Georgia Tech Benefits

New Hires

Your health and welfare benefits are provided through the University System of Georgia, which includes healthcare, dental, vision, and retirement plan options. Georgia Tech is a member of the USG, the state agency governing all 26 public institutions in Georgia. USG dictates general policy, administers benefits, and supplements funding for the state institutions. It is governed by the Board of Regents (BOR).

Next Steps

1. Review your Resources.

As a Georgia Institution, Georgia Tech is one of the 26 schools under the University System of Georgia (USG) umbrella. Your health and welfare benefits are provided through USG, which includes healthcare, dental, vision, and retirement plan options for employees working 30 hours per week or more on a regular basis. All USG employees are covered by workers’ compensation, and certain employees also qualify for Social Security participation. Learn More

3. Visit New to USG

Visit “New to USG” to explore the benefits available to you.

The University System Benefits Office hosts virtual monthly New Hire Benefits Orientation for newly hired employees across the system. Employees are required to register to attend.

The sessions are scheduled for one hour and include information about the USG healthcare and retirement benefits at a high level as well as enrollment deadlines, supporting documents for dependents, resource contact information, and more.

This benefits orientation is offered to supplement the current campus orientation. The ongoing schedule for these live virtual sessions will be the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am  An on-demand version will be available on the New to USG page of our website.

2. Check your Credentials

Ensure your Georgia Tech account has been given access. Check with your hiring manager if you have questions.
Activate Your Account

4. Make selections through OneUSG

OneUSG Connect is a USG system-wide technology management system. It includes two ways to access your benefits (including initial enrollment, life event updates, and Open Enrollment changes).

Visit OneUSG Connect and select “Manage My Benefits” on the right side menu.

You will automatically be redirected to the OneUSG Connect – Benefits website. ​ Save and submit your selections, including ​supporting documents and evidence of insurability (EOI) if necessary.

To select over the phone, allow a representative to assist you in selecting your USG benefits over the phone: ​

1-844-5-USGBEN (1-844-587-4236).

When will Benefits be Effective?

  • The date of hire if hired on the first day of the month (e.g., July 1 or Aug. 1)
  • The first day of the following month if the hire date is any day other than the first (e.g., July 2 or Aug. 13)

Coverage Period

Once you make your benefit elections, those elections will remain in effect from the coverage effective date through Dec. 31 of the current plan year unless you have a qualifying life event. If you do not experience a qualifying family status change, you must wait until the next Annual Enrollment period to make changes.ere are three types of employees and employment used to determine benefits eligibility.


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