USG Increase to Well-being Credit for COVID-19 Vaccine
Faculty and Staff
Juan A. Jarrett, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Please see the announcement below from the University System of Georgia regarding an increase in the well-being credit for faculty and staff who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s a priority for all University System of Georgia employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. To encourage vaccination, USG is offering an increased Well-being credit to all employees and their eligible spouses who get vaccinated.
USG employees already receive a $10 credit for getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Effective August 30, 2021, the USG well-being credit maximum will be increased to $200 from $100 and employees/spouses that receive the vaccine will be eligible for the full $200. Employees/spouses must be registered on the USG well-being platform to receive the credit. USG will waive the current requirement for employees to complete a health assessment to become eligible for well-being credits for 2021.
“We know the best way to protect system employees is through vaccination, and we urge all employees to take advantage of this extra incentive to get a vaccine,” said Board of Regents Chairman Sachin Shailendra. “We’re offering employees the opportunity to do what’s best in combating the pandemic while earning credits that will help with their benefits expenditures.”
“After discussions about the best way to incentivize vaccination, we decided putting money back into your pockets through the Well-being credit,” said Regent Neil L. Pruitt Jr., chair of the Board’s Personnel and Benefits Committee. “I hope every USG employee will seize this opportunity to get the vaccine as soon as possible.”
Since the summer, USG institutions have been offering vaccinations to all USG students, faculty and staff regardless of location, and to discover a location closest to you, use the USG Vaccination Locator at https://www.usg.edu/vaccination. In addition to vaccination sites at these USG institutions, students, faculty and staff can locate vaccination sites through the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccination locator as well.