Critical illness (including cancer) insurance
If you do not enroll during the first 30 days of your employment, you must wait until the annual fall open enrollment period.
Most people don’t like to think about becoming sick due to a major illness, but if you did become ill, how would you pay for your care? Medical insurance usually pays for some of the costs, but many times, individuals with critical illnesses are left with large out-of-pocket expenses. Critical illness insurance provides additional cash benefits in the event of a critical illness.
- View the 2017 University System of Georgia critical illness insurance plan details here
Premiums are paid by employees via post-tax payroll deductions. Please note: all faculty and staff who are paid on a ten-month payroll basis will have a triple deduction of premiums on their May payroll checks to pay for May, June, and July premiums.
New hires must enroll during their first 30 days of employment or wait until the next open enrollment period each fall. To enroll, use the MyBenefits@UGA system.
- New employees should get the MyBenefits@UGA guide for new employees and follow the instructions to enroll.
- Current employees who wish to make coverage changes due to life events should print the MyBenefits@UGA Change Guide and follow the instructions.
- Or go directly to the MyBenefits@UGA site to enroll.
You may cancel critical illness coverage at any time. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
If you have any questions about your benefits options, please contact Employee Benefits at 706-542-2222 or e-mail email@example.com.