Medical Insurance: Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits

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Medical Insurance

The following medical plans are available to faculty, staff and AAPs:

To learn more about a plan, click on the plan name.

Employee Eligibility

You are eligible to enroll in a Georgetown University sponsored medical plan if you are:

  • A staff employee, including members of the Allied International Union, hired to work 30 or more hours per week;
  • An academic employee hired to work at least 75% time;
  • A fellow.

Dependent Eligility
If you are covered under a medical plan, you may also elect coverage for your spouse/LDA and your eligible dependent children. You will select from one of the following levels of coverage:

  • Employee only
  • Employee and spouse/LDA
  • Employee and child/ren
  • Family (employee, spouse/LDA and child/ren)

Spouse/Legally Domiciled Adult (LDA)
For medical, dental and vision coverage only, instead of covering a spouse, you may cover another qualified adult member of your household. A qualified adult member of your household is a LDA if he/she is an individual over age 18 who has for at least 6 months lived in the same principal residence as you, remains a member of your household throughout the coverage period, and who:

-EITHER has a close personal relationship with you (not a casual roommate or tenant), shares basic living expenses and is financially interdependent with you, is neither legally married to anyone else nor legally related to you by blood in any way that would prohibit marriage, and is neither receiving benefits from an employer nor eligible for any group coverage.

-OR your blood relative who meets the definition of your tax dependent as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code during the coverage period and is neither receiving benefits from an employer nor eligible for any other group coverage.

In no event may you have medical coverage for both a spouse and a LDA.

There may be tax and other legal implications for those who elect coverage for a LDA. You are encouraged to consult with an attorney before electing LDA coverage.

Dependent children include your natural children, legally adopted children, children for whom you are the legal guardian, stepchildren who are dependent on you for support, and children for whom you are the proposed adoptive parent from the date of placement.

All medical plans will cover dependent children until age 26, regardless of whether or not they are full-time college students.  Only Carefirst BlueChoice and United Health Care Choice Plus will allow children to be covered until age 30 if they are full-time students. 

How to Enroll

To learn more about how to enroll, or how to make changes to your coverage, click on one of the links below:
Newly eligible employees
Open enrollment
Making changes during the year

Have Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questons (FAQs) section, call the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits at 202-687-2500, or email

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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