Open enrollment was May 1-15, 2017. All changes that were made during that time will take effect July 1, 2017. Employees who have insurance and/or a flexible spending account/s will see a change to their deductions beginning with their July 14 paycheck (which reflects the June 25-July 9 pay period). As always, employees are encouraged to review their electronic paystubs by logging into HokieSpa.
During open enrollment, Virginia Tech employees who were eligible for benefits were given the opportunity to enroll in a health plan and/or a flexible spending account, change health plans, add or remove dependents, or waive state health coverage with an effective date of July 1, 2017.
The next opportunity employees will have to make changes to their health insurance (without a qualifying event) will be in May 2018 during the next open enrollment period. Those exact dates are determined by the state and are typically announced in mid-March each year.
Rates and Plan Changes
Changes for the 2017-18 plan year health insurance premiums are detailed in the “Spotlight on Your Benefits” publication produced by the state.
Employees can save up to $34 a month on insurance premiums by participating in the Premium Rewards Program. Employees can sign up for this program at any time and do not have to wait until open enrollment. Learn more.
The next opportunity to enroll or make changes will be in May 2018.