College of Coastal Georgia Benefits Information
Benefits eligible employees have a variety of options to choose from in order to meet their healthcare needs. Newly eligible employees have 30 days from their effective date to select benefit options for themselves and their eligible dependents.
Newly benefits eligible employees may have their coverage start on the 1st of the month after enrollment. For example, an employee becomes benefits eligible on February 1, 2014, and he enrolls in benefits on February 3rd. His coverage will begin on the first day of the next month- March 1, 2014. If the employee enrolls on the first of the month, benefits will be effective on that day.
On an annual basis, the College offers an open enrollment period. During this period, employees may change their healthcare plan elections and levels of coverage for the upcoming calendar year.
Premiums for insurance are withheld from paychecks on a pretax basis. There is a $50 surcharge for use of tobacco products. More information on this surcharge can be found here.