|DHRM Health Benefits||http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage|
When an employee is hired, s/he has a specified length of time to decide whether to enroll in the state’s health insurance program or to waive coverage. The University Benefits Administrator will let employees know about important deadlines. The state’s program, administered by the Department of Human Resource Management, includes medical, behavioral health, dental, and prescription drug coverage. An employee may choose membership for employee only, membership for employee and one dependent or family membership for the employee and two or more dependents. The employee’s portion of the premium is paid by payroll deduction. The state contributes a monthly amount toward the cost of this benefit for employees in full-time status. Part-time classified employees may participate in the state’s group health insurance, but do not receive a state contribution to their premium costs.
Extended Health Benefits Coverage
|DHRM Health Benefits||http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/extendedcoverage|
Extended Coverage allows employees and covered family members to continue their state health benefits plan in certain situations at their own expense where coverage would otherwise end. The most common occurrence for choosing Extended Coverage is termination from state employment. However, there are other events that may cause an employee or his/her dependents to become eligible for this coverage. See the Benefits Administrator in the Office of Human Resources, AA/EEO for more information.