Four Benefits You Forgot You Had

October and November are often dedicated to benefits education, as eligible employees prepare to select plans during Open Enrollment. 

From leave to discounts, Georgia Tech’s expansive network of benefits was likely part of your initial draw to work here. But perhaps you’ve forgotten some of the more uncommon ones, or worse — never realized they existed. Many of Georgia Tech’s benefits come from the University System of Georgia (USG), which governs and administers benefits to its 26 state institutions. Here are four benefits you didn’t know you had:

1. Educational Support Leave
Is your child presenting at their science fair? Or your 5th-grader is graduating elementary school? The USG provides a paid day, away from work to promote education in Georgia. Any activity related to student achievement and academic support can qualify.

  • Details: eight hours of paid leave per calendar year (does not accrue or roll-over)

  • Eligibility: Full-time, non-temporary employees regularly working 40 hours

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2. Perks at Work
You probably received an email about Perks at Work during your first month, but it might have been a while (if at all) since you’ve visited the site. The USG leverages its large employee pool to provide discounts on movie tickets (30%), the Georgia Aquarium (20%), Sea World (30%), and Adidas (25%), to name a few.

3. 100% Covered Tuition Assistance
Effective January this year, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) was amended to provide a full tuition waiver. Prior to the change, it only covered about half. Join the more than 350 employees enrolled in TAP. Georgia Tech also offers two additional tuition assistance programs, STRAP and GTRC.

4. Will Preparation
Georgia Tech’s Perks and Programs partner, LifeSuite Services, offers customized will preparation for free.

  • Eligibility: Active employees

  • Go to the GT Perks and Programs page and use the username and password listed. Hover over the link that says “Life” at the very top of the page next to the Securian Financial logo and select “Legal Services”. Then navigate to Wills by clicking Go to Legal Resources> Legal Forms> Personal Documents> Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning.

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