Changing your benefits

“Qualifying mid-year events” are events that allow faculty and staff to make certain changes to their benefits (e.g., add/drop dependents) or make certain other healthcare plan or flexible reimbursement account changes, as appropriate, during a non-open enrollment period, within 60 days of the event.

Documentation verifying dependent eligibility must be provided when adding or reinstating any dependent. For details, see the eligibility definitions - required documentation for health coverage from the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM), which manages the state health benefits program. For more information about qualifying mid-year event changes, see the Eligibility and Enrollment Form (under DHRM's Health Benefits section) or visit the DHRM website.

Faculty and staff making benefit changes may need help in resolving related family or personal issues. For more information and assistance, visit the work/life and wellness section of this website for resources.