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.


*Effective January 2016, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) will offer the Self Plus One option.  Currently, there are only two options: Self and Self and Family.  The Self Plus One option will cover the employee and one eligible family member.  It will cost less than the Self and Family option.  The new premiums will be available in October 2015.  Employees will have the opportunity to change to the Self Plus One option during Open Season (November 9 - December 14).  Please note that this change is not automatic.  Employees must complete an enrollment form to make the changes.  The effective date of coverage will be January 10, 2016.

* 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. 

* 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.


EAP Orientation Lunch and Learn: APS Healthcare's representative will be giving an orientation on what Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides for Gallaudet University employees on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from noon to 1PM at SAC 1011.  Come and learn more about EAP and take an advantage of the program.  Desserts will be provided.  If interested, please e-mail

BCBS Lunch and Learn- Diabetes Education: Diabetes is one of the fastest growing public health issues in America! Get the latest research results on diabeted including the definition and history of diabetes, risk factors, classifications and normal blood glucose levels, diagnostic criteria for diabetes, and treatment options. Blue Cross and Blue Sheild (BCBS) will be providing a Lunch and Learn on Diabetes Education on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 12-1PM at SAC 1011. If interested, e-mail 

EAP Lunch and Learn: APS Healthcare's representative will be giving a presentation on "Effective Budgeting" on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from noon to 1PM at SAC 1011.  If interested, please e-mail

Kaiser's Lunch and Learn- "Transformational Thinking": Transformational Thinking is an unique approach to using what is known as your belly mind, heart mind and upper mind to increase whole body awareness. Stress can come from over use of the analytic mind. Learn mediation and breathing techniques to relieve stress, expand your awareness and refine your mind. Kaiser Permanente will be providing a Lunch and Learn on "Transformational Thinking" and they will be on campus on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from noon to 1PM at SAC 1011.  If interested, please e-mail

Kramer Wealth Managers- "Advanced Estate Planning": Kramer Wealth Managers will be presenting on "Advanced Estate Planning" on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from noon to 1PM at SAC 1011. Come and learn more about advanced estate planning. If interested, e-mail

Open Season Benefits Fair: We will be having an open season benefits fair on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 12PM to 4PM at JSAC MPR.  It is an opportunity for you to learn about different insurance companies and to see if you want to change your insurance plan. 

Any questions regarding the events, please e-mail

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