Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Philosophy

Georgia College seeks to attract, retain, and reward highly qualified, diverse, and talented employees by providing a competitive total compensation package with consideration for external market conditions, skills, knowledge, and expertise. A market-based compensation structure helps facilitate recruitment and retention of these employees and promotes opportunities for career progression and recognition of employee contributions to their jobs and to the University.

Base salary and benefits are the primary compensation elements at the University. The base salary reflects the value of an employee’s role both externally and internally, as well as the capabilities and contributions of the individual.  Georgia College offers a variety of University System of Georgia benefit programs including health & welfare, retirement, and other perquisites to reflect the needs of its employees and encourage health and wellness (Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), professional development etc.)

Benefits Contact Information

To find more information for health, dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts, please visit the USG Benefits website

The University System of Georgia’s HSA Open Access POS plan meets the Affordability Requirement under the Affordable Care Act.  Therefore, in general, University System of Georgia employees who are eligible for health insurance will not be eligible for a tax credit in 2014 through the Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchanges) created under the Affordable Care Act.  

If you are not eligible for Health Insurance through the University System of Georgia and would like more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace website at https://www.healthcare.gov/families/.  

Health care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa)

(HSA Open Access POS, Open Access POS and BlueChoice HMO options)

Phone: 1-800-424-8950
Website: http://www.bcbsga.com/bor/

Kaiser Permanente

Phone: 1-404-261-2590 or 1-800-611-1811
Website: http://www.kp.org

Dental

Delta Dental

Phone: 1-800-471-4214
Website: http://www.deltadentalins.com/usg

Vision

EyeMed

Phone: 1-866-800-5457
Website: http://www.eyemed.com

HSA and FSA

Optum

Phone: 1-877-470-1771
Website: https://mycdh.optum.com/

Life and AD&D

Minnesota Life

Phone: 1-866-293-6047
Website: http://www.lifebenefits.com

Disability

MetLife

Phone: 1-866-832-5759
Website: http://www.mybenefits.metlife.com

EAP

Employee Assistance Program to help you deal with the challenges of life, including work, family, money, relationships and more. Confidential and at no cost to you and your dependent family members.

ESPYR

Phone: 1-888-960-3305
Website: http://www.espyr.com