2013 Benefit Plans

January 2013:

For employees in the ORP you will receive a notice from the USG advising you that any contributions for which you do not provide investment direction will be invested in the plan’s designated default option (the “Plan Designated Fund”). The Fidelity® Money Market Trust Retirement Government Money Market Portfolio is currently the Plan Designated Default Fund. However, effective February 8, 2013, the Fidelity Freedom K® Funds will become the Plan Designated Default Fund.



*** There is an error re: Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care; the limit is $5,000.

Your guide to all the benefits offered at Valdosta State University



Open Access Point of Service (POS) Plan Summary (upload file)

HSA Open Access Point of Service (POS) Plan Summary

Frequently Asked Questions for Active Employees

MET LIFE Dental Plan Booklet

EYE MED Vision Care Summary Plan---New This Year for Employees

MET LAW Legal Plan Summary of Benefits-New This Year for Employees

METLAW Legal Plan Fee Schedule

METLAW Legal Plan Declaration

METLAW Legal Plan Certification

Long Term Disability Summary Document

Pharmacy Benefit Summary





















PeachCare for Kids BOR Open Enrollment Memo

2013 CIGNA Brochure

Shared Sick Leave Pool Program


New Hire Retiree Healthcare Contribution Chart

New Hire Retiree Healthcare Contribution Chart that was approved at the October 9, 2012 Board Meeting. Please make sure that you communicate to all new hires after January 1, 2013 the new contribution rates. Also, this chart is posted out on the web under Health Insurancehttp://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/health_insurance.

See also: New Hire Retiree Healthcare Contributions


Good news regarding flu vaccines for this coming flu season

For employees enrolled in the Open Access POS plan, HSA Open Access POS plan, flu vaccines will be covered at 100% regardless of the place of service. Employees may go to their local pharmacy for their flu vaccine (i.e. Kroger, CVS, Walgreen's)! To be reimbursed, the employee will need to pay out-of-pocket at the point of service and fax a copy of their receipt and member ID card to the BCBSGa BOR dedicated fax line at 1-877-868-7950. A reimbursement check will be mailed to the employee’s home address on file at BCBSGa.

As always, if the employee goes to their doctor to get the flu vaccine, the claim will be filed for them and paid at 100%.