Benefits

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

* There was a cyber attack on Anthem's information technology system and a resulting data breach.  It is unknown at this time the extent to which the data breach may affect members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.  CareFirst is working with Anthem and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as the breach is investigated, and will provide information as warranted about the breach and any impact on CareFirst members.  Further information about the data breach may be found at www.AnthemFacts.com. UPDATE:  The Office of Personnel Management, who oversees the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), just released the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  

* The IRS has increased the TSP limit for 2015.  Employees can contribute up to $18,000 to their TSP accounts in 2015.  The catch-up contribution limit (for employees who are 50 or over) has increased to $6,000.  Please contact the Payroll Office if you wish to increase your contribution to TSP.

* 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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 APS Healthcare Workshop

APS Healthcare, Gallaudet's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, will also present a workshop entitled, "Power of Attorney and Advance Directives" on Wednesday, March 25, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Both workshops will be held in JSAC, Room 1011. Attendees will learn to select the appropriate legal provisions so that their affairs are in order when they face incapacitating illness or death. The presenter will detail the basics of preparing a will and selecting the right power of attorney. If interested, please send an email to benefits@gallaudet.edu to register.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar

We will be having a Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar for employees who are eligbile to retire within five years and are in FERS.  The seminar will be held at Ole Jim on Tuesday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 15th from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  The seminar is for employees who have registered with benefits@gallaudet.edu.  A reminder will be sent out when the time comes near.  Any questions, please contact benefits@gallaudet.edu.  


Saturday, April 25, 2015 Out of the DARKNESS Campus Walk

CAPS and Residence Life are partnerning up with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and will be hosting an "Out of the DARKNESS" campus walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Olmstead Green.  Registration time is at 8:00AM and the walk will be from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.  Human Resources are helping out with volunteering. We encourage employees and their family members to participate and help Gallaudet become a better community.  More information, please contact Ruth Schilling at ruth.schilling@gallaudet.edu and if you'd like to learn more, check out www.afsp.org/walk




 

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