What’s New?

Individual Counseling Session with TIAA CREF Representative:

For information on Wednesday, December 17 sessions located in GW 106:   TIAA-CREF

Disney on Ice

Discount tickets available for shows at the Verizon Center in February: Disney on Ice

Service Awards

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

Impact of Same Sex Ruling on Commonwealth Health Benefits

Based on Virginia’s recent legal recognition of same-sex marriages, we want to provide you with information about the impact of that decision on health benefits.  Please see Impact of Same Sex Ruling on Commonwealth Health Benefits for more information.

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 Flu Shot information is located at

VRS Hybrid Members Only

This is a friendly reminder that the First Quarter 2015 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is Monday, December 15, 2014.

Plan Features of Hybrid Retirement Plan PDF and last quarter Investment Performance.

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

State Employee Discounts –

A number of discounts are available through the Department of Human Resource Management: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeediscounts.html

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

457 Deferred Compensation Regional Meetings

See here for more information on the 457 Deferred Compensation Regional Meetings that are being presented.