Open enrollment for health benefits and flexible spending accounts: May 1-23
Changes made during open enrollment (May 1-23) become effective beginning July 1. Look for more information coming to you in your VCU email account.
In the meantime, see the "Spotlight" newsletter from the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM), which manages the state health benefits program. The newsletter is also being mailed to your home address as listed in VCU Self Service.
Health plan premium rewards
Faculty and staff in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware who:
- do currently receive premium rewards will automatically continue to receive them for
the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumReward
- do not currently receive premium rewards can qualify to receive them for the July 1,
2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year by completing a health assessment and biometric screening on or before May 31, 2014. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumReward
LetterA.pdf or contact Active Health Management at 1-866-938-0349.
Updated optional life premiums
Premiums for participants in the optional life insurance program are updated annually each January. The 2014 premium update will be reflected beginning with the January 16, 2014 pay date going forward and will include any changes to salary since the last premium update and any changes to age group for calendar year 2014. To review the rates, see the program brochure . For questions, contact VCU Benefits at (804) 827-1723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update to health benefits coverage
Updated versions of the "Summary of Benefits and Coverage" for participants in COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and the COVA High Deductible Health Plan are posted here. Premium rates are posted here . For questions, contact VCU Benefits at (804) 827-1723 or email@example.com.
Special programs for faculty and staff in the State Health Benefits Program
Disease management, maternity management and bariatric surgery programs previously offered through Anthem have transitioned to ActiveHealth Management for the current plan year and are available to COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP participants. New lifestyle coaching services have also been added. Health plan participants will receive information from ActiveHealth Management at their home addresses. For more information, visit http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/documents/AA6191Brochure81913.pdf . For questions, contact VCU Benefits at (804) 827-1723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VRS modernization: employee contributions
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is undertaking a multi-year modernization program to upgrade its technology systems and business operations. As part of this modernization, VRS is making changes to how it collects member contributions from employees. These changes are effective immediately. Click here for more information.
HR seminars for important savings, investment and retirement information
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VRS member news
Full-time and part-time faculty and staff enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) can stay informed about their retirement benefits by subscribing to the VRS member news publication. For questions, contact VCU benefits at email@example.com or (804) 827-1723.
VRS member benefit profiles
Annual member benefit profiles (MBPs) for participants in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) are available by logging onto myVRS. VRS no longer mails paper copies of these statements. Employees without computer access may request a printed copy of their MBP by contacting VCU benefits at (804) 827-1723.
Investment lineup changes to the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP/457b)
Effective July 23, 2012, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) made significant changes to the investment lineup for the DCP (457b). For more information, DCP participants may wish to review the transition bulletin .
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Benefits are an important part of your total employment package from VCU. Some of these benefits are provided automatically to you while others are optional. In addition, you can choose to extend some benefits beyond your VCU employment. For a summary of all your benefits, choose from the employment classification below that best describes your position at the university.
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New employee resources
New to VCU? We offer a number of resources for new employees — from orientation to training opportunities to handbooks. Be sure to review the new employees page for a listing of these links.
Life events and your benefits
Any time you experience a life event change — such as getting married, starting a family or retiring — remember to review your benefits. You may need to provide us with updates. Other times, you may want help in resolving some of the family and personal issues that occur because of these changes. In those situations, please look into our work/life resources for assistance.
VCU Gold access to health care
VCU Gold is a program that allows university employees and their family members (new patients) to receive “fast track” ambulatory care scheduling with the first available provider at VCU medical center specialty clinics. Call (804) 628-3627 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Visit the VCU Gold page for more details.