Benefits for Staff in Doha (Package B): Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits

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Benefits for Staff in Doha (Package B)


Benefits At-a-Glance (2009)
You may click on a benefit to link to more information

Medical & Prescription Drug Coverage

Georgetown University provides you with international medical and prescription coverage while you are employed through the SFS-Q campus in Doha. Coverage is provided by CIGNA International.  In 2007, SFS-Q faculty and staff will experience greater ease of processing claims and increased access to hostpitals and clinics in the region through CIGNALinks...Middle East.  For more information on what's covered and how to access care, click on the links below:

CIGNA Welcome Kit
CIGNALinks....Middle East
Pharmacy Management Brochure for CIGNA International Members

Provider Directories (click to access)

The Qatar Foundation covers the full monthly premium cost of Medical and Prescription Drug coverage.  No employee premium contribution is required.


CIGNA Enrollment/Change Form
CIGNA Claim Form
CIGNA Claim Form (Arabic)
CIGNA EFT Enrollment Form
Request for Continuation of Coverage for Handicapped Child












Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is offered through Qatar Insurance Company (QIC).  As with your medical insurance coverage, premiums are employer-funded.  As of 2008, dental coverage is provided at 80% for most services.  Orthodontics is covered at 50%.  There is no annual deductible, and the annual maximum amount covered per individual is USD 2,740.

Please contact Matt Tweito in SFS-Qatar Human Resources for assistance with your QIC dental benefit.




Employee Assistance Program 

CIGNA Behavioral Health provides SFS-Q faculty and staff with access to services designed to assist  with a variety of professional and personal concerns. No employee premium contributions are required.

This program provides:

• Telephonic counseling (unlimited)
• 3 face-to-face visits with professional counselor
• Additional work/life support benefits, as needed

You may log in to the CIGNA Behavioral Health website using the following:
Company ID:  ciebgeorgetownuniversity
Password:  employee

You may contact CIGNA Behavioral Health for information and/or 24/7 telephonic counseling services by calling:

+44-1908-587153 (Reverse charges accepted)
1-800-870-5068 (When calling from U.S.)

Please note, as a Georgetown University employee, you also have access to Georgetown University's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).  FSAP is a service designed to assist and support faculty and staff members (and their families) with a variety of personal and work-related concerns.  Please visit the FSAP website for more information.

 The following are a list of EAP providers.  To find physicians, hospitals, or other in-network providers under CIGNA, please consult the provider directory.

Mariana Barrancos


Mariana BarrancosMariana Barrancos has a Masters in Social Work from New York University (NYU, 2004) and a Psychology degree from Universidad Catolica Argentina (1991). She is a Licensed Psychologist in Qatar and Argentina and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island, US. During her graduate studies Mariana Barrancos received the Bilingual Bicultural Scholarship from NYU and was a Glass Center Mental Health Research Fellow at NYU School of Social Work.

She has practiced as a Psychologist in Argentina in governmental agencies and in private practice. Her institutional work focused on the prevention and treatment of multiple forms of abuse, trauma and emotional deprivation in children, adolescents and adults. In the US she worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in outpatient mental health clinics. Her areas of expertise include adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and cultural diversity.

Dr. Patricia M. Bonewits, Ph.D.

Dr. BonewitsU.S. Licensed Psychologist
TX: License # 2-2784
CA: License # PSY 9997
Call for Appointments: 664-3173

Dr. Bonewits has over 25 years experience providing clinical and psycho-educational interventions. She hold licenses in her native state of Texas and in California. Her experience is varied working with individuals including the following:

  • individuals from varied cultures and backgrounds
  • school age youngsters and adolescents
  • adults with career issues, including career transitions
  • families adjusting to changes
  • people in crisis following any traumatic life event, including post-traumatic stress
  • individuals adjusting to changes in health, physical and other changes

As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Bonewits specializes in providing intervention and relief from the effects of varied clinical problems that are causing emotional pain or discomfort, for example:

  • adjustment to change
  • anxiety
  • stress and coping
  • depression
  • personal crisis
  • family issues affecting self or members of the family


Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits · Georgetown University
37th & O St NW, Ground Floor, Healy Hall · Washington, DC 20057-1021
tel. (202) 687-2500 · fax. (202) 687-2389 ·
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