2022 Open Enrollment Create a Path to Well-Being

The virtual Open Enrollment fair is October 11 - 29, 2021.

Join weekly webinars from GW Benefits’ vendor partners and members of the GW Benefits team. The webinars are designed to help you learn about new benefit programs as well as enhancements and changes to current benefit programs. Webinars will be offered multiple days and times throughout the Open Enrollment period to offer flexibility to you and your family's schedules.

Engage with GW Benefits' vendor partners during Open Enrollment:

  • Register for a webinar hosted by our vendor partners
  • Schedule a 10-minute, 1:1 virtual appointment with a benefits vendor partner to discuss details about a specific benefit

Listen to a Recording of Benefits' Virtual Coffee and Chat: What's New In 2022

GW Webinars

Friday, October 15 at 11 a.m. ET

Register via Webex

Cyber threats are all around us, but are we ready to combat them? Join Luke McNamara, Principal Analyst with Mandiant Threat Intelligence, for an overview of common cyber threats and the path towards managing these threats. Register now to gain more insights on:

  • Higher Education common cyber threats
  • The growing threat of Ransomware
  • Cyber threat forecast for 2022

Paul Martin, GW's Retirement Administrator, will explain recommended steps to take as you approach retirement. Paul will also share resources available, such as the Retirement Planning Guide.

Wednesday, October 27 at 10 a.m.

 

Join Paul Martin, GW Benefits Retirement Administrator. for a special presentation for GW employees.

Paul will walk you through available GW retirement savings plans, eligibility for the 401(a) base and match contributions, and other retirement support available to you as a GW employee.

For Employees with No Direct Reports

Join GW Benefits for an overview of the Time Reporting System (TRS). Learn how to submit time off requests and cancellations as an employee as well as how to review accrual balances.

For Managers

Join GW Benefits for an overview of the Time Reporting System (TRS). Learn how to submit time off requests, cancellations and review accrual balances as an employee as well as learn how to manage requests from your direct reports.

Join GW Benefits for an overview of the Tuition Exchange benefit:

Join GW Benefits for a review of the Tuition Remission benefit, including how to apply, coverage for yourself and dependents, and tax exemption certification.

Benefits' Vendor Partner Webinars 

Three Dental Plan options are available to choose through Aenta.

The GW dental plans are “stand-alone” plans, so you can enroll in dental coverage whether or not you have medical coverage through GW.  

Castlight is a free service for GW employees, spouses and adult dependents covered under the university PPO or HSP medical plan through UnitedHealthcare.

The app allows you to easily compare prices and read patient reviews for doctors and medical services or prescriptions.

Register for a webinar:

When you enroll in one of the medical plan options, you are automatically provided with prescription drug coverage through CVS Caremark. You have access to prescription medications through both retail pharmacies and mail-order program.

Register for a CVS webinar or watch the CVS on-demand presentation (password: Benefitfair). 

Join The George Washington University and Fidelity for an educational workshop in month, Get Started Saving for the Future.

Tuesday October 21, 12 p.m. 

 

Join Headspace for an overview of the meditation app. Learn about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, the different programs available on the app and how to incorporate the app into your daily routine. 

Tuesday, October 12 at 3 p.m. 

Thursday, October 28 at 3 p.m.

Legal Resources provides access to professional attorneys and provide protection against high legal fees. Accessing the services provided under this plan are convenient because you have a group of over 16,000 attorneys nationwide available to help you with your legal needs. You pay for coverage under this plan with after-tax contributions of $19/month that you make through payroll contributions. 

GW is pleased to offer Group Home and Auto discounts, through Liberty Mutual. Participants receive preferred pricing on home and auto insurance packages, including discounts of up to 10 percent on auto and 5 percent on home, renters and condo insurance. 

 

Join GW Benefits for a webinar about life, AD&D and disability insurance. Learn about eligibility, how much coverage you can enroll in and how to apply.

October 21 at 11 a.m.

Join Payflex to learn about Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts. You can also visit the Payflex mircro site for GW employees that review Payflex programs and member tools.

Learn how to get the most out of these benefits' financial tools. 

GW employees covered under a GW medical plan through UnitedHealthcare are eligible to participate at no cost in Real Appeal. This virtual weight loss management program combines virtual coaching and weeklly team check-ins to reach your health goal. BMI eligibility is 19 or higher.

Beginning January 1, Simple Therapy will be available to GW medical plan participants and their eligible adult dependents (18+) at no cost. This program combines a comprehensive digital program with live physical therapists to help you prevent and manage pain across 18 body parts including knee, hip, neck, shoulder, back, hand, and wrist.

Thursday, October 14 at 3 p.m.

Join TIAA for a "Tomorrow in Focus" webinar. Review the financial wellbeing steps that are important today to ensure your dreams are realized in the future:

Thursday, October 28 at 12 p.m. ET

Join UnitedHealthcare for a webinar that explains the GW Health Savings Plan and the GW PPO Medical Plan. Learn about the differences to make the best choice for your family.

Benefits' Vendor Partner 1:1 Appointments 

Castlight is a free service for GW employees, spouses and adult dependents covered under the university PPO or HSP medical plan through UnitedHealthcare.

The app allows you to easily compare prices and read patient reviews for doctors and medical services or prescriptions.

Register for a 1:1 10-minute appointment with Castlight:

When you enroll in one of the medical plan options, you are automatically provided with prescription drug coverage through CVS Caremark. You have access to prescription medications through both retail pharmacies and mail-order program.

Register for 1:1 Appointments:

Schedule a retirement counseling appointment in October to create a savings plan and check in on your progress towards saving for retirement.

Legal Resources provides access to professional attorneys and provide protection against high legal fees. Accessing the services provided under this plan are convenient because you have a group of over 16,000 attorneys nationwide available to help you with your legal needs. You pay for coverage under this plan with after-tax contributions of $19/month that you make through payroll contributions. 

1:1 Appointments

Ask questions to our Payflex representative about using your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spendings Accounts: 

Schedule a retirement counseling appointment in October to create a savings plan and check in on your progress towards saving for retirement.

Schedule a 1:1 appointment with our UnitedHealthcare representative. Learn more about the GW Health Savings Plan and GW PPO plan as you explore your medical benefits.

1:1 Appointments: