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 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the that employees can contribute up to $17,500 in employee contributions to the TSP in 2014. The limit applies to the combined total of tax-deferred traditional and Roth contributions. (This limit has not changed from 2013). Any participant who will be age 50 or over in 2014 can also contribute up to $5,500 in additional catch-up contributions, as long as regular contributions for the year are expected to reach the $17,500 limit. (This limit has not changed from 2013).
* The 2013 Open Season will be held from Monday, November 11th through Monday, December 9th. During this period, employees may enroll, change, or cancel their health, vision, and/or dental insurance plans. Employees may also enroll or re-enroll into the Flexible Spending Account, which is a tax-favored program. Employees may also elect to cancel their long-term disability insurance plans during Open Season. Please visit this link for more detailed information.
* The results for the Employee Workshop Survey are in. Thank you to everyone who voted. The top two Wellness topics are "Living Well on the Fast Track: Eating Healthy on the Run" and "Relaxation Techniques at the Workplace." The top two Legal/Financial topics are "Effective Budgeting" and "Estate Planning: Five Essential Documents." The top two Caregiving topics are "Technology and Keeping Your Kids Safe" and "Effective Discipline Strategies: Factors Influencing Children's Behavior." The top two Personal/Professional topics are "Maximizing your Day: Effective Time Management" and "Making a Life While Making a Living: Work-Life Balance." Lastly, the top two Federal Benefits topics are the "Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)" and "Thrift Savings Plan Overview (TSP)."
December 4, 2013
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers the Federal insurance programs, including health, Federal dental and vision, flexible spending account (FSA), and long-term care. An OPM insurance expert will be providing a presentation on these plans to Gallaudet employees on Wednesday, December 4th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in JSAC, Room 1010. If you wish to attend, please send an email to email@example.com.
December 10 & 12, 2013
Have you started saving for retirement or are you seeking to retire within the next three to five years? HEW Federal Credit Unions, Financial Consultant, Roderick Day is offering compliment ½ hour one-on-one consultations session to discuss retirement planning and to review your TSP. Mr. Day will host sessions on Tuesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 12th from 10:30 am -4:00 pm located at College Hall-Room 406 . To schedule your appointment, please contact Ashley Moorman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so book your appointment today.