Healthcare and other Voluntary Benefits
You have 30 days from your date of hire or date of eligibility to enroll in your healthcare and voluntary benefits. If you do not elect benefits within your first 30 days, you will not have coverage and your next opportunity to enroll will be during the next Open Enrollment period, unless you experience a qualifying life event.
With a few exceptions, your coverage will become effective the first day of the month following your hire or eligibility date (unless you become benefits-eligible on the first of the month, in which case your coverage would begin immediately, rather than on the first of the following month).
Because your contributions to your FSA, HSA and Critical illness cannot be retroactive, they will become effective the first of the month following the date of your election.
If you are an exempt (salaried) employee who works 20 hours or more per week, you must enroll in one of USG’s mandatory retirement plans: Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) Plan or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), within 60 days of your date of hire or date of eligibility. If you are a nonexempt (hourly) employee, you will automatically be enrolled into the TRS plan.
You may enroll in a 403(b) or 457(b) voluntary savings plan at any time during the year.
The date your mandatory retirement coverage becomes effective depends on the plan you elect. If you enroll in TRS, your coverage is effective on your date of hire. If you enroll in ORP, your coverage will be effective the first of the month following your election. Once you make your selection, your decision is irrevocable.
See the retirement section for comprehensive details and enrollment instructions.