Open Enrollment is offered annually to give you the opportunity to enroll in, change or cancel your health and/or dental coverage. The only other opportunity you have to make changes to previously mentioned coverage is when you are experiencing a qualifying event. Elections made during Open Enrollment become effective January 1st of the new plan year.
Open Enrollment Monday, October 3 – Monday, October 17, 2022.
This year’s Open Enrollment will be a passive enrollment, meaning the following benefit(s) will continue as currently elected (roll-over) for January 1, 2023: • Health • Dental • Legal • Identity Theft Protection
You are required to elect certain benefits on the BENEFITFOCUS platform to have coverage for the upcoming plan year. The following benefit(s) must be elected to have coverage during 2023: • Health Savings Account (HSA) • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HC FSA) • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) Be on the lookout for an Open Enrollment envelope being mailed to your home address at the end of September. You may also access information and a digital copy of the 2023 Benefits Guide at vbgov.com/benefits. Important: anyone accessing the enrollment platform to make a change (such as enrolling in a 2023 FSA or HSA) must complete the entire enrollment process. This includes updating coverage for your dependents for 2023.
DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION? It is important to be sure that the Consolidated Benefits Office has the correct contact information, including a valid email address, on file for you. This ensures that you receive all communications, reminders, and announcements their office sends throughout the year. For example, each year they send Open Enrollment communications alerting you to the deadlines and benefit plan changes – you don’t want to miss out! Benefit plan vendors also use the information they have on file to contact you. Please take time to update your information. Log in to the Benefitfocus platform at vbgov.com/benefits/enroll and access your profile to update your email or download the Retiree Name & Contact Change Packet from the Retired Employees page on vbgov.com/benefits (Forms tab).
HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED? BE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR BENEFICIARIES Update whenever you experience a life event, such as marriage or divorce, have children, etc. You have control and can name one or more people as your beneficiary, or even name a trust that you’ve set up, your estate, or a charity. Use this plan checklist to log in to each benefit account and update your beneficiaries:
OPTIMA HEALTH PLAN MEMBERS - RECEIVE VIRTUAL CARE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! As part of your Optima Health Plan coverage, you have a benefit for virtual care services provided by MDLIVE. With MDLIVE, you can visit with a Board-Certified doctor 24/7 by phone or secure video to assist with non-emergency medical conditions such as allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cold and flu, ear infections, and much more!
To learn more about this benefit, access your Optima Health account. (If accessing for the first time, you will need to complete the medical history profile.) • Optima Health mobile app [Download from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)]. Sign in to your member account and access Virtual Visit from the main options. • OptimaHealth.com Sign in to your member account and access Virtual Visit from the main options
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
Staying Connected. We Are Here. The world is changing. MissionSquare Retirement, the record keeper for your VRS Defined Contribution Plans, understands that. What has not changed is our commitment to you. Your DC Plans Retirement Specialist is here to help you reach your retirement goals. Schedule to attend an online group or one-on-one session via your computer, tablet or smartphone. Schedule a virtual session today: Name: Vainy Gleveckas Phone: 202-759-7055 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting Link:Click HERE to schedule an individual meeting ** Click HERE for additional appointment slots
City Partners with Via Benefits for Medicare Marketplace Services
Virginia Beach City and Schools is partnering with Via Benefits Insurance Services to provide access to medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage for our retirees when they become Medicare-eligible. Via Benefits is the nation’s largest private Medicare marketplace and will assist you in selecting the plan(s) that is best suited to your needs, when you are approaching Medicare eligibility.
This new offering only affects retired individuals and/or their covered spouses who become Medicare-eligible on or after November 1, 2020. An announcement letter was mailed to home for all retirees on the City or Schools health and/or dental plan regardless of when you will become Medicare-eligible to make you aware of this new complimentary service.
For more information or to enroll, contact Via Benefits Insurance Services at 833-963-1232 (TTY:711) or my.viabenefits.com/vabeach.