EasyEnroll Enhanced User Security and Multi-Factor Authentication (PDF)

June 27, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, multi-factor authentication will be incorporated into the employee-facing sites of EasyEnroll, the George Washington University's online enrollment tool for benefits, to confirm user identities and keep employee information secure.

Reminder of Elimination of Birthday Leave (PDF)

June 25, 2018

In order to accommodate the increased number of university holidays during winter break, birthday leave (previously available to employees with 10 or more years of service) has been eliminated as of July 1, 2018. 

Liberty Mutual Rebranding to Lincoln Financial (PDF)

June 22, 2018

As of May 1, 2018, Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, a Lincoln Financial Group Company. Over the next 12 months, group insurance products marketed as Liberty Mutual Insurance - including life, leave and disability products - will be rebranded to the Lincoln Financial brand. There will be no change to your benefits and no interruption to your claims processing during the rebranding.

Change to Winter Break Schedule and Early Closing Practices (PDF)

January 31, 2018

The university is pleased to announce a longer winter holiday break as an enhancement to its benefit offerings. The attached document provides an updated 2018 holiday schedule and details changes in early closing practices and birthday leave.

Benefits Tips & Reminders for the New Year (PDF)

December 21, 2017

As we prepare for the New Year, the GW Benefits team would like to share some important reminders regarding your benefits. The Benefits Tips & Reminders for the New Year packet (PDF) is now available and includes information regarding benefit ID cards, vendor contact/registration information, important deadlines for 2017 Flexible Spending Account plans and the HSA activation process. Please read through this document carefully, as it includes steps you need to take to ensure a smooth benefits transition into 2018.

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Announcement (PDF)

November 28, 2017

Several states have premium assistance programs available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and families. Read the attached document to learn who is eligible, how to enroll and more.

2017 Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) Notice (PDF)

November 30, 2017

Please note, student workers and independent contractors are not eligible for the GW retirement savings plans.

2018 Retirement Plan IRS Contribution Limits (PDF)

October 31, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the dollar limitations for retirement plans for the 2018 calendar year. Follow the link to learn more.

2016 1095-C Tax Form (PDF)

February 7, 2017

In early 2017, some employees will receive a tax form called the 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, that will contain detailed information about their health care coverage provided by GW during calendar year 2016. If you receive the form, It is important to keep it for your records because you will need it to file your taxes for 2016. Review FAQs and learn more!

Important Benefits' Resources & Reminders (PDF)

December 21, 2016

With 2017 approaching, learn more about accessing and using your benefits.

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Announcement (PDF)

December 6, 2016

Some states have premium assistance programs available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and families. Learn more about who is eligible.

Annual Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) Notice (PDF)

November 30, 2016

Reminder: There are 27 biweekly pay periods in calendar year 2015 (PDF)

December 30, 2015

401(a) Plan Notice to Interested Parties (PDF)

January 21, 2015

Q&A with EVP&T Lou Katz on GW Benefits

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options (PDF)

October 1, 2013

When key parts of the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance:  the Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”), also commonly referred to as the Health Insurance Exchange. 

HIPAA Privacy Notice (PDF)

September 23, 2013

August 12, 2013

 Because of the long-standing relationship between GW and TIAA-CREF, GW participants will enjoy reduced fees through a lower cost share class in many TIAA-CREF funds.

July 30, 2012

Available with select GW medical plans, learn more about eligibility and benefits for infertility coverage.

Health Care Reform (PDF)

June 30, 2012

Learn more about what will change with GW's health care coverage following the passage of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).