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University System of Georgia Benefits

Life insurance

The University System of Georgia (USG) has contracted with Minnesota Life for basic and supplemental life insurance for all University System institutions. Benefits-eligible employees receive $25,000 in basic life insurance at no cost to them. Supplemental and dependent coverage is available at group rates. Spouses are not eligible if they are also eligible for employee coverage. See below for enrollment instructions.

The following summary is intended to provide an overview of the life insurance benefits you are eligible for as an employee of the University of Georgia.

Payment for life insurance premiums
Employees pay for premiums via payroll deduction.

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).

New employees
New employees who purchase supplemental life coverage within their first 30 days of employment can add 3x their salary coverage without submitting a statement of health, and up to 8x their salary with a statement of health. (Employees who request coverage of more than 3x their salaries during the enrollment process will be sent a statement of health by Minnesota Life.) You are encouraged to enter your beneficiary designations 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 - Benefits Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

View details and premiums for the Minnesota Life insurance plan, including travel assistance, legal assistance, and access to the Life Summary Plan Document.

Adding dependents to your coverage

Use the the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website to add dependents to your coverage. 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).

Life insurance benefits while traveling

Use the OneUSG Connect - Benefits  website to learn more about life insurance while traveling. 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).

Keeping life insurance coverage after separating employment
You may be able to continue group life insurance coverage if you separate from UGA. Read more about Minnesota Life's portability options.

bullet Enroll

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 - Benefits Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (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.

You may cancel supplemental life insurance at any time by 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 - Benefits Call Center toll free at 1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

If you have any questions about your benefits options, please use the 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 06.20.17