What’s New?

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 November Service Award Recipients.

VRS Defined Contribution Plans Overview Session and One on One Reviews

Our 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and Hybrid Retirement Plan Representative will be on campus on Tuesday, November 11 in Lee Hall 412. We will have “The Defined Contribution Plans Overview” beginning at 9:00 am. We will also offer Individual Account Reviews in 30 minute intervals beginning at 10:00 until Noon. Then they will resume at 1:30 until 3:00 pm. Please contact Denise Frye (dfrye2@umw.edu) to set up an appointment.
DC Plans Overview UMW 11-11-14
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20143 VRS Individual Meeting Announcement UMW 11-11-14

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

 Presentations by Anthem, our Employee Assistance Program provider:

Stress Reduction Tool Bag – December 4, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Lee Hall, 412)

How do you know you are stressed? Do you recognize the symptoms of stress? Explore the newest research, and what experts are saying about good and bad stress. Participants will gain the tools to manage stress, including mindful communication.

To register for the EAP sessions, please go to: https://covkc.virginia.gov/umw/Kview/CustomCodeBehind/Customization/Login/COV_Login.aspx

  1. Log into UMW Global
  2. Go into the Learning Center.
  3. Select Course Catalog.
  4. Enter the search terms:  UMW, EAP.
  5. Click search.
  6. Click on the title of the course you are interested in registering for.
  7. Click on the title again in the new page that opened up for you.
  8. Click Enroll.

If you have any questions or need accommodations please contact Jennifer Cooper (jcooper4@umw.edu or x1046) in the Office of Human Resources.

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` : ActiveHealthBrochure.

Bariatric Education Program

Diabetes Management Program

Healthy Beginnings Program

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching

Smoking Cessation Flyer