Campus News

Benefits enrollment to begin Oct. 27

Benefits open enrollment will be held Oct. 27 through Nov. 14. During this time, faculty and staff can make their elections in the ­MyBenefits@UGA system.

The University System of Georgia once again will offer four health plans. “HSA Open Access POS” will be named “Consumer Choice HSA,” and “Open Access POS” will be named “Comprehensive Care.” The plan names for “BlueChoice HMO” and “Kaiser Permanente HMO” will not change.

USG again will match employee health spending account contributions: $375 for individual coverage and $750 for more than individual coverage. In addition, USG will pay the HSA monthly service fees and the monthly service fees for all flexible spending accounts.

The USG is requiring employees to certify tobacco use. Even if you do not intend to make any changes to your health coverage, you must access the MyBenefits@UGA system during open enrollment and indicate whether you, your spouse or dependents are tobacco users. Those who don’t complete the certification process will be assessed a nonrefundable surcharge of $75 (up from $50) per month starting in ­January.

Detailed plan information and the dates, times and locations for open enrollment information sessions are at

Questions can be directed to Human ­Resources at or 706-542-2222.