Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings significant changes to how we access and pay for healthcare. Under the ACA, large employers are required to offer minimum essential coverage to employees who are considered full-time as defined by the ACA.

The ACA defines full-time [FT] employees as anyone employed by a given employer for an average of 30 or more hours per week (or 130 hours per month).

As an eligible employee for healthcare coverage under the ACA, you have the opportunity to participate in the GW Health Savings Plan (HSP) and Health Savings Account (HSA).  

This year's ACA Open Enrollment will take place Monday, October 7, 2019 through October 25, 2019. Take the time to review your options; otherwise, you cannot make changes until the next Open Enrollment period unless you experience a Qualified Life Event (QLE), such as a change in marital status, the birth or adoption of a child, etc.

NOTE: You have 30 calendar days from your eligibility date to complete your enrollment online and provide supporting documentation (if applicable). To enroll, please visit go.gwu.edu/easyenroll.


2020 Tools and Resources

Please take some time to review the 2020 ACA Open Enrollment Guide, as well as the tools and resources listed below.

  • 2020 ACA Open Enrollment Guide (PDF) (coming soon!)
  • 2020 EasyEnroll Instructions (PDF) (coming soon!)

2020 Medical & Rx:

  • 2020 Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) - GW HSP (PDF) (coming soon!)
  • 2020  Plan Summary - GW HSP (coming soon!)

HSP & Health Savings Account (HSA):