Make Your 2014 Elections during November’s Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment is an exciting time for Georgia Tech and the Office of Human Resources. We take pride in providing Georgia Tech faculty and staff with the best options at affordable rates. This year’s open enrollment period—Monday, November 11 to Friday, November 22—features new vendors and new plan options.

Georgia Tech has worked closely with the Board of Regents to advocate for our employees, and to ensure that 2014’s plans match or exceed our current offerings. Even if you don’t intend to make changes to your plan in 2014, we urge you to re-enroll.

Important Changes to Note

  • Beginning in January 2014, all University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will offer the same nonmedical benefits (currently, each institution offers its own selection), including supplemental life insurance, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • The Institute will offer other nonmedical benefits not provided by the Board of Regents, including the group legal plan through ARAG, critical illness and permanent whole life plans, and an identity theft protection program.
  • While premiums won’t increase for USG Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, some co-pays and deductibles will increase as of January 1. The premium for the Kaiser plan will increase by 4.4 percent.
  • Many plan providers will stay the same (e.g., Delta Dental will continue to provide coverage for all Georgia Tech employees), although plan options may change slightly.

Open enrollment is the time to make thoughtful decisions about your benefits for the coming year. We encourage you to review your current benefits plan, decide which 2014 plan is best for you and your family, and select a plan via TechWorks ( during the two-week enrollment period.

Further details on our 2014 benefit offerings will be mailed to your home in mid-October. Information will be also be available at the annual Benefits Fair held on Wednesday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

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