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Open Enrollment 2014

The information on this page will help you prepare for the 2014 election of Benefits.


  • Open Enrollment is Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 22.
  • Remember, you are required to enroll in your benefits during Open Enrollment even if you don't want to make changes.
  • Tobacco Surcharge - $50 per month tobacco surcharge will apply to spouses and dependent children 18+ enrolled in the healthcare plan per tobacco user. Active employees default to tobacco user if they do not enroll for benefits during open enrollment.  $50 per month will be added to the premium. Employee can certify at any time during the year as a non-tobacco user. The surcharge will be removed at the first of the next month - No refunds will be given. Retirees may certify on-line or may complete the paper form otherwise they will default to same as 2013.
  • Text USG to 23613 to sign up for text message update.
  • Watch your inbox for important updates.
  • Review your benefit options before you enroll to see which option best fits your family.

Benefits Information

If you were unable to attend one of the Open Enrollment Information sessions, you may download the PowerPoint.

For more information regarding our 2014 Benefit Plans go to our Benefits Page.

Don't Forget!

Open Enrollment is also a time to elect to participate in the Shared Sick Leave Pool and to donate hours.

We have two local plan options as well - Legal Plan and Aflac Supplemental Insurance. Please note the disability insurance and vision through Aflac will not longer be available through VSU. However if you already have one of those plans, you can continue coverage through a direct draft and the rate would remain the same.

  • Aflac Rate Sheet. There are no rate increases. Aflac benefits pay home to you not the doctor which helps take care of deductible and pays you to get a wellness check-up. For more information contact Aflac Representative - Glen Sturgis, or call 800-992-3522.

 Online Election

The USG Shared Services Center has provided a handout with instructions on how to access ADP and go through the online Benefits election process. You may download this handout.

Or attend one of the Open Lab days for one-on-one assistance. You do not need to pre-register. You may drop by during the scheduled dates and times below.


  • Wednesday, November 13 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 14 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM