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Employees can begin enrolling same-sex spouses for coverage in benefits plans

Beginning July 13, UGA employees can begin enrolling their same-sex spouses for coverage in University System of Georgia benefits plans as USG implements the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to legalize same-sex marriage in all states.

For same-sex marriages that occurred June 26 or earlier, the effective date for choices of coverage will be backdated to June 26 or July 1. Those employees have until Sept. 1 to register the change and provide documentation.

Employees who married after June 26 will be able to enroll their spouses in the benefits coverage beginning July 13 by following the family status change procedures already in place for the USG benefits plans found at

Enrollment instructions, coverage information, documentation requirements and FAQs will be available at the University System of Georgia website:

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