News and Announcements

DC Paid Family Leave Act (PDF)

Effective July 1, 2020, DC employers are subject to the District of Columbia's Paid Family Leave Law, which allows covered employees to receive paid time off for qualifying parental, family and medical events.  For more information about Paid Family Leave, please visit the Office of Paid Family Leave's website at

Benefits Tips & Reminders for the New Year (PDF)

December 13, 2019

The 2020 GW Benefits Tips & Reminders packet is now available! In this PDF, you'll find information regarding benefit ID cards, vendor contact information, important deadlines for 2019 Flexible Spending Account plans, the HSA activation process, and much more. Please take a few minutes to read through the packet to take care of the "Total You" in 2020.

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Announcement (PDF)

November 21, 2019

Several states have premium assistance programs available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and families. Read the attached document to learn who is eligible, how to enroll and more.

2019 Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) Notice (PDF)

November 18, 2019

Please note: student workerss and independent contractors are not eligible for the GW retirement savings plan.

2020 Retirement Plan IRS Contribution Limits (PDF)

November 21, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the dollar limitations for retirement plans for the 2020 calendar year. Follow the link to learn more.