What’s New?

Full-Time Benefits Review Sessions:

Come learn or relearn about your full-time benefits here at UMW on Monday, February 22 at 10:30 am or 1:30 pm in Lee Hall 412. More details to come!

IRS Announces Employer Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting Relief

The original deadline of January 31, 2016 has been extended to March 31, 2016 for providing the ACA- required 1095-C form that proves an employer has offered coverage to an eligible employee or that an employee is covered under the employer’s self-insured plan. As a result, DHRM will delay the mailing of these forms to […]

Patient First and Anthem Members

Patient First and Anthem Members: Patient First has notified existing patients with Anthem coverage that it will no longer accept NEW patients who are Anthem members effective February 2, 2016. This includes members in the state COVA Care and COVA HDHP plans. Existing Patient First patients would not be affected by the change. Anthem and […]

Discount Tickets Available:

Disney on ice and  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

COVA Care or COVA Healthaware Participants:

COVA Care or COVA Healthaware participant and spouses enrolled in either plan by July 1, 2015 are STILL eligible for premium rewards.  See flyer for more details.

February 11 TIAA CREF Representative on campus

Our TIAA CREF Representative will be on campus on Thursday, February 11, in GW106 for individual counseling sessions concerning your Optional Retirement Plan, 403(b) Tax Deferred Savings Plan or Cash Match Plan. Schedule your appointment at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow.

VRS Hybrid Members Only

This is a friendly reminder that the First Quarter 2016 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is Tuesday, March 15. Plan Features of Hybrid Retirement Plan PDF and last quarter Investment Performance.

ALL VRS Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants:

Your MBPs Available in myVRS. You’re on the right road to move forward. Plan for tomorrow, today. Your Plan 1 and Plan 2 employees’ Member Benefit Profiles (MBP) are ready to view in myVRS. The MBP is your employees’ annual online benefits statement with important information about your retirement and other benefits as of June […]

State Employee Discounts -

A number of discounts are available through the Department of Human Resource Management including Kings Dominion, Great Wolf Lodge, Wyndham Hotels, and more: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeediscounts.html

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Tips & Reminders:

• FSA expenses are eligible for reimbursement based on the type of expense and the applicable coverage period. The coverage period is the period of time between the first day and last day of FSA plan coverage (7/1 to 6/30 of the following year). • The July 1, 2015 pay date is the last contribution […]

Roth 457 Information:

VRS Roth Schedules for July VRS Roth Comparison Chart VRS Roth FAQ 2015 Roth 457 For everything ROTH, please click on the following link to view a brief video: http://www.varetirement.org/dcp/plan-info/roth-(after-tax)-contributions.html

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets every week on campus – see the  WW flier for more details.

Information on Anthem Data Breach

Recent Anthem information: Anthem update 2.20.15 Updated information:  Anthem update 2.6.15 Information from DHRM:  Anthem Data Breach  

Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years!   Check out the list of February Service Award Recipients.

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots are available again this year at pharmacies participating in your health plan’s network – COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware. Members also may receive flu shots at no cost from network physicians’ offices and other participating providers. Kaiser Permanente HMO members must go to a participating Kaiser medical center. Additional 2014-2015 […]

New Incentive Programs Added

For some long-term health conditions, you may receive certain drugs or supplies at NO COST:  http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-source/benefitsdocuments/ohb/myactivehealthflyer.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Active Health

See here for health programs designed just for you, at no extra cost offered through 4 of our insurance plans: Active Health Brochure. Bariatric Education Program Diabetes Management Program Healthy Beginnings Program Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Smoking Cessation Flyer

Costco Discount

Students and faculty of UMW will receive a membership discount from Costco – this offer has been extended – details.

Virginia Retirement System Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants

ATTENTION:  Virginia Retirement System Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants The Special Edition of Member News is now available, which features information on the new Hybrid Retirement Plan.  The VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan combines the features of a defined benefit plan, which pays a monthly retirement benefit based on age, total service credit and average […]