What’s New?

Anthem Launches Free “Pedal to Health” Interactive Guide to Bicycling

Excitement is building in Richmond for the UCI Road World Championships (Worlds) cycling event, which begins September 19. In anticipation of the event, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has developed a new “Pedal To Health” interactive, online guide to bicycling. The guide is at anthem.com/pedaltohealth or here .  It is available to COVA Care and COVA HDHP members as part of their health benefits. Information on a discount for bicycling gear can be found on the flier as well.  So ride a bike for exercise and help the environment at the same time!

Individual Counseling Sessions for Deferred Compensation, Cash Match Plan and/or VRS Hybrid-Defined Contribution Component on June 11, 2015

Don’t forget to schedule an appointment for your 457 Deferred Compensation and 401 Cash Match Plan. Our Representative is offering individual counseling sessions on June 11, September 14 and December 1 in GW 106. Also any VRS Hybrid retirement participant may also setup an individual counseling session for their Defined Contribution component or to discuss voluntary contributions. To make an appointment visit:  https://accountaccess.icmarc.org/participant/events/eventRegistration.jsp?SiteId=1071397


Premium Rewards Information for COVA Care or Cova Healthaware Health Insurance:

For information on premium rewards please see the flier:  EarningPremiumRewards.

Weight Watchers

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

2015 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment Information:

2015 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment is May 1- 22, 2015. Spotlight will be mailed to your home address beginning this weekend. In addition, it will sent electronically to your email.

Service Awards

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

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


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 Third Quarter 2015 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is Monday, June 15, 2015.

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