Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 2; Materials to be Mailed in October

In just five weeks, Georgia Tech Human Resources kicks off the 2016 Benefits Open Enrollment period. Staff and faculty are encouraged to review current elections and consider future options and changes. 

“As a University System of Georgia employee, you have a wide range of benefits available to you,” said Brandon Conkle, director of Total Rewards in Georgia Tech Human Resources. “Open Enrollment is your opportunity to review all the plans and make conscious choices about which programs and benefits make the most sense for you in 2016.”

This year, USG health care options remain the same, though all plans will see a premium increase as the USG moves toward providing for all plans equally in 2017.

The benefits team has scheduled information sessions to answer questions and provide in-person assistance. The annual Benefits Fair will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Employees are also welcome to attend Benefits Fairs at any other USG institution. (View dates at www.usg.edu.) 

The Open Enrollment period for 2016 coverage is just two weeks — Nov. 2–13. If you don’t enroll for 2016 benefits, your 2015 coverage will continue at 2016 rates. But, you must re-enroll if you want a flexible spending account in 2016, even if you had one the previous year. 

More complete information about plan designs, premiums, and voluntary benefit options will be available Oct. 1 at www.ohr.gatech.edu/openenrollment and www.usg.edu/hr/benefits. A detailed summary booklet will also be mailed to each employee’s home in mid-October. 

New this year, Georgia Tech has partnered with the USG’s Shared Services Center to provide individualized support to employees. Representatives will be available Nov. 2–13, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special hours on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Call Center will also remain open until 8 p.m. on the last two days of Open Enrollment.

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For More Information Contact

Myra Oviatt
Office of Human Resources