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Open enrollment for some optional benefits continues through September

From: Division of Human Resources

During our annual open enrollment period, Virginia Tech employees have the opportunity to enroll in various optional benefits or make changes to their existing coverage without experiencing a qualifying event. These benefits are available to enhance employees’ benefits package with Virginia Tech.

The open enrollment period for both Legal Resources and Aflac is Sept. 1 - 30, with an effective date of Oct. 1. No action is required for employees who are already enrolled unless they wish to discontinue or make changes.

Now is also a good time to consider signing up for New York Life’s whole life coverage or Securian’s term life insurance. There is no open enrollment period for either of these benefits – employees may enroll at any time.

The Commonwealth of Virginia also offers Genworth long-term care. This benefit is not payroll deducted. Find more information, including how to register, here.

Legal resources, Aflac, NY Life, and Genworth will provide virtual information sessions over Zoom on the following dates:

Legal Resources:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.


  • Thursday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.

New York Life:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Genworth Voluntary Group Long Term Care:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.

Please find the Meeting IDs and registration information for these sessions on the optional benefits open enrollment page.

For questions, contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331 or