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Open enrollment for 2023 opens Oct. 24

This year’s University System of Georgia (USG) benefits open enrollment will be held Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. Visit the USG Benefits Open Enrollment website to begin making selections.

Open enrollment happens once a year for eligible faculty and staff to sign up for health insurance and other benefits as well as to make adjustments to their current plans or discontinue coverage. UGA retirees are also able to make changes or cancel their current plan.

This is an active enrollment year, which means action will be required to ensure that all benefits and associated costs match employee circumstances. Start by completing 2023 enrollment elections and certifications through OneUSG Connect no later than Nov. 4.

Faculty and staff must complete the certification of their tobacco use and working spouse (if applicable) each year during the benefits open enrollment period. If no action is taken to complete these certifications, employees will default to the $150 non-refundable monthly surcharge for each item. Login to the OneUSG Connect portal to update that certification status.

Benefits open enrollment is also a great time for eligible faculty, staff and retirees to review and update the following information in OneUSG Connect account:

  • Personal and emergency contact information
  • Voluntary demographic data
  • W-2 consent
  • Banking information

Faculty and staff who meet certain eligibility requirements may voluntarily donate unused sick leave to a Shared Leave Pool for fellow faculty and staff. Benefits open enrollment is the only opportunity to enroll in or make donations to the Shared Sick Leave Pool for 2023.

The USG virtual benefits fair with live presentations and chat will be offered throughout the open enrollment period from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. All faculty, staff and retirees are encouraged to attend the fair to learn about the changes to the benefit plans for 2023. Registration for the benefits fair can be completed here.

The UHR Benefits Team will hold virtual office hours on the following dates and times. Zoom links can be found here.

  • Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, 9-11 a.m.
  • Nov. 3, 3-5 p.m.

For questions regarding 2023 benefits open enrollment, please contact One USG Connect Benefits at 1-844-587-4236 or University Human Resources at 706-542-2222 or