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Open enrollment for health insurance and flexible spending accounts will be May 3 - 17

From: Human Resources

Open enrollment for state-provided health insurance and flexible spending accounts (FSA) will be held May 3 – 17, 2021. Any changes made during open enrollment will be effective July 1, 2021.

No action is required for employees who wish to continue the same insurance elections; however, FSA, including dependent care accounts, must be renewed each year.

The Virginia Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) began mailing open enrollment information packets to employees’ home address of record last week.

Employees are strongly encouraged to submit open enrollment changes through EmployeeDirect, the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management’s (DHRM) electronic submission portal, and select Health Benefits Direct. Changes must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2021.

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.

Starting this week, Human Resources will be holding Zoom information sessions for employees to review this year’s open enrollment changes. Zoom details and the full list of sessions can be found here. Registration will not be required for these sessions.

For more information, visit the Open Enrollment webpage. For questions, contact the HR Service Center at or 540-231-9331.

2021 Open Enrollment: Non-Medicare Retirees and Extended Coverage 

Like active employees, the annual Open Enrollment for non-Medicare Retiree Group participants (retirees, survivors and long-term disability participants) and extended coverage participants for the plan year beginning July 1, 2021, will take place from May 3 -17, and any changes will be effective on July 1. Booklets and related resources will begin mailing the week of April 26.

All enrollment forms must be submitted by May 17, 2021, to be accepted.