Benefits & Compensation

Employee Benefits

GW is committed to offering its employees a comprehensive benefits package —including health, medical, dental, life insurance, retirement and tuition programs — at a competitive cost. We believe that "one size may not fit all." Therefore, as a GW employee, you will be given the opportunity to choose from a variety of programs that will allow you, and your family, to determine the "best fit."

Benefits at a Glance

Health and Welfare Benefits

Tuition and Retirement

Group Medical Coverage

Supplemental Retirement Plan

Prescription Drug

University Base Retirement Plan

Group Dental Insurance

Group Vision

Matching Retirement Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Day Care)

Tuition Remission at GW

Basic Group Life and AD&D

Additional Group Term Life


Group Long Term Disability

Group Short Term Disability


Voluntary Legal Services Plan


Other Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

You, your dependents, and your household members are eligible to use the services provided by GW’s Faculty/Employee Assistance Program. This service offers resources and help, free counseling, and referrals.

Health Advocate

Health Advocate is a special benefit paid by GW that can help you and your family members personally resolve your healthcare and insurance issues, promptly and reliably, by cutting through the barriers that often create frustration and problems.


Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit SmartTrip/SmartBenefit Voucher Program.