(Full Time Benefits-eligible Employees ONLY)
Armstrong State University, through the University System of Georgia offers its employees a well-balanced benefits program designed to provide protection against today's financial hazards due to sickness or injury, as well as the opportunity to accumulate assets toward achieving tomorrow's financial security.
As authorized by Sections 125 and 129 of the Internal Revenue Code, your health and dental premiums, retirement, medical reimbursement account, and dependent/health care account deductions are made before taxes are calculated, therefore, increasing your take-home pay and reducing your taxable income.
While the costs of providing benefits are ever increasing, the University System of Georgia ensures that a competitive, cost-efficient benefits program is available to its employees.
Summary of Your Benefit Options:
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Basic Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Long-Tern Disability
- Paid Annual Leave
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Holidays
- Teacher's Retirement System (TRS)/ Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)
- Accident Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account
- Health Savings Account
- Worker's Compensation
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Tax Sheltered Annuities (403(b), 457(b), 529 Path to College Plan)
New employees must elect benefits within the first 30 days of employment. You will also have the ability to elect the effective date of your benefits (your employment date or the first day of the following month).
NOTE: We do not prorate the premiums if you elect your employment date. The full premium will be deducted from your first paycheck if you elect to have your employment date as your effective date.
Employees may make changes to insurance elections within 30 days of your date of employment. After this time changes may not be made except in the following cases:
- During Open Enrollment, which takes place once a year in October/November
- In the case of a Life Qualifying Event (birth of a child, death of child or spouse, divorce, marriage, change in spouse employment status)