Benefits for Newly Hired and Eligible Benefits

Your health and welfare benefits are provided through the University System of Georgia, which includes healthcare, dental, vision, and retirement plan options. Georgia Tech is a member of the USG, the state agency governing all 28 public institutions in Georgia. USG dictates general policy, administers benefits, and supplements funding for the state institutions. It is governed by the Board of Regents (BOR).

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Have questions?

Call 404.894.4847, email benefits@ohr.gatech.edu​, or submit a ticket to request HR Support.

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Step 1. Review your resources

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.

 

Step 2. Check Your Credentials

Ensure your Georgia Tech account has been given access. Check with your hiring manager if you have questions.

 

Step 3. Make Your Selections with OneUSG Connect - Benefits

OneUSG Connect is a USG system-wide technology management system. It includes two ways to access your benefits (including initial enrollment, life event updates, and Open Enrollment changes). To select online, login the employee portal TechWorks and click the benefits icon: You will automatically be redirected to the OneUSG Connect – Benefits website. ​ Save and submit your selections, including ​supporting documents and evidence of insurability (EOI) if necessary. To select over the phone, allow a representative to assist you in selecting your USG benefits over the phone: ​1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

When will Your Benefits 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)

 

Coverage Period

Once you make your benefit elections, those elections will remain in effect from the coverage effective date through Dec. 31 of the current plan year unless you have a qualifying life event. If you do not experience a qualifying family status change, you must wait until the next Annual Enrollment period to make changes.