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Benefits and Well-Being Expo Presentations


In addition to all the benefits and well-being information presented in the Virtual Expo, presentations offer you the ability to dive deeper into certain topics and ask questions from HR staff and UVA vendors. Presentations are another resource to help you get all of the information you need to make your benefits selection for Open Enrollment, October 5 – 16, 2020.

Register for live presentations during the first week of Open Enrollment, between October 5 - 8. Presentations are scheduled primarily by topic:

  • Monday: UVA Benefits
  • Tuesday: Retirement
  • Wednesday: UVA Town Hall and more
  • Thursday: Financial Well-being

All sessions will be available live via Zoom and will be recorded and posted to this website as soon as possible. They will remain accessible through the end of Open Enrollment.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact AskHR@virginia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. Please contact us at least seven days prior to the start of each event.

Monday, October 5

Live presentations are available between October 5 - 8. Each session will be recorded and posted on this page. 

  • 9:00 am - UVA Health Plan: Know Your Options

    UVA Health Plan: Know Your Options

    Presented by UVA HR Benefits Specialists

    Watch the recording

    On average UVA employees spend $4,000 a year on health care for individuals, and $12,500 for families. ​​This is a significant investment in the health and well-being of you and your family.​

    ​Join our presentation to discuss 2021 Health Plan changes and resources that are available to help make an informed decision for this investment.  

  • 11:00 am - Understanding Medicare

    Understanding Medicare

    Presented by Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)

    Watch the recording

    A review of Medicare, its parts and what they do and don’t do. Also, what questions to ask as you are first starting on Medicare and what questions you need to ask after you have it set up.

  • 1:00 pm - Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement

    Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement

    Presented by Fidelity

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards page for more information. 

    This webinar will cover:

    • Estimating retirement health care costs 
    • Understanding available options before and after age 65  
    • Planning for retirement health care costs
  • 3:00 pm - Integrating Healthcare into Your Retirement Plan

    Healthy Numbers: Integrating Healthcare into Your Retirement Plan

    Presented by TIAA

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    A healthy retirement starts with your physical health. But budgeting for retirement healthcare costs is also essential. In this workshop, we'll cover the importance of healthcare planning within your retirement strategy and the benefits and costs of Medicare.

Tuesday, October 6

  • 9:00 am - Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

    Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

    Presented by TIAA

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    Saving for your ideal retirement No matter where you are in life, you can plan and start saving for the retirement you want. Learn how to create an effective plan to help you pursue your long term financial goals.

  • 11:00 am - Turn Your Savings into Retirement Income

    Turn Your Savings into Retirement Income

    Presented by Fidelity

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    Discover how much to save for retirement and the benefits of saving more. Review different account types you can use to save for retirement and strategies to preserve and grow your savings to last throughout your lifetime.

  • 1:00 pm - Distribution Strategies

    Distribution Strategies

    Presented by ICMA-RC

    Watch the recording: coming soon

    Join the Zoom session here.

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    Changing employers? Retirement on the horizon? Understand the various distribution requirements and options under your 457 and 401(a) plans. (This topic is appropriate for participants in the Commonwealth of Virginia 457, Hybrid 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Hybrid 401(a) and Virginia Cash Match Plan.)

  • 3:00 pm - Are You Ready to Retire?

    Are You Ready to Retire?

    Presented by VRS

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    This presentation for current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members (hired before January 1, 2014) who are within five years of retirement guides you through important retirement decisions (such as when to retire and selecting a benefit payout option). Other topics include using myVRS and benefits after retirement.

Wednesday, October 7

  • 9:00 am - Wise Use of Credit

    Wise Use of Credit

    Presented by UVA Community Credit Union

    Watch the recording

    Credit is an important factor in your ability to make large purchases. Learn how it works so you can build/improve your score, manage your debt, and use credit effectively throughout your life.

  • 12:00 pm - UVA Benefits Open Enrollment Town Hall

    Benefits Open Enrollment Town Hall

    Presented by UVA HR Staff

    Watch the recording

    The Town Hall included presentations and a Q&A session with:

  • 4:00 pm - Socially Responsible Investing

    Socially Responsible Investing

    Presented by UVA HR and UVA Sustainability Office

    Watch the recording: coming soon

    Join Zoom session here.

    Socially Responsible Investing for UVA Employees: Systemic challenges -- like racism, sexism, climate change, and more -- require systemic solutions. Unfortunately, many people feel lost when it comes to influencing change through our economic systems. There are many ways to “put your money where your values are,” and this virtual event will focus on helping UVA employees explore ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) fund options for their retirement investments. This webinar aims to serve as a “how-to” that will help interested employees overcome barriers from not understanding their UVA benefits to feeling uncertain about how to pick the right mix of investment options.

Thursday, October 8

  • 9:00 am - Navigating Market Volatility

    Navigating Market Volatility

    Presented by Fidelity

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    This webinar will cover:

    • Considering if you should change your investments
    • Understanding how to pull money out of the market and the effects of moving to cash
    • Learning why to consider saving more in a workplace savings plan
  • 11:00 am - Investing in Uncertain Times: What You Can Do Today

    Investing in Uncertain Times: What You Can Do Today

    Presented by TIAA

    Watch the recording

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    Experiencing the ups and downs of the market—and seeing your retirement account assets react to those ups and downs—can be unsettling. This webinar will focus on:

    • Things to consider—and avoid—during times like these
    • Important investment concepts to understand and how to apply them
    • Tools and resources available to you
  • 1:00 pm - CHARD SNYDER

    The Benefits of Having a Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account

    Presented by Chard Snyder

    Watch the recording: coming soon

    Join Zoom session here.

    Reward Eligible
    This webinar is reward-eligible through Hoos Well. See the Earn Rewards webpage for more information. 

    Learn about FSAs and HSAs, how you can utilize them, and what resources are available to you.

  • 3:00 pm - How to Qualify for a Mortgage

    How to Qualify for a Mortgage

    Presented by UVA Community Credit Union

    Watch the recording: coming soon

    Join Zoom session here.

    Buying a new home? Refinancing your existing mortgage? Learn the lending guidelines for various programs and how to get your finances in shape before you apply. All loans subject to credit approval. Membership eligibility required. Mortgage services provided by Member Options, LLC (licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, VA License #MC-5520) NMLS #194038 (nmlsconsumeraccess.org) a wholly owned subsidiary of UVA Community Credit Union.

Enroll in Workday

  • To review and elect your benefits in Workday

    • Navigate to Workday
    • In your Workday Inbox, click on the message titled "Open Enrollment Change: [Your Name] on 01/01/2021"
    • Follow the instructions to navigate through each part of the Workday Open Enrollment screens:
      1. Modify medical, dental, vision benefits, if desired
      2. Add or drop dependents, if applicable (adding a spouse requires spousal affidavit to be completed before finalizing your benefits elections). Confirm social security numbers for dependents.
      3. Elect/waive Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
      4. View insurances and long-term disability
      5. Confirm or change beneficiaries for life insurance
      6. If you are not ready to submit, back up one page using your "back" arrow in your browser, and select "Save for Later"
      7. When you are ready to submit, electronically sign at the bottom of the last page and press the SUBMIT button
      8. Workday does not currently offer the option to confirm your elections in writing, so after you submit your elections, it is a good idea to print a copy of your elections confirmation for your records. This will save a PDF of the document, which you can print or save.
      9. Watch for additional emails in your Workday Inbox related to post-Open Enrollment action items you made need to take
    • The following Workday Job Aids and training video offer additional detailed instructions:

     

  • If you Change Your Mind on an Open Enrollment Choice You Made and Open Enrollment Has Not Closed

    You can make changes to your elections as long as the Open Enrollment period is open, even after you have submitted your elections.

    1. From the Benefits app in Workday, click on "Change Open Enrollment"
    2. You will be making changes to what has been previously submitted. Any changes made will need to be resubmitted. If you do not resubmit, the changes will be deleted and the previous submission will remain in effect.
    3. Move through the same screens to elect or waive coverage
    4. Once changes are complete, electronically sign at the bottom of the last page and press the SUBMIT button
    5. Print the new confirmation of benefits elections
  • Open Enrollment Workday System Walk-Through

    Watch this short video that gives step-by-step instructions for navigating the Open Enrollment screens in Workday.

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For non-website questions or concerns about benefits and Open Enrollment, please contact the HR Solution Center by phone at 434.243.3344, or by email at AskHR@virginia.edu.

For previous Open Enrollment email communications, visit the Open Enrollment Communications Archive webpage.