Health & Welfare Benefits

As a Georgia Institution, Georgia Tech is one of the 28 schools under the University System of Georgia (USG) umbrella. Your health and welfare benefits are provided through USG, which includes healthcare, dental, vision, and retirement plan options for employees working 30 hours per week or more on a regular basis. All USG employees are covered by workers’ compensation, and certain employees also qualify for Social Security participation. 

Your USG benefits are administered through OneUSG Connect. You may elect, change, view, or request support through the OneUSG Connect – Benefits website or OneUSG Connect – Benefits Call Center.

When Do My Benefits Begin?

Benefits will be effective:

The date of hire if hired on the first day of the month
(e.g., July 1 or Aug. 1)
The first day of the following month if the hire date is any day other than the first (e.g., July 2 or Aug. 13)

Additional Georgia Tech Benefits

Georgia Tech offers two benefits options in addition to your USG options, identity theft and supplemental life insurance. 

Identity Theft Solutions

  • Offered through Legal Club of America
  • Membership is only $7.00 per employee per month or $3.24 per paycheck.
  • $25,000 of Identity Theft Insurance*
  • Learn More
  • To enroll, submit this form to Human Resources within your first 30 days or during Open Enrollment.

Delta Dental HMO

  • Offered through Delta Dental
  • Enroll during Open Enrollment
  • View the plan
  • Access the claim form
  • To enroll, use OneUSG Connect – Benefits to select this plan within your first 30 days or during Annual Enrollment.
Unum Whole Life Insurance
  • Life insurance programs are offered through Unum
  • Enrollment is only available during Open Enrollment
  • Learn More

Life Event Changes

Health & Welfare Benefits: Father and Daughter Kayaking.

If you experience a life event, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, you may be eligible to make changes to your current benefit elections. To make changes, visit the OneUSG Connect - Benefits website (accessible via TechWorks, click the doctor icon). Per IRS regulations, benefit changes are normally allowed only during the annual enrollment period between October and November. However, certain changes to your family or work status, may allow you to make mid-year benefit changes. Regulations require changes be made within 30 days of your life changing event, which is also the effective date of your benefit changes.

When you have a qualified life event, may make any change related to the life event — for example, if you have a baby, you may add the new child to your plan but you cannot add a spouse. Changes not made within 30 days of the event will have to wait until annual enrollment. Visit the OneUSG Connect - Benefits website for a list of qualified life events.