For details about the health plan schedule of benefits, summary of benefits and coverage, and health plan comparisons:
The sections below summarize:
- Health Plan cost changes
- FSA/HSA re-election change
- Prescription Drug Program administrator change
- Benefits and Well-being Expo going virtual
- Medical Center part-time classification change
- Premium harmonization for part-time employees
- Long-Term Disability plan harmonization
- Hoos Well partner change to Virgin Pulse
Health Plan Cost Changes
For the 2021 plan year, there are no changes to premiums, coinsurance, copays, or deductibles for the Basic, Value, and Choice Health options for full-time employees. Visit the Health Plan 2021 webpage for current premiums.
FSA/HSA Re-Election Change
2020 elections for FSAs and HSAs will NOT automatically carry over to 2021. Even if you do not want to make any changes to your health, dental, or vision plan options, you still need to re-elect the FSA and HSA programs for 2021 during Open Enrollment.
- To continue your FSA, you must re-elect the program for 2021 during Open Enrollment. If you do not, you will not have access to an FSA in 2021.
- To continue your HSA, you must re-elect the program for 2021 during Open Enrollment. If you do not re-elect and you had an HSA in 2020, your benefit will be elected, and those eligible will receive the employer contribution but with $0 employee contribution. However, you can add your employee contribution at any time in Workday.
Prescription Drug Program Changes
- Aetna will replace OptumRx as the prescription benefit manager. This means you have one customer service phone number to contact for questions or support; one ID card to show when receiving health services and getting prescriptions filled; and one personal health record on Aetna's website to find all your medical and prescription drug expenses when evaluating your future health care needs.
- Visit the Prescription Drug Program 2021 webpage for additional information and changes
Benefits and Well-Being Expo Goes Virtual
To comply with University guidelines about safety during the coronavirus, the Benefits and Well-Being Expo will be offered completely online this year through the Airbo platform. It will be available for 2 weeks instead of 2 days, running during regular work hours from October 5 to 16.
This allows you and your spouse to attend at a convenient time and location, meet with vendors and HR team members privately, and enjoy an array of resources at your fingertips. You can still browse local resources, meet with financial planners and retirement vendors virtually, and connect with HR team members to get your specific questions answered. Virtual seminars during the Expo include the topics of the UVA Health plans, retirement, investing, Medicare. Visit the Benefits and Well-Being Expo webpage for access to the Airbo platform, a schedule of presentations, and for more information about the Expo.
Dates and Times:
- October 5 - 16, Monday – Friday
- 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Long-Term Disability Plan Harmonization
Starting on January 1, 2021, the long-term disability for Academic Division staff (enrolled in ORP) and Medical Center team members will be harmonized to provide the same benefit:
- A monthly income benefit equal to 60% of monthly salary
- Maximum monthly benefit not to exceed $20,000
- No changes to current retirement contribution provisions
Medical Center Part-Time Eligibility Change
"Part-time" eligibility for benefits at UVA has been defined in terms of hours worked/week, and health and dental plan rates have been determined based on part-time or full-time status. However, the number of hours worked per week for part-time employees has been defined differently across Grounds.
Beginning January 1, 2021, benefits eligibility for health and dental premiums for UVA Health team members will be defined as part-time if working at least 20 but less than 30 hours per week, and full-time if working 30 hours per week or more.
- Team members currently working 30-36 hours per week will be eligible in 2021 for lower full-time rates for health and dental benefits
- Team members currently working 20 but less than 30 hours per week will still be eligible for part-time rates for health and dental benefits
Premium Harmonization for Part-Time Employees
Beginning January 1, 2021, premiums for part-time Academic and Medical Center employees in 2021 have been harmonized so they are the same. Visit the Health Plan 2021 webpage and the Dental Plan 2021 webpage for current premiums.
- Most part-time employees will see a reduction in the part-time health plan premiums
- Harmonizing part-time rates and eligibility removes some of the economic barriers in electing a part-time position, and levels the health and dental plan premiums for part-time employees throughout the University
Hoos Well Partner Change to Virgin Pulse
Beginning in February 2021, Hoos Well will shift to Virgin Pulse as its new partner, which recently acquired RedBrick Health. Virgin Pulse offers a more modern and interactive technology platform and provides more opportunities to enhance your well-being.
In the new Virgin Pulse portal, employees and spouses covered by the UVA Health Plan can earn up to $500 in financial incentives when they complete activities within three domains of well-being: physical, emotional, and financial. Beginning in February, you will find new opportunities to earn rewards, donate your rewards to charitable causes, and participate in emotional well-being initiatives and activities for family and friends.
Don’t forget to redeem your 2020 rewards in the RedBrick portal by November 30, 2020.