plans that are referenced within this message, so please disregard any reports or notices that do not apply to you. We are providing this information in compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) rules. 

No action is required on your part.

2022 Summary Annual Reports 
The Summary Annual Report (SAR) is a narrative summary of legally required disclosures and reports of the plan’s financial status from the most recent tax year. These reports for tax year 2022 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. Included are SARs for the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, Voluntary Contribution Retirement Plan and Welfare and Fringe Benefits Plan.

Summary Plan Description (SPD) 
The Georgetown University Welfare and Fringe Benefits Summary Plan Description (SPD) contains important  information regarding the benefits provided to you (and if applicable, your family) under the Plan. This document also outlines your rights and responsibilities under the Plan. Please note that this document incorporates and/or references any current applicable Certificates of Coverage and/or benefit summaries that you have or will receive from Georgetown University. You have the right to request and obtain at no charge a paper version of the Georgetown University Welfare and Fringe Benefits SPD. To do so, contact the Department of Human Resources at 202-687-2500 or If you have any questions regarding this document, or have problems accessing the document, please contact us.  

2024 Legal Notices
Each year the University updates and distributes legally required notices regarding your employee benefits. These notices also include important updates regarding the expanded benefits available under the D.C. Paid Family Leave program and can also be found at

Be well to you and your family this holiday season,

Charles DeSantis
Associate Vice President & Chief Benefits Officer