Open enrollment for health insurance and flexible spending accounts is May 2-16 | VTx


From: Human Resources

Open enrollment for state-provided health insurance and flexible spending accounts (FSA) runs through May 16. Any changes made during open enrollment will be effective July 1.

Spotlight on Benefits newsletter has been mailed to employees’ home addresses on file. The Virginia Department of Human Resources Management will email the newsletter to employees via VT email address sometime in late April.

Following is an overview of the changes for the 2022-23 plan year:

  • Employee premiums have changed.

COVA Care and COVA HDHP
Diabetics may purchase continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) ONLY at pharmacies. They will no longer be provided under the durable medical equipment (DME) benefit for these plans.

COVA Care and COVA HealthAware
Submit a health assessment during Open Enrollment (May 2 -16) to earn a monthly premium incentive effective July 1.

COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware
The Healthy Smile Healthy You program will offer an additional dental cleaning and exam beyond the annual limit for patients with cancer, a weakened immune system, kidney disease, or undergoing kidney dialysis.

Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
The contribution maximum increases: You can put aside up to $2,850 in the 2022-23 plan year. 

For more information, visit the open enrollment webpage.

No action is required for those who wish to continue the same insurance; however, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care and the premium rewards discount must be renewed each year.

Employees are strongly encouraged to submit open enrollment changes through Cardinal Employee Self Service (ESS), the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management’s (DHRM) electronic submission portal, Changes must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 16.

Not sure which health plan is the best for you?
Talk to ALEX, an online benefits tool that evaluates your input and recommends a plan tailored just for you. Visit ALEX. On your smartphone, use ALEX-GO.

Human Resources will be offering Zoom information sessions for employees to review health insurance and FSA changes. Registration is not required for these sessions.

Enrollment forms and supporting documents can also be submitted to Human Resources using its secure e-drop box. Paper forms should only be used if online access is unavailable.

Please direct any questions to the HR Service Center at [email protected] or 540-231-9331.




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