New Hires

Please access the New Hire Guide under the "Benefit Resources" on the right to review your benefits, as well as the enrollment process.


State Health Benefit Plan Enrollment

  1. Review the SHBP Decision Guide
  2. Complete the SHBP enrollment or declination form in your new hire packet and return it to your Whitfield County Schools Benefit Specialist, Ginger Stafford, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fax at (706) 260-2216.


Blob Person with Exclamation PointYou must complete your State Health Benefit Plan enrollment by the 31st day of your employment in order to have medical coverage for the remainder of the year.



Voluntary Benefits (non-Medical) Enrollment

You can enroll in your Voluntary Benefits (non-Medical) one of two ways:

  • Call the Whitfield County Schools Benefits Service Center at (855) 481-1489.  Service Center hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You can speak with a trained Benefits Specialist who will answer your benefits questions, handle on-line password resets, and complete your enrollment.


Use the "First Time User" Link.  You will be prompted to enter your Social Security Number and Date of Birth.  The system will identify you by these credentials and allow you to create a Password.  You will then return to the login screen.  Once logged in, scroll down and click “Begin Event."

After you have completed your elections, you will receive a confirmation statement for your voluntary elections.

Please use the Benefit Resources on the right and the Benefits tab which contain detailed information about your benefits.  In addition to the information on this website, you may contact the Benefits Service Center via phone at (855) 481-1489 at any time during the year for benefit questions.

Refer to the medical section of this website for your health insurance plan information.  You may also access the State Health Benefits Plan website or call SHBP at 1-800-610-1863 for medical plan information. 



Please contact the Benefits Service Center at (855) 481-1489 with any questions about your benefits or the enrollment process.