Optional Benefits Open Enrollment

During open enrollment for optional benefits, Virginia Tech employees are given 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.

Aflac

Aflac is a supplemental insurance plan that pays cash benefits to help with expenses due to injury or illness. The benefits are pre-determined and paid regardless of any other insurance that an individual may have. Employees choose the policy(ies) that best suit their needs and premiums are payroll deducted.

Open enrollment for Aflac is August 27-September 13, 2018. The last day to enroll, cancel, or make changes is Thursday, September 13, 2018. Any changes made during Open Enrollment will go into effect October 1, 2018.

Human Resources will host the information sessions on the following dates about this benefit during open enrollment. Information sessions will be one hour in duration and will start at the top of the hour.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., North End Center Room 2410
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., North End Center Room 2410
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., North End Center Room 2420 and  2 - 5 p.m., North End Center Room 2400 
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., North End Center Room 2200
  • Can't attend? Watch a recorded session.

Legal Resources

Legal Resources offers protection to employees, spouses, and dependent children (up to age 19 or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student) from paying the high cost of attorney fees associated with everyday life events. Please note that a one-year commitment is required of all enrollees.

Open enrollment for Legal Resources is September 1-28, 2018. The last day to enroll or cancel is Friday, September 28, 2018. Any changes made during Open Enrollment go into effect October 1, 2018.

Human Resources will host the information sessions on the following dates about this benefit during open enrollment. Information sessions will be one hour in duration and will start at the top of the hour.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m., North End Center Room 2410
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m., North End Center Room 2440
  • Can't attend? Watch a recorded session.

New York Life

There is no open enrollment period for New York Life coverage and no deadlines for benefit enrollment; however, now is a good time to consider either signing up for this whole life insurance plan or reviewing your current policy coverage. This benefit is guaranteed issue up to $100,000 in whole life insurance for employees, and $25,000 for spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Human Resources will host the information sessions on the following dates about this benefit during open enrollment.  

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018, sessions from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., North End Center Room 2440
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, sessions from 9 a.m. – noon, North End Center Room 2410

For any questions or additional information, contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331.