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 202-250-2419 (V/VP). You can also stop by the Benefits Office in College Hall, Room 114A.


* The 2014 Open Season will run from Monday, November 10th through Monday, December 8th.  During this period, employees enroll in, change, or cancel their health, dental, and/or vision insurance plans.  Furthermore, employees may enroll or re-enroll into the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS) plan.  This is also an opportunity to cancel long-term disability (LTD) plans if employees do not wish to continue in 2015. 

* Effective January 1, 2015, temporary employees are eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.  Temporary employees must meet the following criteria: 1) work at a minimum 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month and 2) must be expected to work at least 90 days.  The premium will be shared by the employee and the University.  For more information on FEHB, please visit this link

* All new employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 will be subject to FERS-FRAE, a new retirement system.  Under FERS-FRAE, employees are required to contribute 4.4% of their basic pay.  FERS, FERS-RAE, and FERS-FRAE follow the same guidelines set up by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  However, the employee and employer contributions are different for each retirement system.  For more information on FERS, please visit this link



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