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University System of Georgia Benefits

Health insurance at UGA

This information is only a summary of the benefits available to University System of Georgia (USG) employees. The provisions and details of each plan described in this document are governed by the contracts negotiated by the University System of Georgia. All benefits are subject to change at the discretion of  the USG. If there is a difference between the information in this summary and the actual benefit contracts, the terms and conditions of the contracts prevail.

The University System of Georgia offers its benefit-eligible employees a choice of four medical plans. The USG health plans are specifically designed to help employees avoid severe financial difficulty when facing catastrophic medical expenses.

Premium rates are adjusted periodically to maintain the plans on a sound financial basis. Premiums are deducted from your payroll check before federal, state, and FICA taxes are applied.

Faculty please note: all faculty and staff who are paid on a ten-month payroll basis will have their premiums adjusted from January through May to include premiums needed for June and July coverage (i.e., January through May premiums will be higher).

Health insurance enrollment:

If you wish to enroll in University System benefits, you must do so within 30 days of your employment date using the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (or (1-844-587-4236).

If you do not enroll during the 30-day period, you must wait until the annual open enrollment period, unless you experience an IRS-approved life event change.

New-hire health coverage start dates:

Read more about benefits coverage start dates.

Eligible employees may choose one of four health plans: 

check mark The health insurance plans through UGA offer 100% coverage for qualified wellness coverage. View more information about wellness coverage.

Adding dependents to your coverage

To add eligible dependents to your coverage, use the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (or (1-844-587-4236).

Continuation of health care benefits after employment (COBRA):

If your employment has been terminated, you may be eligible to continue your UGA health insurance. To enroll in COBRA, use the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (or (1-844-587-4236).

 If you have questions about your University System of Georgia benefits, you may visit the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website. Select the UGA logo and use your MyID and password to log in. If needed, you may also call the OneUSG Connect - Benefits Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

Revised 06.26.17