UnitedHealthcare and Payflex Decodes HSP and HSA

GW Benefits will host free seminars in February and March (both in-person and virtually) on the topic "Decoding Your HSP and HSA".  Representatives from UnitedHealthcare and PayFlex will cover features of the GW HSP and HSA, providing tips on how to maximize the use of both.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  Be on the lookout for more information on the upcoming GWELL.  HSP medical plan participants will also receive an email invite. Register here.


Foggy Bottom: February 27, 1 pm - 2 pm, Marvin Center Room 308 (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)

Webex: February 28, 1 pm - 2 pm (link information in Register link above.)


Foggy Bottom: March 20, 11 am - 12 pm; Marvin Center Room 307 (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)

Webex: March 27, 1 pm - 2pm (link information in Registration link above) 

Free Faculty/Staff Seated Massages

Add some bliss to your workday with free on-site faculty/staff seated massages.

Schedule an appointment by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Foggy Bottom Campus  |  Marvin Center, Room 413 (800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052)

March 6th 10 am - 3 pm (Note: 3 appointments available per slot; Appointments are first come, first served.)

VSTC  |  Enterprise Hall, Room 102A - aka "The Old Dining Hall" (44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147)

March 13 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Note: 2 appointments available per slot; Appointments are first come, first served.)


GW Benefits Retirement and Financial Wellness Fair

Don't miss our bi-annual Retirement and Financial Fair hosted by GW Benefits and partners. Attendees can choose to come for one seminar or all seminars - it's up to you.  There will be two areas of focus: Financial Wellness and Retiring from GW.  In the Financial Wellness seminars, you can expect seminars such as, "Getting Started - How to Create a Retirement Plan", "How to Prepare for College Expenses" and "Checking in on Your Retirement Mid-Career." Our Retirement seminars include "How to Retire from GW", "Understanding Medicare with Via Benefits," and "Learning the Basics of Social Security."  Fidelity, TIAA, Via Benefits, and Legal Resources will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions.  More details to following, including the full schedule.

Thursday, March 28 10am - 3pm; Marvin Center - 3rd Floor.

GW plan Meet with UnitedHealthcare on Campus

UnitedHealthcare will be on campus to meet with GW plan members one-on-one regarding their medical and/or vision plans. If you have a question about plan claims, network, website and/or benefits coverage, schedule an appointment by clicking on the appropriate link below:

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  | Meetings February - September will take place at Marvin Center, Room 400 (800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)

January 10, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (*By phone appointment only. On the Doodle form, please leave your phone number.)

February 7, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

March 21, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

April 11, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 9, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 6, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

July 11, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

August 8, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

September 12, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

VSTC  |  GW Benefits Office | 45155 Research Place,  Suite 160A Ashburn, VA 20147

January 24, 2019  |  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March 28, 2019 | 11a.m. - 1 p.m

May 23, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Can't make it in person? Plan members may contact UnitedHealthcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the number on the back of their medical ID cards.

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Join nutritional consultant Debbie Amster for on-site demonstrations (and sampling) of healthy and hassle-free meals. Demos will be held at Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC).

FOGGY BOTTOM CAMPUS  |  Marvin Center 308 | 12p.m. - 1p.m.

Tuesday February 19, 2019  |  12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 


To ensure sufficient cooking supplies for sampling, please use the link above to register your name.

Upcoming Retirement Counseling at VSTC

As well as regular weekly sessions available on the Foggy Bottom campus, Fidelity and TIAA consultants will be available on the VSTC campus (Research Place, Rm 160A) in 2019 on the following dates:

TIAA VSTC CAMPUS  | February 12 | March 5 | April 9 | May 7 | June 4

 Make an appointment online or call 866-843-5640

Location of sessions will be in Research Place, Rm 160A (next to the GW Benefits office).

For further information regarding GW retirement savings options, please see

How to Pick a Medical Plan Seminars

Hosted by UnitedHealthcare, these seminars will provide an overview of the university's medical plans, including comparisons and contrasts of the GW PPO and GW HSP, and include a Q&A session. Understand your medical plan options and choose the best plan for you and your family this Open Enrollment season.

August 2019 dates coming soon!

Ongoing Retirement Counseling 

Retirement consultants from Fidelity and TIAA are available on campus by appointment to assist you with enrolling in the GW retirement plans, understanding the plans and available investments, creating your savings plan and reviewing your account balances. To make an appointment, contact your provider(s) .

Fidelity Investments
Individual Appointment:
Make an appointment online or call 800-642-7131
24 Hour Service: 800-343-0860

Individual Appointment:
Make an appointment online or call 866-843-5640
24 Hour Service: 800-842-2776

Tuition Remission Information Sessions

Every semester, GW Benefits hosts information sessions for its tuition remission program. Each session provides a detailed overview of tuition remission and gives attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered. Session dates are posted here as they become available.

Fidelity/TIAA Live Webinars

Keep your financial goals on track with Fidelity's and TIAA's (free) live webinars.  

See the full schedule of upcoming Fidelity webinars (PDF), as well as workshop descriptions (PDF). To register for a Fidelity web workshop, log on to

See the full schedule of upcoming TIAA live webinars (PDF), and register for a webinar online at