Welcome to the Gallaudet University's Benefits website. Gallaudet University offers a comprehensive benefits package to its regular status staff, faculty, and teachers. This website will enable you to view detailed information regarding each benefit offered by the University. Please refer to the links on the left side. The Benefits Office is also available to assist you in understanding and maximizing your benefits. You can reach the Benefits Office through email or by phone 202-250-2634 (V/VP). You can also stop by the Benefits Office in College Hall, Room 114A.


* From February 1 to February 29, employees can change from the FEHB Family option to FEHB Self Plus One option.  The Self Plus One option will cover the employee and one eligible family member.  It may cost less than the Self and Family option.  The premiums are available here.  Please send an email to if you are interested in making a change.

* Effective January 1, 2016, the premium rates for the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance will change for some types of coverage.  Most premium rates for Option A, Option B, and Option C will decrease.  Premium rates for post-retirement basic insurance with 50% reduction and No Reduction will increase.  Premium rates for older age bands of Option B and C will increase.  The premiums can be found here.

* The 2016 contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) remains at $18,000.  Employees over the age of 50 can contribute an additional $6,000 (catch-up contribution).  If you wish to change your contribution, please complete this form.  It can be scanned/emailed to

* Employees will be receiving a 1095-C in the mail sometimes after April 1, 2016.  Gallaudet is required to mail a 1095-C form to all employees before March 31, 2016.  To learn more about 1095-C, please visit this link.



Have you ever thought about becoming a real estate investor or considered diversifying your investment portfolio through real estate?  Look no further.  Maureen Foley, Realtor with Keller Williams, and Jeff Novotny of the Novotny Leading Team will be giving a presentation on "Investing in Real Estate."  Whether you want to purchase and hold onto an investment property to generate monthly rental income or like the idea of a quick fix and flip, this is the perfect class for you to gain an overview on real estate investing, from financing options to selection of property and closing the deal.  The seminar will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from noon to 1PM and 4 to 5PM at IKJSAC, Room 1011.  Lunch will be provided for the noon session and snacks will be provided for the 4PM session.  You will also receive a bag of freebies after the workshop.  If interested, please e-mail

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