Open enrollment is May 1-15, 2017. All changes made during that time will take effect July 1, 2017.

During open enrollment, Virginia Tech employees who are eligible for benefits are 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.

Rates and Plan Changes

The state Department of Human Resource Management mailed copies of the “Spotlight on Your Benefits” newsletter to all state employees the week of April 24. The publication includes all plan benefits and details changes to insurance plans and flexible spending accounts.

  • Learn more about changes for the 2017-18 plan year health insurance premiums.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) require enrollment each year.

Premium Rewards

Employees have the option to reduce their monthly health insurance premiums by participating in the Premium Rewards Program.

  • Participants receive a discount of $17 per month. Spouses on the plan are also eligible for a $17 per month discount.
  • Enrollment and participation in an eligible health insurance plan is required to qualify.
  • Learn more about the Premium Rewards requirements for the 2017-18 plan year.

Informational Meetings

Open enrollment meetings are open to anyone eligible for health insurance through the state of Virginia, unless otherwise noted. Employees do not need to use leave to attend any meeting held during the workday. Registration is not required, unless otherwise specified by the hosting department.

Enrolling/Making Changes

To enroll or make changes:

  • Employees must fill out the State Active Enrollment Form and return it to the Department of Human Resources before the office closes at 5 p.m. on May 15.
    • A hard copy may be dropped off at the Department of Human Resources, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
    • A can be faxed to the department's secure line (540-231-3830).
    • A scanned copy of the form may be emailed to the department's secure email address (
      • For security purposes, employees should use the last four digits of their Hokie ID number (on the State Active Enrollment Form) and should NOT include their social security number or their full nine-digit Hokie ID number.


North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

540-231-3830 (fax)


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